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Education faculty presented papers and responded to colleagues' papers at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), in San Diego, CA, April 12-17, 2009
Professor Dirck Roosevelt (Elementary Education; Director, MAT) delivered a paper, "Purposes that Outrun Evidence': Making Space for the Imagination in Teaching and Learning to Teach." The research site for this paper was "Making Art," a project of the Public Elementary MAT program in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum. Employing a Deweyan framework of analysis, the paper explores why and how beginning teachers might choose to make support of children's exercises of will, creativity, and desire central to their practice. For more information, contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
The research reported in this paper has been part of the Choosing to Teach Study, a study supported by a grant from the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University. For more details go to:
Additionally, Education faculty Sharon Feimain-Nemser (Mandel Center, MAT DeLeT, Elementary Education) and Roosevelt served as respondents at several sessions, including "Critical Reflections in Pre-service Teacher Education" (Roosevelt).