BiographyJudith L. Pace is Professor of Education and Chair of the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. She conducts qualitative research on classroom relationships, curriculum, and teaching within the socio-cultural and political contexts of schooling. She is particularly interested in the tensions among authority, diversity, and democracy. Her books/volumes include The Charged Classroom: Predicaments and Possibilities for Democratic Teaching; Classroom Authority: Theory, Research, and Practice; and Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times: Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts. Her articles are published in journals such as Teachers College Record, Journal of Curriculum Studies, and Theory and Research in Social Education.
Judy earned her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked at Harvard Project Zero, doing research and providing professional development in project based curriculum, portfolio assessment, teaching for understanding, and comprehensive school reform. Before that she taught in special education and progressive K-12 settings in the Boston area.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Teacher Education, Democratic Education, Social Studies Education, Classroom Discourse, Curriculum and Teaching, Diversity and Equity
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