Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Director of Ph.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction
- Teacher certification programs
- Teacher development
Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools and director of the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. A teacher education scholar and practitioner for more than 30 years, Cochran-Smith is a frequent presenter nationally and internationally and is widely known for her work about teacher education research, practice and policy and for her sustained commitment to teacher education for social justice with inquiry as the centerpiece. Cochran-Smith has written nine books – five of which have won national awards and recognitions – and more than 200 articles, chapters, handbook chapters, and editorials on teacher education research, practice and policy, social justice, and practitioner research. She and Susan Lytle are the founding co-editors of the Teachers College Press book series on practitioner inquiry, which now includes 50 books by practitioners or about practitioner research.