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Gerald LeTendre

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre

H.L. Batschelet Chair of Education (EDLDR)

Phone: 814-863-3771

310G Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Education Policy Studies

Program(s)

  • Educational Leadership Program
  • Comparative and International Education

Biography

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre is the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration, and 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, and 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, His books include Learning to be Adolescent (Yale University Press), Improving Teacher Quality (Teachers College Press, co-authored with Motoko Akiba), Promoting and Sustaining a Quality Teacher Workforce (Emerald, co-edited with Alex Wiseman), and most recently The International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy (Routledge, co-edited with Motoko Akiba). His current research focuses on how information and communication technology (ICT) -- specifically social robots -- is changing teacher work roles and teacher professional development around the world.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Adult
Early Childhood

Learning

Education Access
Homework

Technology

Classroom Assistive Technology
Computer Technology
Video/Visual Technology

Education Levels

Adult Education
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

Methodological Research

Policy Analysis
Qualitative Research

Social Issues

Comparative and International Education
Education Policy

Teacher Preparation

Professional Development
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