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Kerry Burch, Ph.D.
Professor, Foundations of Education

Department:

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF)

Research Interests:

As a philosopher of education, I am interested in reclaiming the enlightenment tradition in Western intellectual thought in order to revitalize both contemporary educational conditions as well as the formation of teacher identity. I believe that a large part of this project also involves the reclamation of the American radical democratic heritage; these related interests mean that, as far as my teaching is concerned, I regularly use the Socratic dialogs alongside the texts of Paulo Freire and John Dewey as resources to bring to life these traditions and critical perspectives.

Education:

Ph.D  University of Hawaii, Political Science
M.A.  Columbia University Teachers College, Social Studies
B.A.   University of San Francisco, Sociology

Select Publications:

  • Burch, Kerry (2014) Reading NCLB as a Form of Structural Violence. The Journal of Educational    Controversy.Vol. 8, No. 1 Fall/Winter.
  • Burch, Kerry (2014) "Cornel West." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought.
  • Burch, Kerry (2012) Book: Democratic Transformations: Eight Conflicts in the Negotiation of American Identity. NY: Continuum. *Recipient of The Society of Professors of Education 2014 Book Award.  



Contact

(815) 753-9354
ktburch@niu.edu
Graham 404

Contact Us

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Graham Hall 223
815-753-4404

lepf@niu.edu

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