Pamela LePage

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Pamela LePage

Special Education, GCOE

Pamela LePage is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at San Francisco State.

In addition, LePage was Executive Director of the Autism Social Connection, Director for the Committee on Teacher Education for Stanford University and NAE, a George Mason University Assistant Professor, a George Washington University Visiting Assistant Professor and a Special Education Instructor for 11 years.

LePage received the AASCEND Community Development Award on October 2008, the Ends Award for Development for her position as Autism Social Connection Executive Director. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) awarded LePage the Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education (Awarded to Committee on Teacher Education – National Academy of Education) for her book, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What teachers should learn and be able to do (2005). She served as Project Director from Aug. 1st 2000–Jan. 1st 2003.



  • Ph.D. Special Education Berkeley and San Francisco State University

  • M.A. Educational Technology

  • B.A. Liberal Studies San Diego State University

  • AAS Tacoma Community College Mesa College, California


Recent Publications

  • LePage, P. Davenport, W., & Courey, S. (Submitted). A study exploring the development of a relationship-based approach to socialization of children with autism. International Journal of Research on Developmental Disabilities.

  • LePage, P. (2009) His Own Best Advocate: A 10 year-old Boy Talks to his 4th Grade Class about Autism. Autism-Asperger's Digest(January).

  • Sockett, H., & LePage, P. (2008). Can the Aims of Education be Reconciled? Implications for Teaching and Learning. International Journal of Educational Practice and Theory . 29 (2).

  • LePage, P., Nielsen, S. & Fearn, E. (2008). Charting the Dispositional Knowledge of Teachers in Special Education. Teacher Education and Special Education, 31, 77-92.



  • Darling-Hammond, & L., Bransford, J., with LePage, P., Hammerness, K., & Duffy, H. (Eds.) (2005). Preparing Teachers for A Changing World: What teachers should learn and be able to do. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

  • LePage, P. & Sockett, H. (2002). Educational Controversies: Towards a discourse of reconciliation. London: Routledge. (Review available from Pedagogy, Culture, and Society, 11(3) 2003). Chapters include: Nominated for AACTE's Outstanding Book Award -- 2003. (Review available from the Teaching Education Journal, 14(2) August 2003)

  • Sockett, H. Demulder, B., LePage, L. & Wood. D. (Eds.) Transforming Teacher Education: Lessons in Professional Development. Westport CT: Bergin and Garvey.

  • LePage, P. (1997). From Disadvantaged Girls to Successful Women: Education and Women's Resiliency. Westport CT: Praeger Press. (Won the AERA Women Educators Research award). Reviews available from Lena Ampadu (National Women Studies Association Journal v11 i2) and Laurel Parrot (AERA-Educational Review EDREV).