Associate Professor, Foundations of Education
Department:Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF)
Dr. Taines is a sociologist of education with a broad interest in the areas of urban education and students’ school experiences. She is particularly fascinated by students’ interpretation and critique of school practice, and their actions for educational equality. Her research focuses on students’ perspectives of schooling, youth activism for school reform, and urban-suburban dialogue.
- Taines, Cynthia. (2014). Educators and Youth Activists: A Negotiation Over Enhancing Students’ Role in School Life. Journal of Educational Change, 15(2): 153-178.
- Taines, Cynthia. (2012). Intervening in alienation: The outcomes for urban youth of participating in youth activism. American Educational Research Journal. 49(1): 53-86.
- Taines, Cynthia (2012). Educational or social reform? Students inform the debate over improving urban schools.Education and Urban Society, 44(3): 247-273. Selected for inclusion in the “Editors Choice Collection” to “highlight the journal’s most noteworthy manuscripts.”
- Taines, Cynthia (2012). Review of Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality by John Marsh. Invited Book Review, Teachers College Record. http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16643. Selected as a “Highlight of 2012” by the editors of Teachers College Record.
- Taines, Cynthia. (2011). “What the real world in schools is like”: Urban youth in dialogue about educational inequality. TheUrban Review, 43(3): 414-435.
- Foundations of Education (EPFE 400)
- Sociology of Schooling (EPFE 355)
- Sociology of Urban Education (EPFE 557)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Graham Hall 223