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Faculty Biography

Faculty Biography | David A. Shiman

David A. Shiman

David A. ShimanProfessor Emeritus

Contact Information:
Waterman 539
(802) 656-1428

As a professor of education, I teach courses in comparative education, multicultural education, and sociology of education. I also direct the Center for World Education, a global and multicultural curriculum resource center. I am president of United Academics, the union representing full and part-time faculty at the University of Vermont and have served as chief negotiator in contract negotiations with the administration on three occasions. I am particularly interested in exploring the role of education in the advancement of social justice goals. This might include: multicultural curriculum revision, anti-racism education, global education, and human rights education. I conducted research on human rights education in Costa Rica during my last sabbatical and am presently involved writing a third edition of my curriculum resource book for teachers, entitled The Prejudice Book.

Areas of Expertise:

Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

  • human rights: Writing curriculum and conducting workshops for teachers on human rights.
  • multicultural education: writing curriculum and conducting workshops for teachers on prejudice reduction activities for the classroom

Current Projects:

Center for World Education

Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years

Challenge of Multiculturalism for Educational and Social Institututions; Comparative Education; Social Processes and Institutional Change

Professional Associations

  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Comparative and International Education Society, National Association for Multicultural Education