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Two Abilene Christian University professors selected for inaugural Inquiry Initiative

Only 80 educators across the country have been selected to participate.
Credit: ACU

ABILENE, Texas — Only 80 educators across the country were selected to join a program on opportunity gaps, and two of the chosen participants are faculty members at Abilene Christian University.

Assistant professor of teacher education, Dr. Dana Mayhall, and associate professor of education, Dr. Amy Spiker, will participate in the inaugural Inquiry Initiative, which is the first of its kind. 

Credit: Abilene Christian University

The three-year research program is sponsored by the Association of Educator Teachers and the main goal is to better understand why some schools, universities, professors, etc. are lacking in supplies and basic resources. 

"ATE is committed to exploring ways teacher education scholars and practitioners can impact the pressing teaching and learning challenges of our time," president Rachel Rogers said. "The Inquiry Initiative is a unique, sustainable and collaborative structure we believe can have impact."

Credit: Abilene Christian University

ATE strives for advocacy, equity, leadership and professionalism for educators across the country and it's the oldest organization designed for teacher preparation according to ACU. 

The main purpose of this particular program is to foster and environment where innovation, research, presentations and teaching policies are at the forefront.

Go to acu.edu/academics/college-of-education-human-services/departments/teacher-education to learn more about ACU's education programs.


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