Jeff Duncan-Andrade

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Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to these duties, he continues as a high school teacher in East Oakland where for the past 18 years he has practiced and studied the use of critical pedagogy in urban schools. He currently teaches English at Mandela High School in East Oakland. Before joining the faculty at SFSU, Duncan-Andrade taught English and coached in the Oakland public schools for 10 years, and completed his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Duncan-Andrade has lectured around the world about the elements of effective teaching in schools serving poor and working class children. He works closely with teachers, school site leaders, and school district officials nationally, and as far abroad as Brazil and New Zealand, to help them develop classroom practices and school cultures that foster self-confidence, esteem, and academic success among all students. His research interests and publications span the areas of urban schooling and curriculum change, urban teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, and cultural and ethnic studies. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the conditions of urban education, urban teacher support and development, and effective pedagogy in urban settings (see http://cci.sfsu.edu/taxonomy/term/68) that have been published in leading journals such as Harvard Educational Review and Qualitative Studies in Education. He recently completed two books, The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools and What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher, with Peter Lang Publishing. These books focus on effective pedagogical strategies for urban schools. He is currently completing his third book on the core competencies of highly effective urban educators with Routledge Press.

Education

  • Ph.D. Social and Cultural Studies in Education, Distinction Honors in Oral Exams, University of California, Berkeley. 2002.
  • M.A. Language, Literacy and Culture in Education, University of California, Berkeley. 1997.
  • California Clear Teaching Credential, Secondary English. 1996.
  • B.A. English Literature, Cum Laude and Department Honors, University of California, Berkeley. 1992.

Chair, Dissertations Completed

  • In Other's Words: How Important is Critical Pedagogy for Students of Color in a Suburban High School?
  • Breaking Barriers: A Qualitative Study of the Educational and Social Transformational Experiences of Latino Males
  • How Peer Mentors Affect the Persistence of Community College Students of Color
  • Transformative Leadership and Resistance: (Re)constructing Self as Leader in Today's Community College

PUBLICATIONS

  • Duncan-Andrade, J. & Morell, E(2010). The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools. New York: Peter Lang
  • Duncan-Andrade, J. (2010). What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher. New York: Peter Lang
  • Morrell, E. and Duncan-Andrade, J. (2006). & #34;Popular Culture and Critical Media Pedagogy in Secondary Literacy Classrooms& #34;. International Journal of Learning, vol. 12, 2005/2006.
  • Duncan-Andrade, J. (2006). & #34;Urban Youth and the Counter-Narration of Inequality& #34;. Transforming Anthropology, 14:2.
  • Duncan-Andrade, J. (2005). & #34;Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy: Youth Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Curriculum at the Dawn of the 21st Centuryv.Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, 26:4, pp. 313-337.