E. Sleeter, PhD. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982) is Professor
Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State
University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and a visiting professor at Victoria University in New Zealand, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and University of
Washington, Seattle. She is currently Immediate Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and previously served as Vice President of Division K
(Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research
Association. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural
education and teacher education, and currently she is developing a critical family history. With a team of researchers in Victoria University, New Zealand, she recently completed an evaluation study of a Maori professional development program for secondary schools. Dr. Sleeter has published over
100 articles in journals and edited books, such as Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Disability Studies Quarterly, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Curriculum Inquiry. Her recent books include Power, Teaching and Teacher Education (Peter Lang, 2013), Professional Development for Culturally Responsive and Relationship-based Pedagogy (Peter Lang, 2013), and Creating Solidarity across Diverse Communities (with Encarnación Soriano, Teachers College Press, 2012). Her work has been translated into Spanish, Korean, French, and Portuguese. She has been invited to speak in most
U.S. states as well as several countries. Awards for her work include
the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, the California State University Monterey Bay President's Medal, the
National Association for Multicultural Education Research Award, and the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Multicultural and Multiethnic Lifetime Achievement Award.
Upcoming speaking engagements:
- May 30, 2013: Keynote - Teaching toward Freedom. Barbara Sizemore Urban Education Initiative, Duquesne University.
- July 3, 2013: Keynote, Australian Teacher Education Association, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Sept. 19-21: Keynote, International Association for Intercultural Education, Zagreb, Croatia