Jerry Rosiek, College of Education
Jerry Rosiek is an academic expert on the patterns of racial and class inequality in schools. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of education studies whose research is dedicated to promoting equality of educational opportunity in educational systems. Jerry documents the broad effects of institutionalized racism on the minds and hearts of students. He critically examines the way parents, teachers, and policymakers act—intentionally and unintentionally—in ways that perpetuate such inequality. Most recently, he has focused on the effects of racial segregation in schools on children. His work challenges narrow conceptions of educational outcomes, over-reliance on standardized testing, and increasingly prescriptive approaches to teacher education. Jerry advocates for working conditions that enable teachers to advocate for students against the grain of institutional racism. He was honored with the 2017 O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award for his book, titled "Resegregation as Curriculum: The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in US Public Schools." (with Kathy Kinslow). In 2018 he received the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Hunkins Distinguished Article on Teaching Award for an article entitled “Queering Teacher Education Curriculum: A Case Study of Lessons Learned in the Transformation of a Teacher Education Program,” (with Alison Schmitke and Julie Heffernan).
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A fight over gifted education in New York is escalating a national debate over segregated schools (NBC News, Aug. 31, 2019)
Why America needs a new approach to school desegregation (The Conversation, May 17, 2018)
The re-segregation of America's schools (MSNBC, May 16, 2014)