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GSE Teaching Award
April 28, 2009, Volume 55, No. 31



The 2009 recipient of the Graduate School of Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the GSE Student Affairs Committee, is Dr. Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in GSE’s Foundations & Practices of Education (FPE) division and co-director of the Center for Collaborative Research and Practice in Teacher Education.

The Graduate School of Education singles out for this award those who have “a strong commitment to teaching and learning,” who demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for both the course material and for the students, and who are intellectually challenging and stimulating.

Dr. Ravitch explores issues pertaining to practitioner research, international social justice, teacher education and ethnography across disciplines. Students cited the high quality of both her scholarship and her classroom practice. One student described her as “an incredible model … who demonstrates that it is not only possible to be committed to both research and teaching, but that it is also possible to do both extremely well.”

Dr. Ravitch received her BA degree from Temple University, two MSEd degrees from Harvard University, and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.


Almanac - April 28, 2009, Volume 55, No. 31