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Terrence C. Mason

Professor of Curriculum Studies and Associate Vice Provost for Social Science Research
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W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDUCATION 3228
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Department:  Curriculum and Instruction
Affiliations:  Elementary Education, Social Studies Education , Curriculum Studies
 
About Me | Degrees | Publications | Presentations
 

ABOUT ME

 I teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses in curriculum, social studies,and teacher education. My research interests include education for democratic citizenship, global and international education, and teacher education programs and methods. EDUCATION

 Ph.D. (1986) University of California at Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education, Educational Psychology with emphasis in developmental studies. Dissertation title: Elementary School Students' Achievement-Related Cognitions, Emotions, and Task Behavior.

M. A. (1982) University of California at Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education, Early Childhood and Developmental Studies.

B.A. (1972) University of California at Los Angeles: History major.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

 Mason, T.C. (2005). Building citizenship in the midst of ethnic conflict. Democracy at Large, 1(4), 20-23.

Mason, T.C. (2005). Can "scientifically-based research" improve teacher education? The New Educator, 1(2), 143-148.

Mason, T.C. (2005). From the Balkans to the Baltics: Challenges for civic education in two Eastern European countries. The International Journal of Social Education, 20 (2), 115-131.

Silva, D.Y. & Mason, T.C. (2003). Developing pedagogical content knowledge for civics in elementary teacher education. Theory and Research in Social Education, 31, 3, 366-397.

Mason, T.C., Arnove, R., & Sutton, M. (2001). Credits, curriculum, and control in higher education: Cross-national perspectives. Higher Education, 42: 107-37.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

 Mason, T.C. Ponder, J. M. (2009). Preparing teachers and educating citizens: The simulated congressional hearing. In E. Heilman (Ed.) Social Studies and Diversity Teacher Education: What We Do and Why We Do It. London: Routledge.

Kvieskiene, G. & Mason, T. C. (2004). Integrating Civic Education and Social Work: The Social Educator Master’s Degree Program at Vilnius Pedagogical University. In J. Patrick & G. Hamot (Eds). Civic Learning in Teacher Education: International Perspectives on Education for Democracy in the Preparation of Teachers. Vol. 3. Educational Resources Information Center.

PRESENTATIONS:

Mason, T. (2009, May). Managing Uncertainty: Exploring the Ethical Dilemmas in Interntational Civic Education Work.  Paper presented at the World Congress on Civic Education, Cape Town, South Africa. 

Mason, T. (2009, April). Civic learning in emerging democracies: The Civitas international educator exchange program.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Mason, T. C. (2008, May). Promoting education for democracy in contemporary Afghanistan: USAID’s Higher Education Project. Paper presented at the Twelfth World Congress on Civic Education, Ifrane, Morocco.

DEGREES

Ph.D., Educational Psychology with emphasis in developmental studies, 1986, University of California at Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education

M. A., 1982, Early Childhood and Developmental Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education

 
B.A., History,1972, University of California at Los Angeles.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Helfenbein, R. J. Mason, T.C. (2012). Ethics, international curriculum work, and the practice of freedom. In Mason, T.C. Helfenbein R. J. (Eds.) Ethics and International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context, Charlotte, NC:Information Age Publishing, ix-xvi.
  • Mason. T.C. Helfenbein R. J. (Eds.) (2012). Ethics and International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context, Charlotte, NC:Information Age Publishing.
  • Mason, T. C. (2012). Ethics and democracy education across borders: The case of Civitas International. In Mason, T.C. Helfenbein R. J. (Eds.) Ethics and International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context, Charlotte, NC:Information Age Publishing, 3-23.
  • Mason, T.C. Delandshere, G. (2010). Citizens not research subjects: Toward a more democratic civic education inquiry methodology. Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy, 3, (1), 5-26.

PRESENTATIONS
  • Two-day seminar for faculty from the College of Education at Upper Nile University to explore the content of the teacher education curriculum and establish a program for curriculum enhancment and review.
  • Workshop presented for College of Education faculty from University of Juba and Upper Nile University to introduce plans for the South Sudan Higher Education Initiative for Equity and Leadership Development (SSHIELD)funded by USAID through a grant to Higher Education for Development (HED).
  • Mason, T.C. (2012, April). Kites over Kabul: Rebuilding teacher education in Afghanistan. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Faculty Colloquium: International Education Development at Indiana University: Practical Realities and Ethical Concerns
  • Mason, T.C. (2011, April). Ethics and International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context, Chair. Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
  • Colak, H., Qargha, O. Mason, T.C. (2011, April). Investigating learning about Nature of Science (NOS) and its effects of science educators in Afghanistan. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
  • Mason, T.C. (2011, January). USAIDs Higher Education Project. Presentation at the conference on Afghanistan Linkages with North American Institutions of Higher Education: Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead. Ball State University Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN. (http://mediasite.bsu.edu/bsu40/Viewer/"peid=76fb4182c09943babbd0a660ff866efc1d)
  • Mason, T.C. (2010, October). Creating a democratic classroom. Paper presented at the Foundations of Democracy and Project Citizen workshop, Cochin, India.
  • Mason, T.C. (August, 2010). Successful professional development in a university setting: Principles and practices. Paper presented at the conference of the Natural Science and Mathematics Educators of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Mason, T.C. (August, 2010). Professional associations, civil society, and an academic culture of excellence. Paper presented at the conference of the Natural Science and Mathematics Educators of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Mason, T.C. Brown, J. (May, 2010). Incorporating civic education across the curriculum.Workshop presented at the Civitas Seminaron Civic Education,DomasiCollege of Education,Malawi.
  • Mason, T.C. (May, 2010). Civic Education as a Catalyst for Social Transformation and Democratic Development. Plenary presentation at the Civitas Forum on Civic Education, Lilongwe, Malawi.
  • Mason, T.C. (2010, March). Educating for democratic citizenship: Principles, policies and practices.Invited lecture at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Mason, T.C. (2010, March). Preparing teachers for the 21st century: Perspectives from the U.S.Invited lecture at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
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