WSU Professor to Head International Teaching Group

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University professor Forrest Crawford was recently elected to lead the International Society for Teacher Education. The group includes approximately 450 members worldwide dedicated to improving the way future teachers are taught.

Crawford looks forward to leading the group he has been involved with for 12 years.

“It’s an overwhelming and awesome responsibility. I don’t just represent teacher education in North America, now I become the voice of the Society,” said Crawford, a teacher education professor at WSU. “I have to think about how we address educating global citizens.”

WSU will host the International Society for Teacher Education annual seminar June 3-8. Seminar sessions are geared toward group members but the event will open with a public forum from 9 a.m. to noon on June 3 in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. Everyone is invited to interact with teacher educators from all over the world during the forum.

“I like the idea of opening up the talent of the Society to the broader community,” Crawford said.

The recent assignment is one of a series of honors Crawford has received this spring. Crawford, WSU’s assistant to the President for Diversity, also was honored recently with a Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice award from the Utah Coalition of La Raza for contributions to Utah’s Hispanic community as well as a University of Utah Pete Suazo Social Justice Award. He is the only person to receive both awards in the same year.

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