Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre
Phone: 8148633771
Office Address:
310G Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Professor, Education Policy Studies

Department

Education Policy Studies

Programs

Educational Leadership
Comparative and International Education

Biography

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre is the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration, and is currently co-editor of The American Journal of Education. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) in sociology from Harvard University and was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship to do fieldwork among Tibetan refugees. He completed his graduate work at Stanford University where he received his Master's (sociology) and Ph.D. (education).  He has been the recipient of a Japan Foundation Fellowship, a Johann Jacobs Young Scholar Award, a Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bremen in Germany (2003-2004) and a Fulbright Research Scholar at Sophia University in Tokyo (2016). Dr. LeTendre has published on a broad range of topics in comparative and international education, including "What is tracking? Cultural expectations in the U.S., Germany and Japan" (American Educational Research Journal); "The policy trap: National educational policy and the third international math and science study" (International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Practice). His most recent book, co-edited with Alex Wiseman (Emerald Press) is Promoting and Sustaining a Quality Teaching Force. He and Motoko Akiba are also editing The International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy, due out this year.  His current research focuses on how information and communication technology (ICT) is changing teacher work roles and teacher professional development around the world.  

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Adult

Education Levels

Adult Education
Early Childhood
Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary

Education Types

Distance Ed
Private Ed
Public Ed

Educational Studies

Comparative Ed
Educational Theory
Globalization
International Ed
Policy

Individual Difference

Conceptual Change
Learning Processes

Leadership Preparation

Educational Leadership
Teacher Prep

Learning

Education Access
Homework

Methodological Research

Policy Analysis
Qualitative Research

Social Issues

Comparative and International Education
Education Policy
Social Issues

Teacher Preparation

Professional Development

Technology

Classroom Assistive Technology
Computer Technology
Video/Visual Technology

Courses Taught

EDLDR/EDTHP/HIED 586  Introduction to Qualitative Methods

EDLDR 801 Introduction to Teacher Leadership

EDLDR 802 How Schools Work

EDLDR 894 Teacher Leadership Capstone