Bridgewater State to Celebrate 175th with Call for Papers on Teacher Prep

Bridgewater State University is celebrating its 175th anniversary as one of the first teacher-preparation institutions in the U.S.

Founded by Horace Mann as one of the first “normal” schools in America, the university is hosting a conference on the history of teacher preparation. The conference will be held on March 26, 2015, on the university campus in Bridgewater, Mass..

The college is holding a conference and calling for papers addressing topics such as:

  • History of the Normal School movement and its legacy
  • Higher education and teacher preparation in historical perspective
  • Evolving use of educational technology in teacher preparation and classroom practices
  • The history of teacher education in relation to issues of social justice and democracy
  • International influences and practices
  • Historical developments in educational pedagogy

Notification regarding paper acceptance will be made by Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. For questions about the conference, email Howard London at


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