Michael L. Boucher, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
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Degrees Conferred:2013 Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1998 M.A. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
1989 B.A., Social Studies Secondary Education, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
- Teacher Education
- Critical Whiteness Studies
- Decolonizing Pedagogy
- Urban Education
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Education (undergraduate)
- Social Studies Teaching & Pedagogy-PK-6 (undergraduate)
- Teaching and Pedagogy for Elementary Teachers (undergraduate)
- Teaching and Pedagogy for Middle and Secondary Teachers (undergraduate)
Dr. Boucher in an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. He completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. His research examines the relationships of solidarity developed between successful White teachers and their students of color in de-facto segregated schools. Dr. Boucher studies the interplay between race, power, and curriculum through his varied work exploring the racialization of historical understanding, the impact on White teacher candidates of student teaching experiences abroad, and a cultural studies critique of deficit models in education. Dr. Boucher’s studies have been published in Urban Education, The Urban Review, Action in Teacher Education, and in edited volumes. His methodological work, focusing on empowering individuals and communities as participants in ethnographic education research has been published in the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines, Handbook of research on innovative techniques, trends, and analysis for optimized research method,and his edited volume, Participant empowerment through photo elicitation in ethnographic education research: New research and approaches.