I care most deeply about the professional preparation of teachers. I am interested in a lot of other things, too:
Curriculum theory and aesthetics
- How what can be counted is not always most worth counting
- How the arts reveal and articulate aspects of curriculum
- The value of qualitative inquiry, narrative, and autobiographical methods
The role of literature in schools
- Reading as a place in the curriculum where aesthetic experience thrives
- Reading as a place where private and public come together
- Reading together as a professional formation site
- Reading together as a research site into questions of professional development
Educational policy and professional role of teachers
- Is teaching a profession, an avocation, a calling, a guild, a craft, or something else?
- Who decides what good teachers are, and how they are to be trained, certified, rewarded, or sanctioned?
- If “audit culture” is the new common sense, what happens to what can’t be audited?