Dr. Jaime G. A. Grinberg

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Dr. Jamie G. A. Grinberg

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Jaime Grinberg, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Foundations and teaches classes in the history and philosophy of education, globalization, socio-cultural analysis and Jewish Studies. 

He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Born in Argentina, he grew up in Uruguay and has lived in Israel, Michigan and New Mexico before moving to New Jersey. 

Jaime has taught and lectured in Argentina, Mexico, Israel, and the US among many places. His research and writings, under the larger umbrella of studying power and social "agency" in formal and informal education, cover topics such as progressivism; epistemologies, "habitus" and "doxa" of teacher preparation; critical hermeneutics of professional development and partnerships; post-structural "problematization" of historical, political and cultural studies in education; criticality in educational research and social theories; and the social field of bilingual and ESL education, among others. 

He has published six books, that include "Teaching like that: The beginnings of teacher education at Bank Street," and 5 edited anthologies, as well as numerous research articles in academic journals such as Teachers College Record, Review of Educational Research, Theory Into Practice, and Educational Administration Quarterly among others. Also, he has written research review chapters in academic handbooks, numerous book chapters, and has written journal articles and book chapters in Spanish for Latin-American publications. 

At MSU he has directed a school-university partnership (NJNER) involving more than 900 clinical faculty and 23 school districts and has been chair of the National Committee on Standards for the Council of Learned Societies in Education. He has also served as section program chair for the American Educational Research Association and program committee member three times for the American Educational Studies Association.

 

Degrees

  • PhD Michigan State University
  • MA Eastern Michigan University
  • BA The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

 

Career Appointments 

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Publications

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Jaime Grinberg, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Foundations and teaches classes in the history and philosophy of education, globalization, socio-cultural analysis and Jewish Studies. 

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Published:

Books

1- Grinberg, J. (2005). Teaching like that: The beginnings of teacher education at Bank Street. NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

2- Laverty, M., Demarzio, D., & Grinberg, J. (Eds.) (2006). Common Questions and Disparate Voices: A Philosophical Conversation on Education. Boston: Allyn & Bacon/Longman.

3- Grinberg, J., Lewis, T., & Laverty, M, (Eds.) (2007). Playing with ideas: Modern and Contemporary philosophies of education. Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

4- Price, J. & Grinberg, J. (Eds.) (2007). Unpacking classrooms in the US: Selected historical sources. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

5- Lewis, T., Grinberg, J. & Laverty, M (Eds.) (2009). Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (second edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

6- Price, J. & Grinberg, J. (2009). A brief history of American public schools: Selected documents (second edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

Articles, book chapters, electronic and other publications (44)

Refereed and/or Peer Reviewed articles

1- Grinberg, J. (2009). Del margen al centro: Comentarios sobre precedentes históricos en relación al acceso e inclusión en las escuelas publicas de los Estados Unidos (From the margin to the center: Comments on historical precedents related to access and inclusion in American public schools). In Educacão, 32 (1), 7-15.

2- Calabrese-Burton, A., Grinberg, J., & Richardson, K. (2007). On pigs and packers. In Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2 (1), 61-71.

3- Grinberg, J. (Reprinted, 2004). "I had never been exposed to teaching like that": Progressive teacher education at Bank Street during the 1930’s. Teachers College Record.
           http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=10976

4- Grinberg, J. (2002). "I had never been exposed to teaching like that": Progressive teacher education at Bank Street during the 1930’s. Teachers College Record, 104 (7), 1422-1460.

5- Goldfarb, K. & Grinberg, J. (2002). Leadership for social justice: Authentic participation in the case of a community center in Caracas, Venezuela. Journal of School Leadership, 12 (March), 157-173.

6- Grinberg, J. & Saavedra, E. (2000). The Constitution of Bilingual/ESL Education as a Disciplinary Practice: Genealogical Explorations. Review of Educational Research, 70 (4), 419-441.

7- Grinberg, J. & Goldfarb, K. (1998). Moving teacher education in/to the community. Theory into Practice, 37 (2), 131-139.

8- Anderson, G., & Grinberg, J. (1998). Educational administration as a disciplinary practice: Appropriating Foucault’s view of power, discourse, and method. Educational Administration Quarterly, 34 (3), 329-353. (Authorship in alphabetical order)

9- Grinberg, J. (1998). Barbara Biber on learning to teach: The legacy of a developmental psychologist. The Developmental Psychologist Letter, Spring, 14-18.

10- Pietig, J., McCormack, M., & Grinberg, J. (1996). Conversations in the field: Social Foundations and the student-teaching experience. Educational Foundations, 10 (2), 5-22.

11- Grinberg, J., Goldfarb, K., & Martusewicz, R. (1994). The legacy of Paulo Freire to democratic education. Democracy and Education., 8 (4), 44-45.

           12- Reprinted, (1994). Hands On, Summer, 63-64.

13- Pasch, M., Simmons, J., Sparks, G., Starko, A., Colton, A., & Grinberg, J. (1989). Cultural literacy, reflection, and teacher decision making. Teacher Thinking and Problem Solving 11 (1), 1-6.

Refereed and/or Peer Reviewed Research Handbooks

14- Lucas, T., & Grinberg, J. (2008). Responding to the Linguistic Reality of Mainstream Classrooms: Preparing All Teachers to Teach English Language Learners. In M. Cochran-Smith, S. Feiman Nemser, J. McIntyre, & J. Demmer (Eds.) Handbook of research on teacher education: Enduring questions in changing contexts (Third Edition) (606-636). NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis with ATE.

15- Lemesianou, C, & Grinberg, J. (2006). Criticality in education research. In K. Tobin & J. Kincheloe (Eds.), Doing educational research- A handbook (211-233). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

16- Grinberg, J., Goldfarb, K., & Saavedra, E. (2005). Con coraje y con pasion: The schooling of Latinas/os and their teachers' education. In Pedraza, Pedro & Rivera, Melissa (Eds.), Latino Education: An Agenda for Community Action Research A Volume of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Projects (227-254). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters and Electronic papers

17- Grinberg, J., Price, J., & Naditch, F. (2009). Schooling and social class. In S. Steinberg (Ed.), Diversity and Multiculturalism: A reader (265-278). New York: Peter Lang.

18- Grinberg, J. (2004). Only the “Facts?” In Joe Kincheloe & Danny Weil (Eds.), Critical thinking and learning (254-258). New York: Greenwood.

19- Grinberg, J. (2002) Una introduccion a los sistemas de educacion en los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica. (An introduction to the American educational systems). In Narodowski, M., Nores, M. & Andrada, M. (Eds.) Nuevas tendencias en politicas educativas: Estado, mercado y escuela (Recent trends in educational policies: State, market & school, pp. 335-362). Buenos Aires: Garnica.

20- Grinberg, J. (2001). Clase y genero: El caso de las mujeres docentes en el Bank Street (Class and gender: The case of the women practitioners at Bank Street). In Electronic Memory of the First International Conference on Processes of Feminization of Teacher Education. Mexico: El Colegio de San Luis de Potosi (ISBN 968-7727-58-6).

21- Grinberg, J. (2000). Desafios y posibilidades para el futuro de la educacion: El papel del docente lider (Challenges and possibilities for the future of education: The role of the practitioner-leader). EDUFORUM, http://www.utdt.edu/eduforum/ensayo4.htm. (Web Publication).

22- Grinberg, J., Harris, D., & Parker, M. (1997). Dilemmas of a field instructor. In Feiman-Nemser and Rosen, C. (Eds.) Guiding teacher learning: Insider studies of classroom work with prospective and practicing teachers (73-88). Washington, DC: AACTE Publications.

23- Grinberg, J. (1994). From the margins to the center: Teachers’ emerging voices through inquiry. In R. Martusewicz & W. Reynolds (Eds.), Inside/out: Contemporary critical perspectives in education (121-137). NY: St. Martin's Press.

Book reviews

24- Grinberg, J. (2001). Pedagogical contributions and limitations of a critical text: A review of Popkewitz and Fendler’s Critical Theories in Education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14 (2), 275-277.

Book Chapters published in edited books by Grinberg:

25- Grinberg, J. (2009). Playing with ideas: Some notes about learning communities and connected teaching elements. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (807-817). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

26- Grinberg, J. (2009). Critical pedagogy and teacher education: some notes on problematization. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (818-821). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

27- Grinberg, J. (2009). Problematizing teacher development from a critical perspective, an example. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (823-829). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

28- Grinberg, J. (2009). The foundations of a Public School System. In Jeremy Price and Jaime Grinberg (Eds.), A brief history of American schools: Selected documents (3-9). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

29- Grinberg, J. (2009). Progressive perspectives on school organization, system reform, educational purposes and social responsibilities. In Jeremy Price and Jaime Grinberg (Eds.), A brief history of American schools: Selected documents (177-181). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

30- Grinberg, J. & Price, J. (2009). Teachers, feminization of teaching and school systems in the 19th Century. In Jeremy Price and Jaime Grinberg (Eds.), A brief history of American schools: Selected documents (49-55). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

31- Grinberg, J. (2009). Mortimer Adler: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (279-281). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

32- Grinberg, J. (2009). Erich Fromm: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (311312-60). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

33- Grinberg, J. (2009). Israel Scheffler: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (545-547). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

34- Grinberg, J. (2009). Cleo Cherryholmes: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (579-581). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

35- Grinberg, J. (2009). bell hooks: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (655-656). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

36- Grinberg, J. (2009). Philip Wexler: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (737-738). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

37- Grinberg, J. (2009). Antonio Gramsci: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (181-182). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

38- Grinberg, J. (2009). Leo Tolstoy: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (59-60). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

39- Grinberg, J. & Lewis, T. (2009). John Dewey: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (95-97). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

40- Grinberg, J. & Lewis, T. (2009). Michel Foucault: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (327-329). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

41- Grinberg, J. & Lewis, T. (2009). Paulo Friere: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (385-387). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

42- Grinberg, J. (2009). William Heard Kilpatrick: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (269-271). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

43- Laverty, M. & Grinberg, J. (2009). Martin Buber: Introduction. In Tyson Lewis, Jaime Grinberg, & Megan Laverty (Eds.) Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play (363-365). Dubuque, IA: Kendall & Hunt.

Newsletter paper

44- Grinberg, J. (2004). No Child Left behind: some Thoughts. In Synergy: The newsletter of the New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal. 11 (3) Spring, 17-20.

Expert Interview

El transplante de ideas entre paises no sirve (The transplantation of proposals between countries is a disservice): M. Narodowski dialogues with J. Grinberg. Novedades Educativas, 113 (52-53), May 2000.

Monograph

Grinberg, J., Harris, D., & Parker, M. (1994). Dilemmas of a field instructor: A search for common ground. In Guiding Teacher Learning (20-30). East Lansing, MI. National Center for Research on Teacher Learning.

Papers in Progress for Submission

Grinberg, J. The pathologizing discourse-practice of teacher development: A critical discussion.

Grinberg, J. From Bakhtin to Bhabha in times of internationalizing teacher preparation: How can hybridity and third spaces contribute?

Grinberg, J. The evolution of teacher preparation in Israel: A historical discussion.

Grinberg, J. The role of context in Progressive teacher education: The case of the Cooperative School for Student Teachers.

Grinberg, J. Problematizing discourse-practices of partnerships: Teacher Education and Professional Development in and with schools.

Grinberg, J., Korenfeld, D. & Goldfarb, K. Youth movements in educational and sociopolitical local contexts: An historical systems analysis of the case of Maccabi Tzair.

Grinberg, J., Schwarzer, D., Goldfarb, K., & Juniu, S. “Our future, our teachers”: A critical reading of US federal initiatives on teacher preparation from four disciplinary standpoints.

Gonzalez, E., & Grinberg, J. The raise and fall of Human Rights in the school curriculum of Spain: The sociocultural context and politics of implementation.

Schwarzer, D., Goldfarb, K., Grinberg, J., & Juniu, S. Internationalizing teacher education: A glocal perspective.

Editor and Co-Editor

  • Food for Thought. Occasional papers series for the New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal. (2002-2004)
  • Synergy. Newsletter of the NJNER (2001-2003).

Journal Editorial Board Member

  • Youth and Society (1998-2004)
  • Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education. (2001-2005)

Simposia Discussant

  • Numerous AERA (American Educational Research Association, Divisions A- administration; Gsocial context; K-teaching and teacher education, and several SIGs), NNER-National Network for Educational Renewal, NRJE- Network for Research in Jewish Education, and AESA- American
  • Educational Research Association.

International Grants Evaluator

  • German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Refereed Papers in National and International Conferences

1- (2013). “Our Future, Our Teachers”: A critical reading of the US department of education policy document from a socio-historical stand-point. Paper presented at Sixth International Conference in Teacher Education, Jerusalem, Israel, July.

2- (2013) The possibilities of critical hybrid third spaces in teacher education. Paper presented at Sixth International Conference in Teacher Education, Jerusalem, Israel, July.

3- (2010). The role of context in progressive teacher education. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, May.

4- (2007). The evolution of teacher education from normal schools in/to universities: The case of Montclair Normal. Paper presented at The Fifth international Conference on Teacher Education, MOFET Institute, Israel, June.

5- (2007). Teacher Education and Professional Development in and with schools. Paper presented at The Fifth international Conference on Teacher Education, MOFET Institute, Israel, June.

6- (2005). The Progressive teacher: Reclaiming the legacy. Keynote Speaker at the annual meeting of The Open Classroom Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. February 11th.

7- (2004). Back to the future? Implications of progressive teacher education to contemporary policy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, April.

8- (2003). The politics of multicultural education in the US: The case of bilingual and ESL education. Paper presented at the symposium on “The modern liberal state: Ethnic challenges,” Department of Political Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, October.

9- (2003). Con pasion y coraje: Latino/a students and their teachers' education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, Chicago. (and Goldfarb, K. with Saavedra, E.).

10- (2002). Questions about educational research. Paper presented as moderator for panel on educational research at the 3rd National Network for Educational Renewal annual conference, New Jersey, October.

11- (2002). Administration, policy, leadership, and power. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, April.

12- (2001). Practicing popular social justice: Authentic participation and democratic leadership in the case of a community center in Caracas, Venezuela. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA),Seattle, April.

13- (2001). Clase y género: el caso de las mujeres docentes en el Bank Street (Class and gender: The case of the women practitioners at Bank Street). Paper presented at the First International Conference on Processes of Feminization of Teachers, San Luis, Potosi, Mexico, February.

14- (1999). Una postura diferente: El docente como lider en comunidades de aprendizaje. (A different perspective: Practitioners as leaders in learning communities). Paper presented at the University Torcuato DiTella InternationalColloquium: The Education of Teachers for the New Millennium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October.

15- (1999). Desde los efectos de mercados hasta la patologizacion de la victima: Temas en la preparacion y desarrollo profesional de maestros. (From markets to pathologization: Themes in the preparation and professional development of teachers). Paper presented at the University Torcuato DiTella International Colloquium: The Education of Teachers for the New Millennium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October.

16- (1999). Una breve introduccion a los sistemas de educacion en los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica. (A short introduction to the American educational systems). Paper presented at the University Torcuato DiTella International Colloquium: The Education of Teachers for the New Millennium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October.

17- (1999). Give me a for instance: Problematizing the discourse of teacher development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, April.

18- (1999). Problematizing the sacred in teacher education: Some conceptual propositions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, April.

19- (1998). Power, discourse, and method in educational administration. Paper presented at the University Council For Educational Administration (UCEA) Convention, St. Louis, October.

20- (1998). Mirando hacia el Norte: When bilingual education served for domestication and domination. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, April.

21- (1998, Invited). Working with communities and schools: A university “junior” faculty perspective. Paper presented at the Urban Network for Improving Teacher Education (UNITE) semi-annual meeting, Holmes Partnership, Orlando, January.

22- (1997). Foucault and educational institutional research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, San Antonio, October.

23- (1997). How my historical research shapes my teaching and how my students shape my historical research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, San Antonio, October.

24- (1997). Post-colonial theory and the history of the education of language minorities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, San Antonio, October.

25- (1997). Back to the future? Pedagogical lessons I learned from my historical research. Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, March.

26- (1996). Inside the classroom: The teacher, social justice, and the pedagogy of progressive teacher education at Bank Street in the 1930’s. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Montreal, November.

27- (1996). The social and cultural impact of the world wide web in the classroom: The collaborative cases of computer sciences department, medical school, music department, and public schools in Albuquerque. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Curriculum and Teaching, San Antonio, October.

28- (1996). We make the road by walking: From CIELO to PDS’s and what is it next? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Curriculum and Teaching, San Antonio, October.

29- (1996). Privilege, teaching, and commitment to social change: Emerging tensions at Bank Street in the 1930’s. Paper presented at the AERA (American Educational Research Association) annual conference, New York, April.

30- (1996). Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself: Explorations in pedagogy, language, culture and diversity. Paper presented at the AERA (American Educational Research Association) annual conference, New York, April. (with L. Ortiz & R. van Dongen)

31- (1996). Exploration in diversity and teaching: A case study of an undergraduate multicultural teacher educationproject. Paper presented at the AACTE (American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education) annual meeting, Chicago, February. (with L. Ortiz & R. van Dongen)

32- (1996). Rethinking the preparation of novice teachers: The Teaching and Learning Communities Program (TLC) at the University of New Mexico. Paper presented at the AACTE (American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education) annual meeting, Chicago, February.

33- (1994). The teacher as a critical inquirer: A working paper to further the meaning of the Foundations to practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Chapel Hill, November.

34- (1993). Make it up: Autobiography as voice and fiction in teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association. Chicago, November.

35- (1993). Above and beyond credentials, markets, and social mobility: The case of the Cooperative School for Student Teachers, New York 1931-1935. Paper presented at the annual conference of the History of Education Society. Chicago, October.

36- (1993). Teachers and students as researchers in an open classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, April.

37- (1992).Caring and not caring: Two cases of student teachers struggling with identity and role expectations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, November.

38- (1992). Teaching as research: Issues, tensions, and validation through collegial conversation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April.

39- (1992). Dilemmas of a field instructor. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators annual conference, February, Orlando.

40- (1989). Exploring the structure of reflective pedagogical thinking in novice and expert teachers: The birth of a developmental taxonomy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April.

Presentations

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Service

Professional Association Memberships

  • Network for Research in Jewish Education
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • American Educational Research Journal
  • Review of Educational Research
  • Youth and Society
  • Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education
  • Education Policy Analysis Archives
  • Democracy and Education

Other Types of Reviews

  • American Educational Research Association    , Conference proposals and program section chair
  • American Educational Studies Association, Conference proposals and program committee member
  • Sense Publisher, Book Proposals
  • Lawrence Erlbaum, Book Proposals

Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Council of Learned Societies in Education, Chair, National Standards Committee (1997-1999)

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • MSU Network for Educational Renewal (NJNER), Faculty advisor to the partnership between the university and 23 school districts

Service to the Profession

  • American Educational Research Association (member divisions A, F, & K)
  • 2002 Program Section Chair, Division A (administration), section 3 (social justice).
  • Program reviewer (1995-2004, divisions A, F, K, & L, and several SIG’s).
  • Graduate Students Committee (1991-1992).
               Council of Educational Foundations in Education (formerly known as Council of Learned Societies in Education).
  • Chair, National Standards Committee (1997-1999).
               American Educational Studies Association.
  • Program committee (1996 and 1998 annual meetings).
  • Nominating committee (1994, 2000).
  • Critics’ Choice Awards Committee (1998).
               The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, McGill University, Canada
  • Founding Scholars Advisory Board (since 2007)
               Institute for Democracy in Education (1993-1998).
  • Member and coordinator, Michigan and New Mexico. 

Service as a member of the faculty Montclair State University 

University service

Board member:

  • Institute for Sustainability Studies
  • Jewish American Studies Curriculum Committee

Personnel decisions:

  • Outside Chair evaluator for tenure, Psychology Department, 2008
  • Outside member Personnel Committee (PAC), Communications Department, 2009 

University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2005-2006):

  • Member elected by peers
  • Secretary elected by committee members 

University Senate:

  • Ad Hoc Calendar Committee (2006)
  • Chair, Sabbatical committee (2007-08)
  • Research Allocations Committee member (2010) 

Student Development and Campus Life:

  • Faculty Adviser, Hillel, the Jewish Student Union, 2004-2008.
  • Bias Response Task Force, faculty representative since 2008 

Department of Educational Foundations:

  • Educational Foundations Search Committee Chair (2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2008-2009)
  • Chair, curriculum committee (2004-2005)
  • Curriculum committee member (2008-09)
  • Master of Arts in Education program development chair committee (2005-06)
  • Member, Personnel Action Committee (2004-2008, 2009-12, peer elected)
  • Chair, Personnel Action Committee (2006-2008 and 2010-12)           

College of Education and Human Services:

  • Interim Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (college wide peer elected), 2004-2005.
  • Doctoral students portfolio reviewer since 2001.
  • College faculty senate (peer elected), 2003-2004.
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2008.
  • Chair, Research Allocations Committee, 2009-2010.
  • Doctoral Faculty Appointments Committee, 2009-2010. 

Center of Pedagogy:

  • Teacher Education Policy Committee (2001-2004)
  • Chair, Doctoral Faculty Appointments Committee (2003-2004)
  • Ad Hoc committee for curriculum approval (2001-2004)
  • National Network for Educational Renewal, Annual Meeting Planning Committee (2002-2003)
  • Center of Pedagogy Leadership Committee (2001-2005)
  • Urban Teaching Academy Planning Committee (2001-2002)

New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal (NJNER):

  • Executive Committee, Professional Development Schools. (2001-2003)
  • Operations Committee, NJNER. (2001-2005)
  • Executive Committee, NJNER. (2001-2005)
  • Summer Conference Planning Committee Chair (2001-2003)
  • Editor of the Occasional Papers Series “Food For Thought” (2002-2004)
  • Teacher Study Groups grants’ selection committee chair (2001-2005)
  • Dodge Foundation-NJNER Action Research Projects, selection committee (2001-04)

Advisory Board Member:

  • Montclair State University-Paterson School District Teaching Academy (2001-2004)
  • Detectives in the Classroom (grant for curriculum in epidemiology) (2001-2004)

The University of New Mexico 

  • Faculty Senate member at large (elected by peers, 2 terms). 1996-2000.
  • Faculty Senate subcommittee on part-time instructors.
  • Faculty Senate committee on International Affairs.
  • Grant planning and writing, Title V, with University College and Student Affairs.

College of Education:

  • Graduate committee, College of Education (96-97) (elected by peers).
  • Grievance committee. (1995-2000)
  • Committee for the study and proposal of a center for teacher education (1996). 

Division of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies:

  • Merit committee, Division of LLSS (peer elected), 1997-00.
  • Faculty Search Committees:  Literacy; Sociocultural Studies.
  • Interim Chair Personnel Committee (Fall 1999).
  • Member Personnel Committee (peer elected), 1999-2001.

Latin American and Iberian Studies Institute

  • Program committee, 2000-2001.
  • Advisory committee for the Latin-American Programs in Education (1995-2001).

 

Awards 

  • The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Faculty of Humanities Fellowship Award. 1985-1986.
  • Eastern Michigan University Graduate School Fellowship Award. 1987-1988.
  • Finalist for The University of New Mexico Teaching Award, 2000.
  • Finalist for the UNM Alumni Teaching Award, 2000.
  • Institute for Educational Inquiry grant award for the advancement of Arts in Education, 2003-2004.

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Educational Foundations of Teacher Education
  • Historical, Cultural, Political, Philosophical and Social Contexts of Schooling and Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Professional Development
  • Progressivisms and education
  • Bilingual education, language, and the education of immigrants
  • Research in education
  • Education in Latin America
  • Jewish and Israel Studies

Research Projects 

  • Informal education and youth groups as social movements: The case of Jewish and Zionists youth movements
  • Political and critical hermeneutics of "Citizenship and Human Rights Education: The Spanish Case"
  • Comparative Social History of Teacher Education in the US, Spain, and Israel
  • Critical Hermeneutics of the "Official Story" in Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Reforms 

Specialization

  • Educational Foundations of Teacher Education; Historical, Cultural, Philosophical, Political and Social Contexts of Schooling and Teaching. 
  • Power and Agency in formal and informal education. 
  • Critical theory, critical pedagogy, post-colonial studies in education. 
  • Educational Leadership and Professional Development. 
  • Bilingual education, language, and the education of immigrants. 
  • Education in Latin America. 
  • Education in Israel. 
  • Jewish-American Studies