On Oct. 19, Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, and Vicky Lynch ’18M, Madeline Robinson ’18, and Heather Hingston ’18M presented a new framework for teaching controversial issues in politically divisive times to educators, board members, and student-teachers at the 65th annual...
Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof and Special Education graduate Kate Peterson ‘16 published their research on student discipline in urban schools on May 9 in Psychology in the School. Titled “Creating procedural justice and legitimate authority within school discipline systems...
Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, hosted a panel on the environmental sustainability of schools on April 12. “Going Green: A Look at How Schools Are Becoming Green Spaces” examined the cost of our environmental footprint, what “green schools” are and how they operate, and what...
Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, was featured on March 15 in an Education Week article addressing the importance of a strong civics curriculum in high school classes, especially when discussing the Second Amendment. Brasof stressed the need to take current events and regional...
Arcadia’s Educational Leadership doctoral program will host “Undoing Pennsylvania's School Funding Crisis” on Thursday, March 29 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Landman Library’s Beaver College Room. Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, will facilitate a discussion on inequitable school...
Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, presented at the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ (PCSS) 64th annual statewide conference in Harrisburg on Oct. 20.
Dr. Brasof, along with Education certificate students...
Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education and coordinator of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, will lead a 9-session professional development series through Feb. 27 with teachers and leaders from the School District of Philadelphia.
Dr. Brasof will work with middle and high...
Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, is collaborating with Youth Development Consultant Marc Fernandes to lead one of the largest youth-adult leadership initiatives in the country. Dr. Brasof will help reform student councils into youth-adult councils in the 200 high schools that are...
Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, recently published “An Abolition Framework: Debating Slavery by Moving Beyond the Question of Race” in the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ Social Studies Journal.
In his article, Dr. Brasof offers a new method for teaching students...
Jean Courtney, leader of the student voice movement in Ontario, Canada who is a retired educator in the Ministry of Education, interviewed Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, about a lack of student voices in school policy and how this relates to teens being uninterested in civic...
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Dr. Brasof’s teaching and research focuses on organizational leadership and teaching and learning. Dr. Brasof educational leadership scholarship examines the role of student voice in school reform, how to distribute leadership to teachers and students, and create more democratic institutions. In terms of pedagogy, Dr. Brasof's research and practice centers on social studies, civic education, school-community partnership, and project-based learning. Dr. Brasof is the National Constitution Center's Education Fellow (2010-16) and The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement Education Fellow, developing national civic programming and materials. Dr. Brasof also supervises social studies teachers throughout the region. Dr. Brasof serves on multiple boards: Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies, Journal for Education Policy, Planning, and Administration, and Social Studies Journal. Prior to joining Arcadia, Dr. Brasof served as a graduate assistant at Temple University, teaching courses in methods in social studies; advanced methods; and courses on culture and community, curriculum instruction and technology in education. While at Temple, Dr. Brasof co-led the Cultural Fieldwork Initiative, Philadelphia’s first university-cultural institution internship for pre-service social studies students. Dr. Brasof’s most recent secondary teaching experience includes a number of years on the faculty of Constitution High School, a magnet civics high school in Philadelphia, PA, as founding and lead social studies instructor.
Current Research Projects
Brasof, M. Youth Court: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults
Brasof, M. & Biddle, C. The Values and Behaviors The Build Students Capacity to Lead
Brasof, M. & Spector, A. Building a Democracy in an Elementary School
Journal of Education Policy, Planning and Administration (2015-present)
Social Studies Journal (2010-present)
Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies (2010-present)
National Constitution Center Teacher Education Advisory Board (2010-2016)
Assistant Director for Development and Conference Planning for the New Democratic Ethnical Educational Leadership Professional Network (2011-14)
Teacher Advisory Council for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (2010)
2015 Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Excellence in Research
2012 Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies Outstanding Program of Excellence Award
2012 Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Honorary Dissertation Research Fellowship
2011 Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies Outstanding Social Studies Project Award
2011 New Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution
2010 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Pennsylvania’s American History Teacher of the Year
2009 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished High School Educators.
Dr. Brasof’s teaching and research focuses on organizational leadership and teaching and learning. Dr. Brasof examines the role of student voice in school reform, how to distribute leadership to teachers and students and create more democratic institutions, and social studies, school-community and project-based learning pedagogy.