Teacher Education — Urban Education and Social Justice
Richard J. Ayers

Richard J. Ayers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education


M.A., Education, Mills College, CA
Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Culture, U.C. Berkeley, CA

Courses Offered
  • Learning and Teaching, Action Research
  • Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
  • Teaching Adolescents

Nuñez, I., Laura, C. L., Ayers, R. (Eds.). (2014). Diving In: Bill Ayers and the Art of Teaching into the Contradiction. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Ayers, Rick. (2013). “Creative Writing: The Long and Winding Road” Donahue, David and Marshall, Julia, ed. The Resource Book for Integrated Learning through Contemporary Art. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Ayers, R. & Ayers, W. (2010). Teaching the Taboo: Courage and Imagination in the Classroom. New York, NY: Teacher’s College Press.

Huffington Post (2007 - present). Publishing blog on educational and social issues. Featured blogger in Education section. Contact editors: blogteam@huffingtonpost.com

Ayers, R. & Crawford, A. (2004). Great Books for High School Kids: A Teacher’s Guide to Books That Can Change Teens’ Lives. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Ayers, R. (Ed.). (2003). Berkeley High Slang Dictionary. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic books.

Ayers, W., Dohrn, B. and Ayers, R. (2001). Zero Tolerance: Resisting the drive for punishment. A handbook for parents, students, educators and citizens. New York, NY: New Press.

Ayers, R. (2000). Studs Terkel’s Working, a Teaching Guide. New York, NY: New Press.