Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Video of Arne Duncan and panel discussion, September 8, 2011

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Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education, visited the School of Education on September 8, 2011. He and a panel, including our faculty members Deborah Loewenberg Ball, David Cohen, Bob Bain, Annemarie Palincsar, Peter Bahr, and Robert Sellers, along with Dedrick Martin, superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools, and Jordan Peshke, a current student in our elementary teacher education program, discussed and debated some of the most crucial issues in American education today, focusing on the need for much better teacher training.

In addition to the one-hour, three-minute complete video of the “fishbowl” style discussion found below, there is also a 90-second video of selected highlights, produced by the Department of Education.



The faculty members of our School of Education who participated in the discussion are:

Peter Bahr is an assistant professor in the School of Education.

Bob Bain is an associate professor, School of Education; and an associate professor, Department of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is William H. Payne Collegiate Chair, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and dean of the School of Education.

David Cohen is John Dewey Collegiate Professor, School of Education; and professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Annemarie Palincsar is professor of education; Jean and Charles Walgreen Professor of Reading and Literacy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; and associate dean for academic affairs.

Robert Sellers is professor, School of Education; and professor, Department of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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