Guest Talk: TeacherEd Confidential: Venture Capitalism & the Academic Underbelly, with Lauren Anderson, Wednesday, 10/3, 7:30-9pm

306 Russell

This CITED conversation will raise questions about teacher education as a new “frontier” for privatization, teacher educators’ participation alongside entrepreneurs in disruptive innovation, and the implications of such partnerships for public education and the professions. The talk will argue that while teacher education needs “transformers,” it needs for them to be conscious, careful and accountable when it comes to the structures of racial capitalism and the (neoliberal) web into which privatizing interests would like to see them woven. Closing discussion will explore how teacher educators might navigate, on their own and together, the current context and with what consequences for the field and its future.

Lauren Anderson is an associate professor of education at Connecticut College. Her scholarship focuses on teacher education policy and practice and their impacts on K-12 public school students and teachers. Prior to her appointment at Connecticut College in 2013, Prior to her appointment, she served as an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Dr. Anderson holds a B.A., Yale University; M.S.Ed., Bank Street College; and Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development, a collaboration between Teachers College, Columbia University and Kings College, London.

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Where: 306 Russell


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