Education, Secondary (SEED)
Location: 2414a James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3768
Email: Peter Taubman's Web site
Peter Taubman's scholarly work over the years has focused primarily on how teachers' and students' psycho/social identities are constructed in schools and in educational discourses, and how these identities affect teaching and learning. In the last few years, Taubman has increasingly grounded his work in the context of urban high schools. His work with student teachers and in developing the Bushwick School for Social Justice has turned his writing to what he sees as the pressing issues in urban education: the blind acceptance of segregated schools; the corporatization of schools and discourses on education; the local, state and federal efforts to keep teachers, students and schools of education under surveillance; and the remaining but fragile possibilities of creating vibrant and aesthetically rich communities where teachers, students and parents are nurtured and challenged.