Educator to Participate in National Teacher Congress Dec. 10-12

Dec. 5, 1995

The future of teacher education and the career-long support of teachers will be the focus of the National Congress on Teacher Education to be held Dec. 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Baylor University's Dr. K. Fred Curtis, the Strickland Professor of Education and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education, is one of 15 educators from Texas invited to participate in the congress.

More than 300 educators, business leaders and national policy makers will attend the congress to ensure that teachers throughout the nation are equipped appropriately to teach an increasingly diverse population of students who have a variety of educational, social and health needs.

The congress will produce a publication which will provide guidelines for teacher development, set national goals and include action plans to implement changes.

"We will be talking about where we need to be in the next century," Curtis said. "We do not want to play catch up. We want to be proactive rather than reactive."

Curtis has served as president of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators and has been active in the national Association of Teacher Educators.

The congress is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Association of Teacher Educators and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Featured speakers will include Richard Riley, U.S. secretary of education, and Dr. Mary Hatwood Futrell, dean of the School of Education at George Washington University and past president of the National Education Association.

For more information, contact Curtis at 755-3111.

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