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Schniedewind, Nancy

BA Smith College
MAT Harvard University
Ed.D University of Massachusetts

ProfessorNancy Schniedewind

Department: Educational Studies
Office: OM 101
Phone: (845) 257-2827

Career History

Teacher, West Philadelphia High School, Social Studies
Teacher, West Philadelphia Community Free School, a public alternative school
Assistant Professor, St. Mary's State College of Maryland, Teacher Education
Professor, SUNY New Paltz, Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program

Teaching Interests

Multicultural/Social Justice Education
Cooperative Learning
Feminist Pedagogy/Social Change
Conflict Resolution

Research/Creative Activity

Research Interests include:
Effects of diversity education on teachers' practice and student learning
Resistance to neoliberal educational programs and policies
Social justice education curriculum and feminist pedagogy

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in University Teaching
Visiting Researcher, University of Tampere, Finland


Numerous books and articles, most recent include:
"Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education" with Mara Sapon-Shevin, Beacon Press. 2012
"Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology", with Suzanne Kelly and Gowri Parameswaran, McGraw Hill, 2012.
'Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity", with Ellen Davidson, Rethinking Schools, 2006.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
American Educational Research Association