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Sachs and Tisch Lectureships

Sachs Lecturer

Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer

Lecture Series Background

Julius Sachs (1849-1934) was born in Baltimore, the son of a rabbi.  His older brothers became investment experts, forming a Sachs investment firm. At the time of his marriage to Rosa Sachs, the firm merged with rival Goldman.  Upon receiving his doctorate in Europe, he returned to New York to found the Sachs Collegiate Institute for Boys and Girls, which is today known as the Dwight School.  In 1902, Julius Sachs was invited by Dean Russell to join the faculty at Teachers College.  His fields included the classics, philology, archeology, and art.  Sachs was part of the Committee of Eight who, in 1909, wrote a new curriculum for teaching history which became a model for teaching social studies in the elementary grades. 

Dr. and Mrs. Julius Sachs established the lecture series in 1924 with the purpose of making it possible to bring distinguished visiting lecturers to campus, chosen by the Dean, to deliver lectures "on some phase of education best suited to promotion of progress in secondary education."

 

Sachs Lecturers

2017-2018

Edward Warburton


2016-2017

Mary Atwater

Action! Equity and Social Justice


2014-2015

Kenneth Zeichner

The Struggle for the Soul of Teaching and Teacher Education: Imagining a More Democratic Future for Teacher Preparation in the U.S.

Viv Ellis

Transforming the Landscape of Teacher Education: Possible Futures for the Profession and Universities Working Together

Wanda Blanchett

Moving Towards an Equity and Social Justice Agenda in the Preparation of Teacher Educators

Thomas Philip

Advancing Teacher Education's Engagement with issues of Race, Racism, & Racial Justice: Working at the Intersections and Tensions of Social Theory and the Learning Sciences

Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Ed Reform’ and Teacher Education: The Policy Paradigm that Is Reforming (Deforming?) Teacher Preparation in the U.S.

David Berliner

Evaluating Teacher Education and Teachers Using Student Assessments: A Deliberate and Destructive Misunderstanding of Teachers’ Effects

Lauren Anderson

Navigate, Regenerate, and Agitate: The Politics, Purpose, and Pedagogy of Teacher Educator Preparation


2012-2013

Ryan S. J. D. Baker

Educational Data Mining: Predict the Future, Change the Future


2011-2012

Pam Grossman

Re-imagining Teacher Education in a Shifting Landscape 


2010-2011

Samuel Lucas

- On Exposure to Discrimination

-When Some Are More Equal Than Others: Equalizing Opportunity in a Resistant Society

-Social Sabotage: The Persistence of Societal Dysfunctions Despite Our Best Efforts


2005-2006

Carolyn Riehl

Something Imagined, Not Recalled: Leading America's Schools Beyond their Maximum Lifespan


2003-2004

Richard Rothstein

Accountability and Closing the Gap


2002-2003

Elizabeth Ellsworth

Around and About the Limits of Education


2001-2002

Larry Cuban

Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Schools?


2000-2001

Amy Stuart Wells


1999--2000

Frank Newman


Fall 1998

Ursula Cassanova


Fall 1998

David Charles Berliner


1997--1998

Henry M. Levin

A Dream for All Children: Accelerated Schools; Educational Vouchers: Arming Ourselves for the Current Debate


1996

James Banks


1991

Philip Jackson

Untaught Lessons: Three Teachers Recalled


1976

A.H. Passow


1959

K.G. Saiyidain

Education and the Art of Living


1954

Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alemein

Education for Leadership


1951

T.H. Briggs

The Secondary School Curriculum


1946

J.B. Conant

Public Education and the Structure of American Society


1938

C.L.A. Bougle

The French Conception of -'Culture Generale' and its Influence Upon Instruction


1935

D.E. Smith

Challenging Problems in American Schools of Education


1931

C.H. Becker

Secondary Education and Teacher Training in Germany


1930

M.E. Sadler

Outlook in Secondary Education


1929

F.J.E. Woodbridge

Contrasts in Education