Curriculum Vitae

Paul Shaker

Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education

Mailing address: 5 Burrard Crescent, Port Moody BC V3H 4V8, Canada

Voice: 604-781-5909



Professor emeritus, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University of British Columbia. Immediate past dean.

Executive Producer, “Your Education Matters,” social media project focused on the funding of British Columbia schools. @youreducationmatters @profpaulshaker

Founding Associate Editor, Teaching Education (Australia/U.K./U.S.), Board of EditorsJournal of Educational Controversy.

Reviewer, Teaching Education (Australia/U.K./U.S.), Teachers College Record, Society of Professors of Education, Jungian Journal of Scholarly Studies, Canadian Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Controversy, Education Policy Analysis Archives.

Fellow, National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado/Arizona State University. Fellow, Institute for Public Education, Vancouver.

Founder, Friends of Simon and Friends of Simon: Online, tutoring outreach projects for refugee and immigrant students in greater Vancouver, British Columbia.

Research Advisor, Public Interest Research Desk, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office

Consultant, AdvancedAsaleeb Training Centre, Riyadh/London, Saudi Arabia, Directed the seminar: “Academic Leadership Development in Higher Education,” Vancouver BC.

Writing and Speaking, see below




Executive Producer and Host, “Your Education Matters,” television program cablecast four times weekly on Shaw TV, BC. Interviews with education professionals. http://www.youreducationmatters.caYoutube link

International Scholar in residence, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Education & Center for Service and Learning, Winter term. Member, BC Great Schools Project.

Board of Editors, Paideia (Romania). Program review, American Educational Research Association. Member, BC Great Schools Assessment Project.

Chair, Award Committee, The Wisniewski Teacher Education Award, Society of Professors of Education.


Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. 125 FTE faculty, 1800 Undergraduates, 550 PDP (post-baccalaureate teacher education) students, 550 Graduate students, 350 Graduate diploma students:

•Creating and delivering academic and outreach initiatives to serve communities in need.

•Working to sensitize media, politicians, and the public to the values of professional education.

•Implementing collaboration with school districts and stakeholder groups in public education.

•Advancing practitioner-oriented graduate offerings.

•Recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty.

•Increasing PhD capacity and breadth of graduate studies.

•Expanding off campus MEd and EdD programming throughout British Columbia.

•Fostering new academic centers and other research activities.

Treasurer, Association of BC Deans of Education



Celebration of Community Award, United Way of the Lower Mainland, BC, for Friends of Simon, university tutoring outreach to refugee and immigrant children. See video at


Coursework toward a Certificate in the Liberal Arts, “The Poets of Tin Pan Alley,” “Twelve Great Conductors of the Modern Era,” Simon Fraser University.


AERA Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education, Division K, for the book, Reclaiming Education for Democracy: Thinking Beyond No Child Left Behind (Routledge).


Jungian Odyssey, intensive program of study, International School for Analytical Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland

Media Contributor Award, Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE)


Honorary Member, British Columbia Teachers Federation


Certificate of Completion, Intensive Program of Study, C.G. Jung Institute, Kusnacht, Switzerland


Certificate of Appreciation, Fresno County Office of Education; Award:Making a Difference,” Fresno Unified School District; Board of Trustees

Phi Kappa Phi, elected to membership, California State University, Fresno

Professor of the Year, Association of Mexican-American Educators, Fresno, CA


Executive Briefing and Technology Institute, Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA.


Continuing education courses, “The Heart of Spiritual Civilization: Navajo” and “The Meeting of Psychoanalysis and Humanism,” The California Institute of Integral Studies.


AACTE Outstanding Writing Award for Teachers and Mentors: Profiles of Distinguished 20th Century Professors of Education, co-editor.

Continuing education course, “How Psychotherapy Works: Control Mastery Theory,” San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.


Continuing education workshops, “Multicultural Voices in Literature,” MN Center for Arts Education. Latino/and Native American Literature and African and Asian American Literature.


Course, “Developmental Counseling and Therapy: Working with Depression and Personality Disorders,” Minnesota State University, Moorhead.


Service Award as a Founding Editor, Teaching Education, University of South Carolina.


Fulbright Senior Scholar, Gulf Arab States Educational Research Center, Kuwait. Establishing a unit of evaluation for basic education in seven Arab Gulf nations.


Named as Outstanding Educator by the Evening Student Council, University of Akron, for the teaching of Problems in Education, senior capstone foundations course.

Selected by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio as Honored Faculty Member for commitment to the college teaching mission.


Great Teacher Award, Mount Union College Alumni Association.


PhD in Education, The Ohio State University, Graduate School, studies in Curriculum, Foundations of Education, and Political Theory. University Fellow. M.A., 1974. State of Ohio Provisional Teaching Certificate, Comprehensive Social Studies, History, Political Science, (7-12).


University of Chicago, Oriental Institute. NDEA Fellow. Near Eastern language and civilization. Columbia University. NDEA nominee.


B.A. in History, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences, President’s Scholarship Award, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Nominee. Mideastern history and language.


Niles (Ohio) McKinley High School Valedictorian (1/400).




Dean and Professor, California State University, Fresno, Kremen School of Education and Human Development; Director of Teacher Education; [136 FTE faculty, 2328 Undergraduates, 1300 Basic Credential students, 766 Master’s, Doctoral and Advanced Credential students.]

•Led the curriculum development of one of California’s most advanced four-year blended teacher education programs.

•Directed regional implementation of CalStateTEACH, a web-based, distributed learning, teacher education program based on the Open University (U.K.) model.

•Expanded enrollment and faculty ten percent per annum five years running to meet teacher shortages. Led NCATE/California reaccreditation.

•Member of the advancement team that successfully solicited a multimillion-dollar naming gift for the Kremen School of Education and Human Development and an endowed chair for Early Childhood Education.

•Established a technology-oriented PreTeacher Assessment Center for credential candidates.


Dean and Professor, College of Education and Human Services, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, 80 FT faculty, 1850 undergraduates, 250 graduate students.

Chairman of the Board, Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative. Created new program in Health Sciences Administration, led successful reaccreditations in education (NCATE), nursing, and social work. Launched field-based M.S. degree for teachers in curriculum and instruction.


Dean and Professor, National College of Education and McGaw Graduate School of Education. National-Louis University, Evanston, IL, 165 FTE faculty, 250 undergraduate students, and 4100 graduate students in a variety of professional programs through the doctorate. In addition to four Chicago area campuses, academic centers in Tampa, Milwaukee-Beloit, McLean, VA, St. Louis, and DoDDS Germany.

•Increased African-American faculty contingent from zero to seven.

•Exceeded enrollment targets annually.

•Initiated Education Specialist program for master teachers.

Board member, Community Youth Creative Learning Experience; Chicago Center for School Improvement, an NCE collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago.


Associate Dean and Professor, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Slippery Rock University, PA, 160 faculty and staff and 2300 (UG) and 450 (G) 7600 students. Responsibilities included work with staffing, budget, space, scheduling, program development, student academic appeals.

Director, Assessment Center, coordinating performance outcomes assessment of all pre-service candidates.

Chair, NCATE and PDE Self-Study Committees, maximum accreditation granted.

Director, first NEH grant issued direct to an SCDE, $165,000.


Chairman (1983-87), Education Department, Lester D. Crow Professor of Education, tenure, Mount Union College, Ohio. [Now: University of Mount Union]. Directed 250 majors and faculty of twelve for teacher education. Teaching: Educational Psychology, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education. Head of exemplary liberal arts education program recognized by AACTE and Ohio Department of Education. Integrated educational technology and clinical laboratory experiences with teacher education program. Officer, Mount Union College AAUP. Director, Technology Services.


Assistant Director, Educational Research Center, College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Administration: aiding the establishment, organization, and daily operation of the R&D center. Research: designing school development projects; writing on international educational development; implementing and evaluating curricular reforms at K-12 and university levels.


Legal Assistant, Nader & Nader Attorneys at Law, Warren, Ohio.


Teacher, U.S. History and English, Canton (Ohio) Central High School. Forensics Coach. President, Teachers’ Organization.


Teacher, mathematics and geography, low SES rural youth. Ashville (Ohio) Junior High School. Member, Ohio Education Association.




Director, seminar for Saudi Arabian educational leaders, “Academic Leadership in Higher Education.” Vancouver, July, 2012

External examiner, University of British Columbia doctoral program in education, 2012.

Member, Great Schools Project, developing an alternative methodology for British Columbia school evaluation, 2010-15.

Referee, Education Leadership and Policies, College of Education, University of South Carolina

Member, nominating committee, John Dewey Society

Evaluator, Degree Quality Assessment Board, Ministry of Advanced Education, BC

Evaluator, University of Victoria (BC) teacher education program

Referee, Ontario Research Chair, higher education

Program Committee, Annual Conference, American Educational Studies Association

Reviewer, Alberta Journal of Educational Research


Chair, ASCD/John Dewey Society Memorial Lecture

Think Tank member, Technical Assistance Design Project, Advancing Building Capacity, American Association for the Advancement of Science


National Board Member, Reading Recovery Council of North America


Coordinator, Liberal Studies Program (campus elementary education major). Member, AACTE Focus Council on Special Education.


Executive Board Member, John Dewey Society; Chair, Nominating Committee


Chair, Awards Committee, Division K, Teaching and Teacher Education, American Educational Research Association.


Member, Board of Editors, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, The Journal of Afro-Latin Studies and Literatures.


Director, Mount Union Theatre, an 800-seat college multiple-use facility serving as a community outreach. 125 programs annually.


Member, Executive Council, The Ohio Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Executive Council, The Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education.


Research in comparative education and culture at Baika College, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan. Summer semester.


Chair, Mount Union College-North Central Association Evaluation Committee. Maximum accreditation granted.


International Consultant, SWRL (Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA) with respect to Asian-Mideast Programs. On-site liaison with the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf Arab States’ Educational Research Center (Kuwait), TEAM Associates/Arab Center for Social and Educational Development (Cairo), Ministry of Education, Philippines (Manila).



“Jung and Post-postmodernism: Symbols for Education,” chapter in Jung and the Classroom: Education for Diversity and Meaning, New York: Routledge.


“Philanthropy and Education Faculty: Renewing Engagement with Teachers and Schools,” chapter in Shaker, G. G., ed., Faculty Work and the Public Good, Teachers College Press.


“A Review of Great Teachers and Great Leaders,” chapter in, Mathis, W. J. and Welner, K. G., eds., The Obama Education Blueprint: Researchers Examine the Evidence, Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.


Reclaiming Education for Democracy: Thinking Beyond No Child Left Behind, co-authored with Elizabeth Heilman, New York: Routledge. Winner of AERA’s Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education.

“Education, Policy and Politics” in Parillo V., ed., Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


“Human Development: The Cultural Psychology of the Right and its Challenge to Education,” chapter in Battleground Schools, Mathison, S. and Ross, W. eds., Vol. 1, pp 326-332. Greenwood Press: Westport, CN


The Alternative Qualities of Teachers,” in Keeson, K. and Ross, W., eds., Defending Public Schools—Teaching and Teacher Education, New York: Praeger/Greenwood.

Educative Experience: Continuous Growth,” in D.A. Breault and R. Breault, eds., Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom, Kappa Delta Pi.


Political Advocacy vs. Academic Authority: Defining Educational Inquiry and Defending Public Education,” chapter in W. Gershon, T. Kelly, K. Kesson & W. Walter-Bailey, eds., (De)liberating Curriculum and Pedagogy: Exploring the Promise and Perils of “Scientifically BasedApproaches (pp. 141-156). New York: Educator’s International Press, Inc.


Teachers and Mentors: Profiles of Distinguished Twentieth Century Professors of Education, co-edited with Craig Kridel and R.V. Bullough, New York: Garland Press. Winner of AACTE’s Distinguished Writing Award.


“Foundations of Education as a Curriculum Laboratory,” chapter in J. Sears and D. Marshall, eds., Teaching and Thinking About Curriculum, New York: Teachers College Press.

“Education in the Coming Century,” chapter in J.M. Parlardy, ed., Teaching Today in Elementary School, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc.


Issues in Research and Development in the Developing Nation Context, monograph with M.A. Rasheed and A. el-Mahdi Abdel-Halim, Riyadh University Publications, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


A Study of the Evolution of Consciousness: A Foundational Source for Education, dissertation, The Ohio State University.



“The Politics of Arrested Development: Deepening the Purposes of Education,” Journal of Educational Controversy, Vol. 6 No. 1, Fall 2011/Winter 2012. LINK


“Fighting the Education Wars, Metaphorically,” invited commentary, Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 12, 2010 ID Number: 16232, Date Accessed: 12/1/2010 1:30:54 PM


“Education and the Preservation of Canadian Exceptionalism,” Education Canada, Vol. 49 (1), pp. 29-32.


“Scapegoating Public Schools.” The School Administrator. Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 27-29. Co-author, Elizabeth Heilman.

“Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism.” Teachers College Record, January 8., ID # 14870, date accessed: 2/19/2008 at 4:26:26 pm.

“A Graduation Speech.” Our Schools/Our Selves, (The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Vol. 17, No. 2(90ff).


“Scientifically Based Research” — The Art of Politics and the Distortion of Science. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, Vol. 30:2, 207-219. Co-author, Claudia Ruitenberg.


Big Change Question: Is Washington Serious about Scientifically-based Research?” Journal of Educational Change, No. 5(3), pp. 289-302.

The New Common Sense of Education: Advocacy Research vs. Academic Authority: Teachers College Record, Vol. 106, No. 7, pp 1444-1470. Co-author, Elizabeth Heilman.

Left Back: Punditry or History?” Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp 495-507.

Public Schools as Public Good.” Education Canada, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp 29-31. Co-author, Peter Grimmett.


Advocacy Versus Authority–Silencing the Education Professoriate,” Insights, Vol. 35, No. 2, November, pp. 3, with Elizabeth Heilman.

The Divergent Paths of Community Service,” Insights, Vol. 35, No. 1, July, pp. 6.

Teacher Education, Pro-Market Policy and Advocacy Research,” Teaching Education, Vol. 13, No. 4, with Dan Laitsch and Elizabeth Heilman.

Advocacy Versus Authority–Silencing the Education Professoriate,” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Policy Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 1, with Elizabeth Heilman.


Literacies for Life,” Educational Leadership, Vol. 59, No. 2.

Teacher Testing: A Symptom,” Teaching Education, Vol. 12, No. 1.


CalStateTEACH: The Origins and Emergence of a State University Distributed Learning Teacher Education Program,” ERIC ED 440062.


Special Editor, Teaching Education, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2, “Policies, Pedagogies, and Depth Psychology.”


Reconceptualizing the Control of Education,” ERIC EA 027664 Sep 96.


Humanities Scholars in Partnership with Teacher Education,” with Paul Klohr, Teaching Education, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall, pp. 169-174.

John Dewey and the Knowledge Base for the Beginning Teacher,” Teaching Education, Vol. 4, No. 1 Fall, pp. 215-224.

Curriculum Anomaly,” The Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, Vol. 6, No. 2, Winter, pp. 167-177.

John Dewey and the Knowledge Base for the Beginning Teacher,” ERIC ED 329546 Jul 91.


The Metaphorical Journey of Evaluation Theory,” The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 3, No. 4, October-December, pp. 355-364.

Educational Psychology as Preparation for Reflective Teaching,” with Walter Ullrich, Teaching Education, Vol. 3, No. 1, February, pp. 124-135.


The Return to Experience: A Reconceptualist Call,” with Craig Kridel, Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 40, No. 1, January-February, pp. 2-8.

Enrichment of the Educational Psychology Curriculum through Clinical Experiences,” ERIC ED 306 242 Mar 89.


Case Study: Teacher Education for Video and Microcomputer Competence,” monograph chapter with Perry Honaker, Higher Education Division, Ohio Educational Library/Media Association, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 87-101.

Teaching Jung,” Teaching Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, February, pp. 103-6.

Influencing Praxis through Scholarship: ‘Teaching Education,” ERIC ED 295170 Apr 88.


Reconceptualizing the General Education of Teachers,” with Walter Ullrich, Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 38, No. 1, January-February, pp. 11-15.


Stolen from the Humanities,” Capstone Journal of Education, Vol. VII, No. 1, Fall, pp. 63-65.


Education in the Coming Century,” reprinted in Chronicle Guidance by Chronicle Guidance Publications, Moravia, New York.

Education in the Coming Century,” The Educational Forum, Vol. 49, No. 2, Winter, pp. 233-40.


’Song of Myself’ as the Core of the English Curriculum,” The Journal of General Education, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2, pp. 116-25.


A Case for Teacher Education: The Ohio Experience,” Education, Vol. 104, No. 2, Winter, pp. 180-3.

Sociobiology, Analytical Psychology and the Evolution of Consciousness,” Revision, Vol. VI, No. 1, Spring, pp. 86-92.


The Application of Jung’s Analytical Psychology to Education,” Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, July-September, London, UK, pp. 241-50.


An Educational Psychology Curriculum Designed to Foster Effective Teaching,” Dirasaat, Journal of the College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January, pp. 7-18.


Curriculum Change in the Developing Country: The Case in Saudi Arabia,” ERIC ED 191, 139 Apr 80.


Educational R & D in Saudi Arabia: An Ethnomethodological Analysis,” Cutting/Edge, Vol. 10, No. 3, Spring, pp. 18-26.


Pragmatic and Ideal Grounds for an Analytic Theory and Method for Moral Education,” International Foundations of Education Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 3, Chicago, pp. 104-15.


“The Birth of Knowing and the Death of the Laws: Socrates and the Evolution of Consciousness,” Paideia, Journal of Foundational Studies in Education, Third Annual MCMLXXIV, SUNY-Buffalo, pp. 15-25.



“Politicians–don’t use schools as a wedge issue,” op-ed, Victoria, BC, Times-Colonist, May 4, 2017

“Professional sports shows way to increase local school funding,” op-ed, Vancouver, The Province, March 6, 2017


“Why Not Treat Education Like Health Care?” op-ed in The Tyee, 10 September 2014, Vancouver.


“Preserving Canadian Exceptionalism,” Teacher Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 4 & No. 5, January-February & March issues 2010, British Columbia Teachers Federation.


“Education Reforms Need Democratic Values, Not Pseudo-Science,” 0p-ed The Vancouver Sun, October 27, 2009, p. A-13, with Lee Shaker.

“Professors as Professionals: Disinterested and Accountable?” 20 Questions for 2020, Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 24, 2009.

“Teacher Professional Autonomy and Accountability,” Teacher Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 6, April 2009, p. 8. British Columbia Teachers Federation.


“Business, Conscience, and Teaching,” commentary, Education Week, January 9, 2008.


“SFU Dean of Education Addresses Graduates,” Teacher Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 3, November/December, 2007. British Columbia Teachers’ Federation.

“Looking Past the Hype of the Quick and Easy Way,” op-ed in The Vancouver Sun, April 16, 2007.

“Article Inspires SFU Dean to Write” op-ed in the Similkameen News Leader, May 29, 2007


“British Columbia’s School Model Positive” op-ed in The Fresno Bee, July 19, 2004.


Preparing Teachers to Work with Students with Disabilities,” A white paper of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Focus Council on Special Education, with eight others.

Reading Curriculum Goes beyond Textbooks,” op-ed column, The Fresno Bee, May 2, 2002, p. B-9 with Glenn DeVoogd.

The Divergent Paths of Community Service,” op-ed column, Insights, Vol. 35, No. 1, July, 2002.

The Divergent Paths of Community Service,” op-ed column, The Fresno Business Journal, February, p. 31.


Full-Scale Learning,” commentary, Teacher Magazine, March, 2001.

Listening to the Music of Teaching,” commentary, Education Week, January 10, 2001, p. 53.


Reminder: Government Isn’t ‘Them’, It’s You and Me,” op-ed column, The Fresno Bee, November 2, 2000, p. B-7.


What Can We Do to Help our Public Schools?” op-ed column, The Fresno Bee, October 26, p. B-5


Clinton Opposed War That Wasn’t,” op-ed column, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, December 4, p. C-6.

The Truth in Mrs. Clinton’s Faux Pas,” op-ed column, Chicago Tribune, March 31, Section 1, p. 17.


Outcomes Assessment Policy and the Quest for Student Preparedness,” paper published in the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, Center for Assessment Research and Development, Knoxville, Tennessee.


Specific Implementation Strategies for Gulf Arab States Curriculum Evaluation: Tests and Textbooks, with Kevin Cottingim, report published by the Gulf Arab States Educational Research Center, Kuwait.


Educational Evaluation for Basic Education in Arab Gulf States, report published by the Gulf Arab States Educational Research Center, Kuwait.

Higher Education Efficiency and Productivity Through Assessment, with Kerry Moyer, prepared for Governor Robert P. Casey, Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.



“Perspectives on Public Education,” moderator, panel with BC’s Minister of Education, High Ground Conference, Columbia Institute, March 23, Vancouver


“The Social Context of BC Public School Funding,” invited presentation, “How School Funding Matters,” Institute for Public Education forum, March 8, Vancouver.


“A Teacher Education Appropriate for Early Childhood Development: Implications of North American Practice,” general session, international conference, Toward Sustainability in Early Childhood Development in the 21st Century, Amman, Jordan.

“Designing Education for Human Development & Meaning: Teaching with Depth Psychology,” invited address, Cantonal Psychiatric Clinic at Mendrisio, Switzerland.


“The Education & Schools our Children Deserve,” forum sponsored by The Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity, Western Washington University, panelist.

“The Future of Public Education in British Columbia,” forum hosted by Parents Advisory Council at John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver, speaker.

“Teachers Unions Build Trust in Teachers,” panel sponsored by the John Dewey Society and the BC Federation of Teachers, Vancouver BC, facilitator.

“Taking on Neoliberalism: Teaching from a Social Democratic or Reformist Left Perspective,” paper with Paul Orlowski, at AERA Vancouver.


“Meaning Beyond Testing: The Professional Values of Teachers,” invited address, Saskatchewan Teachers Association and The University of Saskatchewan, College of Education

“BC’s Missing Links to 21st Century Learning,” keynote, Surrey Teachers Federation annual meeting


People for Education, annual conference, Toronto, panelist.

“Jung and Education,” presentation to C. G. Jung Society of Vancouver.

Vancouver District Parents’ Advisory Council, Education Roundtable, panelist.

“Public Education and Democratic Societies”, presentation, Vancouver Parents for Public Education, Vancouver, BC.

“Renewing Democracy through Education: The Symbols and Narratives of Remodernism,” presentation, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Montreal, QC.

“Standards-based Reform and Post-secondary Education,” presentation, Federation of Post-secondary Educators of BC, AGM, Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

“Public Education and Democracy,” presentation, Columbia Institute, Centre for Civic Governance, Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

“Symbol and Narrative as Sources of Motivation in Education,” presentation, John Dewey Society, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

“Jung and Education: the Post-postmodernist Horizon,” lecture, Vancouver Jung Society, BC.

“Testing the Waters,” panel presentation, Canadian Association of University Teachers/Harry Crowe Foundation higher education conference, Toronto, ON.


“Interactive Dialogue on Education Policy,” lecture, Coalition of Progressive Electors, Vancouver, BC.

“Symbols and the Self in Education and Transformation,” paper presentation, Conference: Healing and Transformation for the Collective, The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies, Ithaca, NY.

“Community-based Action for Middle Childhood: Friends of Simon Project,” panelist, United Way Learning Summit on Middle Childhood, Vancouver, BC.

“The Fly-bottle Debate over Education,” four lectures on professionalism in education sponsored by the Coalition for Public Education, British Columbia.


“Faculties of Education in Canada: Alternate Practices in Research, Accountability, and Teacher Education with Reactions from the United States,” symposium participant, American Educational Research Association, New York.

“The New Common Sense of Education: Advocacy Versus Authority in Education Policy,” speaker, American Association of School Administrators, Tampa, Florida.


“Supporting New Scholars in Education to find Balance, Focus and Community” panelist, Canadian Society for the Study of Education. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Teacher Education Practice: The Practicum”, panelist, Canadian Society for the Study of Education. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

“Symbol, Narrative, Network: Social Justice as Enlightened Self-interest”, Keynote speaker, Canadian Teachers’ Foundation, AGM, Ottawa.

“The Neoliberal Global Assault on Teachers, and One Canadian Reaction”, chair, AERA, Chicago.

“Transitioning into the Teaching Profession”, Chair and discussant, AERA, Chicago.

“Accreditation and its Impact on Teacher Education Curriculum”, speaker, Curriculum Summit on Assessment, Curriculum Standards, and Accreditation and their Impact on the Field of Curriculum Studies, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Keynote Speaker, Community Alliance for Public Education, Duncan, BC

Speaker, Sunshine Coast Teachers’ Association District Pro-D Day, Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt, BC.

BCASCD: The Great Debate presents Paul Shaker vs. Peter Cowley, Newlands Golf Club, Langley, BC

BCTF: Review debate presentation, plenary speaker, Richmond, BC


“Seeking Meaning from Education in a post-NCLB World”, paper presentation, AESA, Spokane.

“From Knowledge Use to Knowledge Control: The Blurring Border Between Scholarship and Advocacy,” speaker (with Dan Laitsch) British Columbia ASCD, Langley; also Phi Delta Kappa, Surrey.

“Every Kid Counts”, plenary speaker, British Columbia Teachers Federation, Richmond, BC.

“Protecting the Public Interest: What Research Has to Say to the Next Generation of Policymakers”, panel chair; and “Adventures in BC Democracy,” roundtable AERA, San Francisco.

“The Arts and Education”, ArtStarts (Vancouver) ArtScan keynote.

“In a Culture of Accountability Can Curriculum Lead to Meaning? Address, North Vancouver Professional Development Day.


“Valores en un Contexto Educativo Globalizado: El Estatus de Países Desarrollados,”Simposio Internacional: “Educación y Valores,” Secretario de Educación del Estado de Durango, México, keynote speaker, panelist.

“Advocacy Politics vs. Academic Authority in Education,” Manitoba Teachers Society, keynote speaker, Winnipeg

“The State of Education in Canada,” panelist, AERA, Society of Professors of Curriculum, Montreal.

“Advocacy Politics vs. Academic Authority in Education,” Provincial Specialist Associations Annual Western Staff Conference, keynote speaker; Urban Aboriginal Education Colloquium, speaker, Vancouver.

“Because the Federal Government Said So: When Scholarship and Politics Clash,” discussant, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington.


“Advocacy Politics vs. Academic Authority in Education,” paper presentation, Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Oxford, Ohio.

The John Dewey Memorial Lecture, chair, “Meeting Literacy Standards Through Democratic Classrooms, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development annual meeting, New Orleans.

Panelist, British Columbia Teachers Federation; Phi Delta Kappa; Premier’s Dialogue on Aboriginal Issues, presenter, Vancouver.

“Advocacy Politics vs. Academic Authority in Education,” speaker, Canadian Education Association urban superintendents, Vancouver.

Advocacy Politics vs. Academic Authority—Is the Federal Government Taking Over Educational Research? AERA panel chair, San Diego.

“New Scholars in the Faculty of Education,” Canadian Society for the Study of Education panelist, Winnipeg.

Think Tank on School/University/Ministry Collaboration for Achieving Student Success, chair and organizer.


Book Symposium, Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms, Society for the Study of Curriculum History, annual meeting, Chicago.

The John Dewey Memorial Lecture, chair, “An Educational Rights Amendment,” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development annual meeting, San Francisco.


“Is Washington Serious About Scientifically-based Research? Curriculum and Pedagogy annual meeting, Decatur, GA.

“Is Washington Serious About Scientifically-based Research? Teacher Education Council of the State Colleges and Universities, Indianapolis. Featured presentation.

Left Back: Punditry or History?” paper presentation, American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, New Orleans.

The John Dewey Memorial Lecture, chair, “Children, the Public Good, and the Myth of Accountability,” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) annual meeting, San Antonio.

“Accountability for California Teacher Education Amid Diversity, Growth, and Competition,” major forum chair, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) annual meeting, New York.


“Punditry or History: Renewing the Debate over Progressive Education,” Curriculum and Pedagogy annual meeting, Victoria, BC.

“Ensenanza y Aprendizaje en Educación Superior: Tendencies de Cambio,” IX Congreso Internacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo en Educación Superior Tecnológica, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., México.

“Teacher Preparation and IDEA Implementation,” National Summit on Shared Implementation of IDEA, panelist, Washington, D.C.

The John Dewey Society Memorial Lecture, chair, “What Business Ought to be Concerned about in American Education,” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development annual meeting, Boston.

“CalState TEACH: Is this Distributed Learning Approach to Teacher Preparation/Certification Working?” panelist, the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas.


“Performance Assessment at the Organizational Level,” Mentoring for Academic Writing SIG, presenter; “An International Perspective on Policy,” symposium chair, presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

“CalState TEACH: The Origins and Emergence of a State University Distributed Learning Teacher Education Program” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago.


Invited Lecturer on U.S. Education, guest of the Ministry of Education, speaking at teachers colleges and ministry offices in Riyadh, Jidda, and Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The John Dewey Society Memorial Lecture, Co-Presenter, “Schools We Need and Bridges to Them,” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development annual meeting, San Francisco.


“Holmes, NCATE, INTASC, Professional Practices Boards, Commissions: Reformers and Allies or Red Herrings and Sirens for Teacher Education?” symposium chair, AERA annual meeting, San Diego.


“Reconceptualizing the Control of Education,” symposium chair, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual meeting, Chicago.

“Case Studies in Diversifying the Curriculum of Teacher Education: The Reconceptualist School of Reform,” symposium chair, AERA annual meeting, New York.



“Your Education Matters,” cablecast television program on British Columbia education. Funders: North Growth Foundation, BC Teachers Federation, The Charter for Public Education Network, Simon Fraser University, and private donors, $100,000+.

“Your Education Matters,” educational and social media outreach to British Columbia promoting attention to public school funding. Event promotion. Funder: North Growth foundation, $100,000+


Since 2006 over $3,500,000 has been raised in support of Friends of Simon, tutoring project serving immigrant and refugee youth in greater Vancouver, BC.

“Friends of Simon: Rogers,” an outreach initiative providing university students as academic tutors of ages 12-15 in newcomer communities. Funder: Rogers, $825,000.

“Friends of Simon,” an outreach initiative providing university students as settlement tutors of ages 8-12 in newcomer and indigenous communities. Funders: North Growth Foundation, United Way, and BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, $2,750,000.


BC Ministry of Education funding for pilot on-line literacy course, $50,000.

BC Ministry of Education funding for pilot literacy tutoring project, $25,000.


BC Ministry of Education funding for Think Tank on collaboration on Teacher Education pilot, $15,000.


Major endowment gift, $500,000; endowed chair, Early Childhood Education, $1,500,000. California State University, Fresno

Naming gift to the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, $4,000,000. California State University, Fresno


The Economic Improvement Initiative of California, $1,253,000, building capacity in teacher education, project director. Technology gift, anonymous philanthropist, $600,000. California State University, Fresno.


“The Humanities as the Foundation of Professional Education,” professional development for faculty and curriculum development, Q-7 Caucus, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, $13,000, project director. Minnesota State University, Moorhead.


“Seminars on Current Research in Teacher Education,” professional development for faculty and administrators, Q-7 Caucus, MnSCU, $7,500, project director. Minnesota State University, Moorhead.


“Increasing the Humanities Content of the Teacher Education Curriculum,” the first National Endowment for the Humanities project for the reform of teacher education to be directly funded to a college of education, $165,000, project director. Theme: minority and gender perspectives. Slippery Rock University.


“Urban Curriculum Partnership Project,” partnerships with New Castle and Farrell schools to generate improved multicultural teacher education curriculum, $10,000, consultant. Slippery Rock University.

“Increasing Participation of Rural Secondary Students in Postsecondary Education,” Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a video recruitment outreach, $18,200, project director.” Slippery Rock University.