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Jaime Grinberg

Professor, Educational Foundations

University Hall 3220
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 has 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 eight books and anthologies, including "Teaching like that: The beginnings of teacher education at Bank Street" (2005), “Successful teaching” (2017, with D. Schwarzer), and “Understanding Glocal Contexts” (2019, with D. Schwarzer). The third edition of "Philosophy of Education: Modern and Contemporary Ideas at Play" (with D. Rogers & M.R. Gregory) is forthcoming in 2022. 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 philosophical, historical, political, and socio-cultural aspects of education. 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.


Philosophy of Education.
History of Education.
Teacher education curriculum, policy, and practices.
Post-critical and Post-colonial studies in education.
Social Theory.
Non-formal and informal education (e.g., youth movements).
Spirituality and education.
Fútbol (soccer) and sports.



Research Projects

History of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) at MSU

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

Understanding Contexts of Education

How contexts play in the formation of common sense about schooling, teaching, and learning?
What are the relationships between contexts and curriculum, formal and informal?

Novice teachers: curriculum and pedagogy

Political and critical hermeneutics of culture and education