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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


Edward Warburton


Mary Atwater

Action! Equity and Social Justice


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


Ryan S. J. D. Baker

Educational Data Mining: Predict the Future, Change the Future


Pam Grossman

Re-imagining Teacher Education in a Shifting Landscape 


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


Carolyn Riehl

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


Richard Rothstein

Accountability and Closing the Gap


Elizabeth Ellsworth

Around and About the Limits of Education


Larry Cuban

Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Schools?


Amy Stuart Wells


Frank Newman

Fall 1998

Ursula Cassanova

Fall 1998

David Charles Berliner


Henry M. Levin

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


James Banks


Philip Jackson

Untaught Lessons: Three Teachers Recalled


A.H. Passow


K.G. Saiyidain

Education and the Art of Living


Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alemein

Education for Leadership


T.H. Briggs

The Secondary School Curriculum


J.B. Conant

Public Education and the Structure of American Society


C.L.A. Bougle

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


D.E. Smith

Challenging Problems in American Schools of Education


C.H. Becker

Secondary Education and Teacher Training in Germany


M.E. Sadler

Outlook in Secondary Education


F.J.E. Woodbridge

Contrasts in Education