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Interview with Dr. Jerry Valentine  -  April 27, 2006, 4:45 PM CST No Child Left Behind - Online Forum Webcast

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Dr. Jerry Valentine
Professor
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education


Jerry W. Valentine is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Valentine serves as the Director of the Middle Level Leadership Center and the Coordinator of the Educational Specialist Advanced Principal Preparation Program. He has a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University and a M.Ed. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Valentine earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1973 and served in the public schools of Louisiana and Colorado as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal prior to his tenure at Missouri. He is nationally and internationally known as a leader in the field of middle level principalship and school reform.

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[Dr. Peggy Placier]

Dr. Peggy Placier
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia


Peggy Placier is an associate professor in Education Policy Studies program of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her areas of teaching include social foundations of teacher education, sociology of education, history of education policy, women in education, and research methods. In her courses she emphasizes a critical analysis of schooling in the social contexts of political structures, cultural communities, and ethical perspectives.

Placier conducts qualitative research on the topics of teacher education practice and policy, state and district policy formation, and the language or rhetoric of policymaking, using sociolinguistic and ethnographic approaches. Currently she is at work on articles and a book resulting from a longitudinal study of teacher education reform funded by NSF, as well as a chapter with Peter M. Hall on leadership in the Coalition of Essential Schools. Her articles have been published in journals such as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education Policy, Curriculum Inquiry, Qualitative Studies in Education, and Educational Administration Quarterly, and she has also published a number of book chapters.

She holds a B.A. (English, Secondary Education) from Ohio University, an M.A. in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Educational Foundations from the University of Arizona. Placier also serves as a member of the MU Faculty Council and is a member of AERA, AESA, and the American Anthropoligical Association.

Summary:

Peggy Placier interviewed Dr. Jerry Valentine, MU Professor and nationally known expert on middle level school reform, on his observations of the effects of NCLB in Missouri schools.

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