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Dr. Julie Teel-Borders

Title: Associate Professor

Email: JulieTeel-Borders@letu.edu

Background

I am half Texan and half Scot. I spent my spectacular childhood living and going to school in Gilmer, Texas, and Ayr, Scotland, my mother’s home country. I have taught in Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, England, and Japan and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. My daughter, Abbie, is my star.

Research Interests

  • The arts in education, race, class, social issues and all matters concerning teacher education.

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Publications:

  • Ph.D. Indiana University Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    Dissertation: Laura Zirbes (1884-1967): An American Progressive In An Era of Education Conservativism (Dec. 2000)
  • Articles:
    • “Critical Multiculturalism and Democracy” invited article, The Missouri State ASCD Journal 7, (1), pp.28-36. (Fall, 1996).
    • "Interconnections: Toward Ecological Understanding” The Journal of Curriculum Discourse and Dialogue, Vol. #2 (1-2), Fall/Spring 1994-1995, 97-109.
  • Chapters in Books:
    • Invited chapter entitled “The Passion of the Possible: Maxine Greene, Democratic Community and Education,” (co-authored with Jesse Goodman), (1998). In William F. Pinar (Ed.) The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene “I Am...Not Yet.” Bristol, PA: Falmer Press.
  • Books:
    • Nobody’s Cog: Laura Zirbes, Progressive Educator. Susan Semel and Alan Sadovnik (Eds.) History of Schooling. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publisher. Forthcoming.

Awards and Grants

  • Academic Excellence Award: The University of Texas at Tyler, 2003-04
  • Outstanding Dissertation Nomination: Department of Curriculum and Instruction School of Education, Indiana University (based on faculty nomination) 2001-2002
  • Young Scientists Director: For minority students in grades 6-10 in Tyler ISD Mathematics and Science Middle School Program; Dogan, Boulter, Hubbard, Moore & Hogg, Grades 7-8. The University of Texas at Tyler. 2000-2002
  • Outstanding Associate Instructor: Indiana University, Bloomington, 1997-98
  • Environmental Science Summer Academy Grant: For minority high school students throughout Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University. 1993-1994

Professional Activities:

  • International, National, and State Conferences:
    • Presenter at the American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, California, Historical Narratives and Perspectives of Teacher Education, April 2004
    • Presenter at the Consortium of State Organizations of Texas Teacher Educators Conference, Galveston, Texas, Paper Entitled, “Teachers’ Perspectives of the Mentoring Process.” October, 2003
    • Presenter at the 2nd Annual Conference on Curriculum and Pedagogy, Victoria, British Columbia, Paper entitled, “Out of the Box: Is This Democratic Pedagogy?” October, 2001
    • Presenter at the 18th Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Bloomington, Indiana, Paper entitled, “Maxine Greene: Democracy and Education.” October, 1997
    • Presenter at the 1997 American Educational Research Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. Paper entitled, “Perspectives of a Graduate Student in Curriculum Studies Programs.” March, 1997
    • Presenter at the 17th Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Monteagle, Tennessee. Panel entitled, “Uttering the A(pplication) Word: A Working Group Session on the Concretization of Contemporary Theories.” October, 1996
    • Presenter at the 17th Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Monteagle, Tennessee. Paper entitled, “Laura Zirbes and Curriculum Theory: A Silenced Voice.” October, 1996
    • Presenter at the 16th Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Monteagle, Tennessee. Paper entitled, "Life is a Dance: Reenchanting the Curriculum." September, 1995
    • Presenter at the Annual Conference on Art, Culture, Nature, Salisbury, Maryland. Paper entitled, "The Re-enchantment of Curriculum: A Postmodern Perspective." April, 1995.
  • Workshop Presentations:
    • Presenter: Visual Images Across Content Areas. Northeast Back to School Conference, August 2006
    • Presenter: Intentional Classroom Management Strategies. Northeast Back to School Conference, August 2006
    • Presenter: “I Wanna Take Me a Picture”: Using Photography with Early Learners. Early Childhood Conference., April 2006
    • Presenter: Activating a Positive Mentor/Mentee Relationship. Longview Independent School District, January 2006.
    • Presenter: “Junk to Jewels”: Creativity and Problem Solving. Northeast Texas Back to School Conference. LeTourneau University, August 2005.

Service (Community Involvement):

  • Asbury House
  • Newgate Missions
  • Highway 80 Rescue Mission
  • Puppet Ministry

Personal Statement

  • As Jane Goodall says, “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”
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