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Leslie A. Sassone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Foundations of Education

Department:

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF)

Research Interests:

I am interested in philosophy as education. My philosophy of education practice emanates from my study of Friedrich Nietzsche, Paulo Freire and educational reformers such as Neil Postman and Ivan Illich. I remain concerned with what kind of individual is supported by various pedagogical practices.

My recent interests include spending time in a local elementary school juggling with 6th graders and exploring the philosophical  connections between learning to juggle and social emotional learning. Read more at Juggling in the Classroom.

Education:

Ph.D. Purdue Universty, West Lafayette, Educational Studies

M.S. Ed. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Communication and Speech Education

B.S. Westfield State College, Media Systems and Management

Selected Publications

  • Sassone, Leslie A. (2007). “Meaning Beyond Words.” Thresholds in Education, 32 (2 +3), 52-54.
  • Sassone, Leslie A. (2002) The Process of Becoming: A democratic Nietzschean Philosophical Pedagogy for Individualization. Discovery Association Publishing House, Chicago, IL. ISBN: 1-931967-03-2.

Sassone

Contact

(815) 753-0413
lsassone@niu.edu
Graham 401

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Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Graham Hall 223
815-753-4404

lepf@niu.edu

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