2017-18 General Catalog

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Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Doris Ash
Informal science learning, teacher professional development, science discourse in and out of the classroom

Margaret (Greta) A. Gibson, Emerita

Ron Glass
Education as a practice of freedom; research for equity; ethical issues in collaborative research; moral and political philosophy and education; ideology and education; race and education; school reform; democracy and education

June A. Gordon
Urban education; international comparative education; the impact of economics, culture and politics on educational attitudes and expectations of immigrants; marginalized youth; schooling and society in Japan, China, India, the U.K., and the U.S.A.; sociology of education

Judit Moschkovich
Mathematical thinking and learning, mathematical discourse, student understanding of functions, the transition from arithmetic to algebraic thinking, language and learning mathematics, bilingual mathematics learners, mathematics instruction for English learners, conceptual change in mathematics and science, discourse in mathematics and science classrooms, Vygotskian theories, qualitative methodology

Rodney Ogawa, Emeritus

Brad Olsen
Teachers, teaching, and teacher education (with emphases on professional knowledge, identity. and policy reform); English education; art education; sociolinguistics; philosophical perspectives on education; and qualitative research methods

Art Pearl, Emeritus

Lucinda Pease-Alvarez, Emerita

Judith Scott
Literacy and language learning, particularly with students who depend on schools to learn about academic language; reading, writing, vocabulary development; vocabulary assessment; teachers’ professional development through collaboration and inquiry

Trish Stoddart, Emerita

David Swanger, Emeritus

Kip Téllez
Preparation of teachers for linguistic and cultural diversity, second language learning, studies of the school curriculum, educational assessment

C. Gordon Wells, Emeritus

Associate Professor

Lora Bartlett
Educational policy and school reform, schools as workplaces for teachers, the conditions of teachers’ commitment

George Bunch
Language and education in linguistically diverse settings, disciplinary language and literacy, preparation of teachers for linguistic diversity, language policy, and bilingualism

Cindy Cruz
Critical ethnography; community-based learning; decolonial pedagogies; foundations of education; LGBTQ street youth; women of color thought; cultural studies and education; and technology and digital practices of homeless youth

Eduardo Mosqueda
Mathematics education of English learners; large-scale data set quantitative analysis; urban education issues

Jerome Shaw, Emeritus

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Catherine R. Cooper (Psychology)
Cultural perspectives on child and adolescent development; linkages among families, peers, schools, and work; issues of diversity, ethnicity, and gender in identity; research, practice, and policy in university outreach programs; linking qualitative and quantitative research

Bruce N. Cooperstein (Mathematics)
Algebra, algebraic number theory

Barbara Rogoff (Psychology)
Human development in sociocultural activity; informal and formal arrangements for learning; adult/child and peer communication in families and schools in diverse cultural communities; learning through observation; cognitive development, especially problem solving, planning, and attention

Revised: 09/01/17