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Donato, Ruben

Professor and Bob & Judy Charles Endowed Chair in Education


Research Areas research areas



  • History of American Education, Latino Education in the American Southwest


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courses taught

  • EDUC 2125 - History of American Public Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2023
    Provides an overview of the history of American education by exploring major reforms efforts from the common school movement to "Nation at Risk." Examines what intellectuals were thinking about public schools and what ordinary people experienced in them. Assesses how differences in race/ethnicity, class, gender, and power shaped public schools.
  • EDUC 3013 - School and Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces students - both future teachers and those simply interested in education - to pressing issues surrounding education within the United States. The course reveals the complex relationship between schools and the larger society of which they are a part. Examines issues of diversity and equity from different disciplinary lenses, including history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology.
  • EDUC 5085 - History of American Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Highlights social and intellectual history perspectives of American educational history, major reform movements from the 19th century to Dewey, and assessment of how differences of race, class, ethnicity, religion, power, and gender affected American education.
  • EDUC 8220 - Introduction to Educational Research and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Introduces conceptual and empirical issues and controversies in educational research and policy. Complements other EDUC doctoral courses in quantitative and qualitative methodology.


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