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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.
Non-formal and informal education (e.g., youth movements).
Spirituality and education.
Fútbol (soccer) and sports.
- book on understanding contexts
- Book: Successful Teaching: What every novice teacher needs to know
- article on "Teaching Like That" (Teachers College Record)
- article on Constitution of Bilingual Education (Review of Educational Research)
- article on "Leadership for Social Justice" (Journal of School Leadership)
- article on "Educational Administration and Foucault" (Educational Administration Quarterly)
- article on "Moving Teacher Education In/To the Community" (Theory Into Practice)
- article on historical precedents in the education of teachers (Fermentario)
- article on learning to teach for social justice
- article on Impediments and opportunities in education from an historical perspective ("Educacao" )
- chapter on "Con Pasion y Con Coraje"
- chapter on "Criticality in Education Research"
- article on "Pigs and Packers" (in Cultural Studies of Science Education)
- Chapter on Social Class
- Philosophy of Education
- book on "Playing with Ideas"
- Book on progressive teacher education at Bank Street, 1930s
- Book: Unpacking Classrooms
- Book: A brief history of American schools
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?