Oral history interview with Arthur E. Levine, 2013.
President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Scope and Contents
Authorship of book on U.S. higher education undergraduate curriculum and importance to career; presidency of Bradford College: application of curriculum research, its revitalization by creation of practical liberal arts program; Clark Kerr's influential development of research university model throughout California; surprise at recruitment to position of President at Teachers College (TC); reorganization of TC to better prepare teachers as leaders and researchers; suitability of Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) to broadly affect teacher education; request by Vartan Gregorian to provide input on Carnegie Corporation education programs; Vartan Gregorian's interest in improving education and investment in Teachers for a New Era; work with Jim Hunt and Mitch Daniels to develop state-specific teacher education programs; Carnegie Corporation funding to WWNFF: recruitment of high-ability teachers of color, honing of state-specific and regional teacher education program, attention to teacher retention, development of programs focused on STEM teachers; importance of experimentation and flexibility in teacher education schools; reasons for need for greater education equity and opportunity in U.S.
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