Faculty Biography | David A. Shiman
David A. ShimanProfessor Emeritus
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
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
- American Educational Studies Association (AESA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Comparative and International Education Society, National Association for Multicultural Education