of Education Dean Kevin Kumashiro was recognized by two national organizations for his influencial scholarship.
School of Education Dean Kevin
Kumashiro has been recognized by two national organizations for his contributions
to multicultural education and education reform.
The Association of Asian
American Studies singled out Kumashiro with its Engaged Scholarship Award for
“significant and substantial contributions to the field of education,” noting his
influential expertise on the Asian and Pacific American population and the sociocultural
contexts of large-scale reform in K-12 schools.
Kumashiro was also named
2014 Distinguished Scholar for his “multifaceted, cutting-edge, and powerful
scholarship” by the American Educational Research Association’s Research on the
Education of Asian and Pacific American Special Interest Group.
Kumashiro is an award-winning author and editor whose most recent
book is “Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture.” He is
the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education and serves as
president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. He is also a
founding member of the Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative
Education, which produces research briefs and organizes public events that aim
to reframe the debates on public-school reforms.
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