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Connecting Advances in Learning Research and Teacher Practice: A Conference about Teacher Education
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Magdalene Lampert

Senior advisor, Boston Teacher Residency, BPE
George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor in Education, University of Michigan


Lampert is coordinator of the Learning in, from, and for Practice Project, senior advisor on preK-12 teacher preparation at the Boston Teacher Residency and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, and chief advisor to the Accessing Algebra Through Inquiry Project at New Visions for Public Schools in New York City.  She is currently on leave from the University of Michigan where she taught mathematics methods courses to intending teachers, and doctoral courses in teaching, teacher education and mathematics education.  Her research and development work has focused on understanding and portraying the world of classroom practice to the academic community, providing images of practice that make the proposed reforms in mathematics education concrete, creating interactive multimedia tools for both analyzing and representing the work of teaching, and investigating how teacher education can be structured to enable learning in, from, and for practice. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, she taught in the College of Education at Michigan State University and fourth and fifth grade mathematics at Spartan Village Elementary School from 1984 to 1993. In 2001, she published Teaching Problems and the Problems of Teaching with Yale University Press. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Education and was for ten years a member of the Board of Directors of The Spencer Foundation. She received her EdD from Harvard University in 1981.

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