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SUBJECT: Grenfell: Teacher Education in Canada: The issues and the challenges

DATE: September 28, 2009

          Teachers are key resources in society. We need great teachers to motivate and to educate our children and young adults, and to prepare them to face an ever-more complex world. But how well are we preparing our teachers? Are we doing a good enough job in preparing them for the challenges of the classroom and to meet the needs of society?

          FC2014, Forest Centre, Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NL Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 7:30 pm Free admission, reception to follow www.mun.ca/harriscentre/

          Exploring the Canadian perspective of teacher education will be:

- Dr. Robert Crocker, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, Memorial University and President of Atlantic Evaluation and Research Consultants;
- Dr. Clare Kosnik, Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Teacher Education and Development, OISE, University of Toronto;
- Dr. Bruce Sheppard, Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

         Come listen to the presentations and contribute your thoughts during the discussion session. 

         If you can’t attend in person, the session will be webcast live at 7:30 NDT (23:00 GMT) at www.mun.ca/harriscentre. 

        This event is part of the Edge Conference: Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education, an international conference organized by Memorial University’s Faculty of Education visit www.mun.ca/edge2009/.

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