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Jaime Grinberg

Professor, Educational Foundations

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BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
MA, Eastern Michigan University
PhD, Michigan State University
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Professor Jaime Grinberg, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations. 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 teaches classes in the history, philosophy, political, and socio-cultural aspects of education. Jaime has taught and lectured in Argentina, Mexico, Israel, and the US among many places. He is regularly a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Kibbutzim College in Israel.

He received his Doctorate from Michigan State University and his undergraduate degree is from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His MA is from Eastern Michigan University. Born in Argentina, he grew up in Uruguay and has lived in Israel, Michigan and New Mexico before moving to New Jersey.

His research covers topics such as progressivism; teacher preparation; leadership; philosophy, history, and politics of education, and bilingual education. He published "Teaching Like That: The Beginnings of Teacher Education at Bank Street" (Peter Lang Pub. 2005), as well as co-edited six anthologies in which he authored many chapters. He also co-edited "Successful Teaching, What Every Novice Teacher Needs to Know," published in 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield, as well as co-edited "Understanding Glocal Contexts in Education: What Every Novice Teacher Needs To Know" published in 2019 by Kendall-Hunt. He published numerous research articles in academic journals such as Teachers College Record, Review of Educational Research, Theory Into Practice, and Educational Administration Quarterly among others. 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.

He served as Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Services and directed a school-university partnership (NJNER) involving 23 school districts, both at Montclair State University. Nationally, he served as Chair of the Committee on Standards for the Council of Learned Societies in Education.


Educational Foundations and Policy.
Historical, Philosophical, Political and Social Contexts of Education.
Schooling, Teacher Education, and Teacher Learning.
Progressive Education.
Educational Leadership.


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