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Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
Joel Spring is Professor of Education, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His acclaimed work in Educational Policy Studies involves the application of history, sociology, economics, political science, and philosophy to the analysis of national and global school programs. He is the author of over twenty scholarly books and textbooks on these topics.
Joel Spring Joel Spring is a professor at Queens College and the Graduate, City University of New York, whose scholarship focuses on educational policy, the politics of education, and educational globalization. Joel Spring is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation I.D. #1274408293. Joel Spring has published over twenty books on American and global school policies, including Political Agendas for Education: From Change We Can Believed in to Putting America First (2010), Globalization of Education: An Introduction (2009), A New Paradigm for Global School Systems: Education for a Long and Happy Life (2007), Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Confucianism to Human Rights Third Edition (2008), Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States Sixth Edition (2010) and American Education Fourteenth Edition (2010). His most recent book is Education Networks: Power, Wealth, Cyberspace and the Digital Mind (2012). He lived for many summers on an island off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. His novel, Alaskan Visions, reflects these Alaskan experiences. He is currently writing a novel about racism among Native Americans. Joel Spring has been given numerous educational awards and lectureships including the Society of Professors of Education Mary Anne Raywid Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Field of Education; the University of Wisconsin Alumni Achievement Award; Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecturer; Presidential Lectureship, University of Vermont; Mitstifer Lectureship; Presidential Lecture, University of Vermont; Green Honors Chair Lectures, Texas Christian University; R. Freeman Butts Lecture; and the John Dewey Memorial Lecture. Professor Spring has given invited lecture nationally and internationally, including Singapore, Turkey, China, Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia, and Taiwan. In the fall of 2012, he will lecture on "Global Issues: Schooling Minority Cultures and Languages" to honor the opening of the multicultural center at Minzu University, Beijing China and, as part of Boston College's sesquicentennial speaker series, "Public Education and Future of Our Democracy," on "The Great American Education-Industrial Complex: How Public Schooling Undermines Democracy."