The TeachingWorks journal club supports teacher education researchers’ and practitioners’ learning by
exploring the latest research published in peer-reviewed journals. Meetings are focused on disseminating specific information as efficiently as possible.

Journal clubs have been used in other fields as a way of helping faculty members and students stay abreast of new research. The TeachingWorks journal club focuses on recent research in teacher education and its application to practice. A different faculty member, staff member, or graduate student leads each meeting, selecting two articles from a list of new pieces that have been published on teacher education. The leader summarizes the articles and leads a discussion with the group.

This year, the TeachingWorks journal club will cover the following journals:

  • Action in Teacher Education
  • American Educational Research Journal
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  • Elementary School Journal
  • Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy
  • Journal of Teacher Education
  • Teachers College Record
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • The New Educator
  • Urban Review

These brown bag meetings are open to all and will take place on the following Fridays, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., in the TeachingWorks suite (U-M School of Education, 610 East University, Room 1005)

Fall 2016/Winter 2017:

September 9, 2016, led by Percy Bates and Ebony Perouse - View PDF - View Slides - View Group Discussion

November 11, 2016, led by Debi Khasnabis and Kim Ransom - View PDF - View Journal Club Handout

February 3, 2017, led by Tim Boerst and Meri Tenney Muirhead - View PDF - View Slides

March 24, 2017, led by Michael MacDonald and Dan Quinn - View PDF

One week before each meeting, a document containing abstracts and bibliographic information for recent articles about teacher education published in the journals above is uploaded to this webpage. Current documents can be found following the dates above. Archived documents can be found here.

Please contact Simona Goldin ( with any questions. If you are not a member of the U-M School of Education community, please register for the journal club listserve here.