“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh, visiting instructor of Psychology. “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or...
Dr. Peter Appelbaum, professor of Education, co-edited "Sonic Studies in Education: Echoes, Reverberations, Silences, Noise,” a book that explores the ways in which sound considerations can affect how people recognize, identify, plan, assess, and design educational possibilities within the...
Beloved actor Alan Rickman, known for his languid voice and frequent portrayal of villains, died yesterday at the age of 69. For many, his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films brought to life a complex character and imbued him with a tragic humanity.
In this 2008 article in...
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Peter Appelbaum is Professor of Education at Arcadia University. He has a doctorate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in Educational Foundations, Policy and Administration, and Master's degrees in Curriculum & Psychological Studies (Michigan) and in Mathematics (ABD at Duke University). Dr. Appelbaum's focus areas in his doctoral work were in Diversity and Multicultural Education, Critical Feminist Studies, and Curriculum Theory.. He was a fellow at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Philadelphia for 2 years (Psychoanalysis & Education), a visiting research professor at the Freie Universität (Student Perspectives on Assessment) and at the Technische Universität Fulda (Intercultural Communication) in Germany, visiting Spencer Fellow at the University of Cape Town (Critical Multicultural Research Methods) in South Africa for two 3-month periods), is currently collaborating as a European Union Scholar in Ethnomathematics with the University of Thessaly in Greece, and as an International Expert in Assessment and Public Pedagogies with the University of Lyon in France.
Dr. Appelbaum's doctoral dissertation later became his first book, Popular Culture, Educational Discourse and Mathematics (1995), which analyzed the ways that curriculum theory, ideology, and cultural trends support and transform power relations and social constructs across professional dialogue and public debates about education, even in the context of supposedly neutral subject areas such as mathematics. Later publications include Multicultural and Diversity Education: A reference handbook (2002); (Post) Modern Science (Education): Frustrations, propositions, and alternative paths (2001); Embracing Mathematics: On becoming a teacher and changing with mathematics (2008) - co-authored with Arcadia Graduate Students; and Children’s Books for Grown-up Teachers: Reading and writing curriculum theory (2009) - which was awarded the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award for Curriculum Studies. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Curriculum Studies, Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and For the Learning of Mathematics. He has been the President of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Chair or Program Chair of various research interest groups in Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies, Post-Colonial Research in Education, Queer Studies in Education, Gender and Education, Popular Culture and Public Pedagogies, a section editor for several curriculum studies journals, he is currently Vice President of the International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education, a plenary speaker at international curriculum theory and curriculum studies conferences and international mathematics education conferences, and a workshop leader for several international and global educational leadership programs. Dr. Appelbaum is also one of the founding members of the Arts-based Educational Research Group of the American Educational Research Association; he has served as a doctoral committee member at Arcadia, Georgia Southern University, Arizona State University, The University of British Columbia, The University of Thessaly, The University of Cape Town, Melbourne University, RMIT Australia, Rio de Janeiro State University, and others. Recent projects include a special issue of Educational Studies devoted to Sound Studies approaches to educational foundations, an international collaboration bringing together curriculum theorists and ethnomathematics researchers to discuss ways that education can respond to contemporary global crises, and a joint project on the ethics of onto-epistemologies in education, such as South African Ubuntu, Refugee Studies, and Exiled Artists.
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Dr. Appelbaum enjoys working with doctoral students in such areas as curriculum theory and history, arts-based and hermeneutic research methods, mixed methods that combine quantitative approaches with qualitative approaches, interdisciplinary studies, education in and out of formal institutions, international and global leadership, psychoanalysis and education, popular culture studies, gender and sexuality education, and anything related to diversity, equity and social justice. His own educational path meandered a lot, from Physics and Mathematics, to Ethnomusicology, to Topology and Mathematical Logic, to Cultural and Post-Colonial Queer Theory, and he enjoys looking at questions and topics from perspectives that don't initially seem connected until they are brought together by research.