Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. Cochran-Smith is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and was co-chair of AERA’s National Panel on Research and Teacher Education and co-editor of their report, Studying Teacher Education (2005). Cochran-Smith was also editor of the Journal of Teacher Education, 2000-2006, and is co-editor of the Teachers College Press series on Practitioner Inquiry, which includes more than four dozen books by practitioners and/or about practitioner research, including Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation (with Susan L. Lytle, 2009). Cochran-Smith received AERA’s 2006 Research to Practice Award for her book, Policy, Practice and Politics in Teacher Education. She has also received numerous AACTE awards, including the Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education, the Margaret Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education, and the Research and Writing Award in both 1995 and 2005. Dr. Cochran-Smith is a frequent keynote speaker nationally and internationally. In 2012, she received Honorary Doctorates from both the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland) and Alicante University (Alicante, Spain).  Since 2014, she has been Adjunct Professor at the School of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Cochran-Smith has written 200+ articles, chapters, editorials, and books on social justice, practitioner research, and teacher education research, practice and policy.

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