Gerald Le Tendre

Professor, Dr., Department of Education Policy Studies, Penn State College of Education, USA
Gerry Le Tendre

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre is the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration, and is currently 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, 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, including “What is tracking? Cultural expectations in the U.S., Germany and Japan” (American Educational Research Journal); “The policy trap: National educational policy and the third international math and science study” (International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Practice). His most recent book, co-edited with Alex Wiseman (Emerald Press) is Promoting and Sustaining a Quality Teaching Force. He and Motoko Akiba are also editing The International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy, due out this year.  His current research focuses on how information and communication technology (ICT) is changing teacher work roles and teacher professional development around the world.  

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