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Joan Skolnick  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • Ed.D. Curriculum, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977
  • M.A. European Social History, Columbia University, New York City, 1969
  • B.A. History, niversity of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1967

Teaching Experience:

Other Experience:

  • Arts in Education Initiative - Ford Foundation Grant (2004 - 2009)

Professional Experience:

  • Curriculum and Teacher Education Specialist - University of CA, San Francisco, School of Medicine (1988 - 1990)
    Center For AIDS Prevention Studies
  • Acting Director - University of CA, Berkeley (1983 - 1986)
    Center for the Study, Education & Advancement of Women
  • Author and Education Consultant - (1980 - 1986)
  • Director, Desegregation Project - Novato Unified School District, Novato, CA (1978 - 1980)


  • Arts in Education Initiative - Ford Foundation Grant (January 2009)

Professional Licenses & Certifications:

  • Special Training - Multilingual Trainer of Trainers Institute (MTTI) (1997)
    Schooling Language Minority Students for the Twenty-First Century, Alameda County Office of Education (1994- 97).
  • Certificate, Intermediate Spanish - Lacunza Instituto Intenacional, San Sebastian, Spain


Selected Presentations

  • The Arts in Education Initiative at Saint Mary's College: A Model for Arts Integration in a Pre-service Teacher Education Program. Skolnick, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    University of Southampton, U.K.
    (June 2009)
  • Artful Teacher Education: Preparing New Teachers for Teaching and Integrating the Arts. Skolnick, Joan and Dulberg, Nancy (paper)
    Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HA
    (January 2008)
  • Developing Disciplinary Understandings in History Through the Arts. Skolnick, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
    (February 2007)
  • Developing Thinking Disposition Through the Arts. Skolnick, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    Saint Mary's College Sabbatical Presentation
    (October 2006)
  • Reading Critically, Thinking Historically. Skolnick, Joan and Grant, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture)
    California Council for the Social Studies
    (January 2006)


  • Skolnick, Joan, Dulberg, Nancy & Maestre, T. (2004). Through Other Eyes: Developing Empathy and Multiple Perspectives In The Social Studies. Markham, Ontario: Pippin Publishing Limited
  • Skolnick, Joan. (1995). A Rare Commodity. In Kleinfeld, J. and Yerian, S..(Eds.), Gender Tales: Tensions in the Schools. New York: Saint Martin's Press.
  • Skolnick, Joan. (1995). Diane: Gender, Culture And A Crisis of Classroom Control. In Kleinfeld, J. and Yerian, S.(Eds.), Gender Tales: Tensions In The Schools. New York: Saint Martin's Press.
  • Skolnick, Joan, Langbort, C. & Day, L. (1982). How To Encourage Girls In Math And Science: Strategies For Parents And Educators. Englewood, Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall
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