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Keynote Speaker

Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Professor

Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education at Boston College

Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the John E. Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, where she served as Director of the PhD Program in Curriculum & Instruction from 1996-2017. Professor Cochran-Smith received the 2018 AERA Division K Legacy Award for lifetime distinguished contributions to teacher education. Cochran-Smith is in demand as a keynote speaker and presenter nationally and internationally, and she has Honorary Doctorates from both the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and the University of Alicante (Spain). Her latest book, with members of Project TEER (Teacher Education and Education Reform) is Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (Teachers College Press, 2018). She is widely known for her work about teacher education research, practice and policy and for her sustained commitment to teacher education for social justice with inquiry as the centrepiece.

Marilyn Cochran-Smith's contributions