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Jaime Grinberg

Professor, Educational Foundations

BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
MA, Eastern Michigan University
PhD, Michigan State University
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Jaime Grinberg, Ph.D., is a Full Professor of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University. He is a former Chairperson of the department and the past Director of the Educational Foundations for Elementary Teachers undergraduate major at Montclair State University. He served as Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Services. Dr. Grinberg directed a school-university partnership (NJNER) involving 23 school districts and Montclair State University. Nationally, he served as Chair of the Committee on Standards for the Council of Learned Societies in Education.

He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, his undergraduate degree is from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and his MA is from Eastern Michigan University. Born in Argentina, he lived in Uruguay, Israel, Michigan, and New Mexico before moving to New Jersey. His current research focuses on socio-historical, political, and philosophical foundations of education's policy, theory, and research dimensions. He published nine books and anthologies, including "Teaching Like That: The Beginnings of Teacher Education at Bank Street" (2005), "Successful Teaching" (2017, with D. Schwarzer), "Understanding Glocal Contexts" (2019, with D. Schwarzer), and the third edition of "Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play" (2022, with D. Rogers & M.R. Gregory). Also, he has written more than 100 papers, research handbook chapters, and book chapters in English and Spanish.

He teaches undergraduate and doctoral classes in education's philosophical, historical, political, and socio-cultural aspects. Professor Grinberg has taught and lectured in Argentina, Mexico, Israel, and the US, among many places. He has served on the faculty at The University of New Mexico and Eastern Michigan University. He is a Visiting Professor at Kibbutzim College in Israel.

As of the Fall of 2023, Professor Grinberg is the editor of "Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines," an online open-access refereed academic journal.


Philosophy of Education.
History of Education.
Teacher education curriculum, policy, and practices.
Social Theory.
Non-formal and informal education (e.g., youth movements).
FĂștbol (soccer) and sports.



Research Projects

Beyond the post-colonial educational discourse-practice

This study focuses on the legacy of Dr. Francesc Tosquelles (1912-1994) on the reconceptualization of psychiatry vis-a-vis what constitutes normality, addressing the need to "cure" institutions by rethinking taken-for-granted treatments, routines, rules, and the role of practitioners, and to engage with the "occupied" mind, a result of the context of falangism, fascism, and nazism. Furthermore, notable scholars, such as Fanon and Guatarri, were his disciples. This study discusses and analyzes past and present educational practices in multiple institutional contexts, including the university, and numerous disciplinary ways of knowing by engaging in critical analysis.

Archival history: Institutional relations, Organization, Purposes, Politics, Curriculum, Research

Political and critical hermeneutics of culture and education