The Martin Haberman Library for Social Justice Teaching

Sep 6, 2012 by

Jonathan Kozol

With great pride, the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association has established the Martin Haberman Library for Social Justice Teaching. The library will be housed at the Milwaukee Center for Teaching, Learning, and Public Education and will officially open on Friday, September 28th,5:00 PM, with a ribbon cutting by keynote speaker, Jonathan Kozol. A reception for invited guests will follow.

Dr. Martin Haberman, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus (1932-2012) a revered teacher educator, passed away on January 1, 2012. Dr. Haberman was a longtime University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee education professor who created the Metropolitan Milwaukee Teacher Education Program. He was co-founder of the Urban Doctoral Program at University Wisconsin School of Education, a noted researcher, the writer of many books and articles on teaching and learning.

Milwaukee Teachers' Education AssociationDr. Haberman believed that exemplary child-centered teaching in urban schools, with direct focus on students, would always apply ideals of fairness, equity and justice to their world.  When the Haberman  family learned of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Associations’ plans for the Center for Teaching, Learning and Public Education, they made arrangements to donate the entirety of Dr. Haberman’s professional library collection to the Center.

Haberman Foundation

The Haberman Educational Foundation,Inc.,was chartered in 1994 in his behalf. The HEF provides his Haberman Star Teacher/Star Principal Interview trainings to school districts, universities  as well as charter schools across the states. The selection protocols are used in an effort to select the best teachers and principals for the children and youth of America, especially for those who live in poverty; his life will be remembered as one dedicated to this very purpose.

The Library will include a lending library and a dedicated space for educators to work in collaborative cohorts, meet for workshops and book studies.

Donations to the Library in memoriam are kindly accepted.

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