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Union University Executive Dean Thomas Rosebrough contributes to Tennessee Education Forum

April 28, 2011 - Dr. Thomas Rosebrough, Executive Dean of the College of Education and Human Studies at Union University, is an invited panelist for a public forum on the state of education in Tennessee sponsored by State Senator Lowe Finney, D-Jackson.

Co-author of the new book, Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students (2011), Dean Rosebrough and Dr. Ralph Leverett offer dynamic paths to meaningful change in education by shifting the focus of simply teaching content to focusing on and teaching individual learners by placing students at the center of teaching and learning.

Dean Rosebrough has taught at all levels, from elementary school through college, from undergraduate through doctoral education. He has taught public school, state university students, and private university students. He is the author of numerous published works with research interests in pedagogy, educational philosophy and ethics, and the history of education.

The Jackson Sun reported the following information in an article on the event this week:

“Jackson-Madison County and other West Tennessee residents concerned about the future of our public schools — and that should be everyone — have another opportunity to learn more, ask questions and offer their thoughts on Thursday. State Sen. Lowe Finney, D-Jackson, is hosting a gathering of education, government and business leaders to talk about the future of public education in Tennessee. More than 30 state and local leaders will make presentations and participate in panel discussions.

The goal of the forum is to begin forming relationships among community education stakeholders and to start coming up with ways to address today's public education challenges.

Recently passed state education reforms for K-12 and higher education are aimed at raising Tennesseans' overall education levels. Tennessee ranks near the bottom in education achievement, test scores and the availability and use of in-school technology.
Future economic development and our children's future financial success, family stability and standard of living hinge on greater academic success.”