Jill Perry Opening the CPED Convening at the University of South Carolina
Dear Commons Community,
After three days, I returned late last night from the the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Convening at the University of South Carolina.
Sponsored in part by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, CPED includes over 100 colleges and schools of education, which have committed resources to work together “to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (EdD) through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation.” The Convening provided a good forum wherein those interested in an action-oriented applied doctorate shared thoughts and ideas. The keynote address was delivered by Shaun R. Harper, professor at the Rossier School of Education and President-Elect of the American Education Association (AERA). There were a number of other fine presentations and panels. I especially enjoyed hearing from graduates of these EdD programs, all of whom were working in schools and school districts.
Hunter College adopted the CPED model for its EdD program which is now in its fourth year. I spent much of my time with my Hunter colleague, Marshall George.
A good three days of sharing experiences with each other. The video above shows Jill Perry, Executive Director of CPED, welcoming the attendees.