Notable Achievements

Stephen Marble, associate professor of education and Michael Kamen, professor of education, presented at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, on Oct. 30. 

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Expertise

Teacher Education, with an emphasis on Secondary Education. 

My specialization is Teacher Education, with an emphasis on Secondary Education. I am certified at secondary school level in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies and taught in a one room school in rural Alaska for a number of years, an experience which deeply informs my work with pre-service secondary teachers. My research interests focus on deploying tools for effective teacher learning, including Japanese Lesson Study, action research, and peer coaching. I also study the implications on educational practices of Gilles Deleuze, the French philosopher whose wide-ranging thought provides new views of the educational terrain.

Education

PhD , University of Texas at Austin 1992
Masters in Secondary Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa 1982
Bachelors of Journalism, Bachelors of Arts, Unviersity of Texas at Austin 1976

  • My specialization is Teacher Education, with an emphasis on Secondary Education. I am certified at secondary school level in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies and taught in a one room school in rural Alaska for a number of years, an experience which deeply informs my work with pre-service secondary teachers. My research interests focus on deploying tools for effective teacher learning, including Japanese Lesson Study, action research, and peer coaching. I also study the implications on educational practices of Gilles Deleuze, the French philosopher whose wide-ranging thought provides new views of the educational terrain.

    Education

    PhD , University of Texas at Austin 1992
    Masters in Secondary Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa 1982
    Bachelors of Journalism, Bachelors of Arts, Unviersity of Texas at Austin 1976

  • My research follows three intertwined threads.

    The first thread has evolved from my experience teaching high school in rural Alaska and working in Hawaii’s highly diverse public schools. The focus of this thread is the cultural contexts that surround the teaching/learning relationship.

    A second thread involves the use of Japanese Lesson Study in teacher education and professional development settings.

    The third thread explores the educational implications of Gilles Deleuze and his search for responses to the dogma of orthodox thinking. Teachers face constantly changing situations every moment they are in the classroom.