The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Education, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, is a U.S.-based, independent policy and research center whose charge is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education."

The foundation was organized by Henry S. Pritchett who served as president for twenty-four years (1906-1930). In 1918, The Carnegie Foundation started the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), a fully-funded pension for college professors.

The foundation is a major national and international center for research and policy studies about teaching. Its stated mission is to address the "hardest problems faced in teaching in public schools, colleges and universities," which the Foundation describes as being "how to succeed in the classroom, how best to achieve lasting student learning, and how to assess the impact of teaching on students." It prepares the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Its journal, "Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" is published by Heldref Publications.

Bibliography

*Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, "Private power for the public good : a history of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching". With a new foreword by Lee S. Shulman, New York : College Entrance Examination Board, 1999 (Originally published: 1st ed. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 1983)

External links

* [http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/index.htm Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching] – Official site.
*" [http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/change/ Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning] " – Official site.
*" [http://www.heldref.org/change.php Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning] " at Heldref Publications.


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