Sunday | April 15, 2018

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Astor Ballroom, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY

Please join us for a Teaching in Context book reception at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in New York City. The program will include short remarks by Susan Moore Johnson (contributor), Esther Quintero (editor) and others. 

Teaching in Context (Harvard Education Press, 2017) provides new evidence from a range of leading scholars showing that teachers become more effective when they work in organizations that support them in comprehensive and coordinated ways. The studies featured in the book suggest an alternative approach to enhancing teacher quality: creating conditions and school structures that facilitate the transmission and sharing of knowledge among teachers, allowing teachers to work together effectively, and capitalizing on what we know about how educators learn and improve. The chapters in this book point to the need to reevaluate current policies for assessing and ensuring teacher effectiveness, and establish the foundation for a more thoughtful, research-informed approach.

Esther Quintero (editor) is a senior fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute. Her work focuses on conducting and synthesizing research on schools as organizations, teachers’ social capital, diversity in the teaching workforce, and the sociology of the classroom. Full bio.