GEORGE JOHNSON

  VISITING PROFESSOR

Office


Campus PO Box: 8063
Phone: 803-536-8793
Fax:
E-mail:gjohns32@scsu.edu


Educational Background


Ph.D.   Educational Psychology (Special Education/ED) University of South Carolina.  Columbia, South Carolina

Cognate: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

            Dissertation Title:  The Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Disproportionate Representation of African-American Students Receiving Special Education Services in South Carolina

 

M.A.T. Educational Psychology/Education of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

            University of South Carolina

            Columbia, South Carolina

 

M.Ed.  Management

            Cambridge College

            Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

B.A.    Government/Political Theory

            University of Massachusetts

            Amherst, Massachusetts

 

Research Interests


Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, social justice, and equity issues in closing the achievement gap of

African American children.  African American  children's school experiences.  African American

children’s language development.  Urban education. Special education law,disproportionality

 of children of color in special education and the development of critical special education which focuses on

critically examining the systemic issues of special education.

 



Research Activities
Selected Publications
Teaching



Research Activities 

Ongoing Shared Implementation of IDEA Replication Summit. IDEA Partnerships Replication Grant. $50,000. Principal Investigator: George Lee Johnson, Jr.

Impact of Culturally Relevant Teaching on Rural, African American Students’Achievement. Principal Investigator: George Lee Johnson, Jr.; Co Investigator: Gloria Boutte. (Funding Level $300,000)

Johnson, G. L. Jr. (June, 2012. Engaging students in reading the world. (with Gloria Boutte). Sixth Nordic Reading Conference on Reading. Reykjavik, Iceland. (Accepted did not attend)

 Johnson, G. L. Jr. (October, 2011). First, do no harm? Creating and sustaining legacies of care for african american children and families. (with Gloria Boutte). 19th Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference. London England

Johnson, G. L. Jr. (February, 2011). Happily ever after? Limits and possibilities of professional Development for equity in diverse cultural contexts. (with Gloria Boutte). 32nd Annual  Ethnography in Education Research Forum. Philadelphia, PA.

Johnson, G. L. Jr. (July, 2010) . Best practices for whom? International comparison of literacy policies and practices as educators take the lead from children, families, and communities. (with Gloria Boutte, Susi Long, Jean Conteh Mariana Souto-Manning, Dinah Volk). International Reading Association, World Congress on Reading, Auckland, NZ.

Johnson, G. L. Jr. (May, 2010). Happily ever after? Limits and possibilities of professional development for equity in diverse cultural contexts. (with Gloria Boutte). American Educational Research Association, 2010 Annual Meeting. Understanding Complex Ecologies In A Changing World. Denver, CO.

2012(June) Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). FIDB Office of International Activities(The Darla Moore School of Business, South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Zambia and Botswana.

 2012 (May). National Black Education Agenda: The National Black Education Agenda Action Summit Planning Group. (with King, Joyce, & Anderson, Sam) Atlanta GA.

 2011 (June). Fulbright Hays Group Participant in Sierra Leone West Africa, studied the cultural and linguistic connections between Sierra Leone and South Carolina, while developing cultural relevant curricula.

 2011 (September). Hierarchical Linear Modeling Work Shop

 

 



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Selected Publications 

Boutte, G., & Johnson, G. L. (2012). Do educators see and honor biliteracy and bidialectalism in african american language speakers? Apprehensions and reflections of two grandparents/professional educators.  Early Childhood Education Journal (accepted)

 

Boutte, G., Kelly-Jackson, C., & Johnson, G. L.  (2010).  Culturally relevant teaching in science          classrooms:  Addressing academic achievement, cultural competence, and critical         consciousness.  International Journal of Multicultural Education, 12 (2), 1-19.

 

Boutte, G., & Johnson, G. L.  (2008). No one can make you feel inferior without your consent?     Examining Systems of Inequity in Classrooms and Schools, International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, 6 (1), 11-25.  

 

 



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Teaching 

 SPED 216, INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

SPED 550 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADUATE)

SPED 332 ASSESSMENT

SPED 304 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

ED 425 (SPED) 

ED 430 SPED CLINICAL

EDHU 250 ISSUES IN BLACK EDUCATION



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