Kathryn De Lawter

Kathryn DeLawter, EdD
Assistant Professor of Education
Phone: (212) 346-1887

Education

  • EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MS, Teachers College, Colombia University
  • BS,  Ball State University 

Courses Taught:

  • ED 632: Languages, Meaning and Development of Global Perspectives
  • ED 690: Teacher as Researcher
  • ED 691: Student Teaching in the Childhood Classroom
  • RDG 100: Reading for Effective Communication
  • ED 631: Educational Psychology

Educational Philosophy/Bio

As Kappa Delta Pi Counselor of the Psi Eta Chapter at Pace University, New York Campus, I urge all eligible students who wish to connect professionally and serve in the community to join upon invitation!  I look forward to meeting you.  I am a proponent of Constructive Education, committed to creating possibilities for the understanding across cultures and for finding common ground whatever our differences may be.  I encourage everyone to travel since our taken for granted assumptions are most readily questioned when we go exploring these journeys.  I hope our paths will cross and in so doing we will learn from each other.  My favorite professional organization is the National Society for the Experimental Education.  My favorite educational publication is Social Education, the official journal of the National Council for the Social Studies (www.socialstudies.org).  I am a supporter of the United Nations, and I urge everyone to vote early and often!  I'm also Editor of the New York Campus Educator Newsletter, the Education Forum.  Send your creative, editorial or newsworthy writing, with Newsletter on the subject line to kdelawter@pace.edu

Research/Professional Interests

  • Constructivist Curriculum Theory and Design
  • Elementary Education
  • Experiential education in teacher preparation
  • Holistic evaluation in teacher education
  • T.O.W.& R. (Test of Writing and Reading), a holistic approach to integrated reading/writing
  • Global Perspectives Development: Adults, Children, and Youth
  • Historical Perspectives for cross-cultural understanding: Native Americans here and now
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • The Sociology of Knowledge and Literacy: Language and Meaning
  • Service Learning for Social Justice
  • The Aesthetics of Ethnography for Education: Collective Reflection in Research and Teaching
  • Culture, Politics, Education and the Media
  • Philosophy for children

Selected Awards, Accomplishments, Publications & Presentations

  • A Multi Layered Research Methodology:  The Multicultural Calendar Project