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    Dr. Lois Weiner

    Email: lweiner@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2432 
    Office: Professional Studies Building, 329C
    Specializations: Urban Education


    Click here for Dr. Weiner's personal website.


    Ed. D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1991
    M.A., Columbia University Teachers College, 1979
    B.A., University of California, 1970


    As a Professor in the Department of Elementary and Secondary, I teach courses in social foundations of education and curriculum and instruction.  I also coordinate the MA in Urban Education/Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools. This MA offers an advanced degree for teachers throughout New Jersey who are certified already and want high-quality professional development, so that they can better serve all of their students. Course work emphasizes the application of research findings, with a special focus on culturally responsive instruction. You can find detailed information about the degree  if you click here. 

    My research currently explores what I and the co-editor of my recent book characterize as a "global assault" on teaching, teachers, and their unions. Information about the book is found on my other website, devoted to teacher union issues.

    Activities and Awards

    Fulbright Specialists Program Grant, August 2012
    Advisory Panel, Education and Labor Collaborative (2008- present)
    Editorial Board and Education Editor, New Politics (2007-present)
    Editorial Advisory Board, Educational Foundations (2006-present)

    Recent Publications

    The Future of our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice. (Chicago, IL: Haymarket Press, 2012.)

    “Teachers’ Unions and Social Justice,” co-authored with Mary Compton, The Routledge International Companion to Critical Education, Michael Apple, Wayne Au, and Luis Armando Gandin, Eds. (New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2009).

    The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and Their Unions: Stories for Resistance, Mary Compton and Lois Weiner, Eds., (New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, March 2008).

    Urban Teaching: The Essentials, Second ed., (New York: Teachers College Press, 2006; First ed., 1999).

    Recent Presentations

    “Neoliberalism’s transformation of public schooling globally and union resistances,” Concrit Annual Conference, Barcelona Spain, May 2009.

    “Neoliberalism’s transformation of public schooling globally and union resistances,” Concrit Annual Conference, Barcelona Spain, May 2009.

    “Addressing cultural differences in US urban schools: What we can share with Danish practitioners,” Invited address to social science faculty at the University of Aarhus, Aarhus Denmark, May 2009.

     “The Global assault on teachers, teaching and teacher unions: What role is there for educational research?” Symposium presentation at the Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2008.