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Assistant Professor
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Courses Taught 
SCED 301 Methods in Teaching in the Secondary Level and School Curriculum
SCED 303H Methods in the Teaching of History in the Secondary Schools
SCED 304H/305H Secondary Student Teaching and Clinical Experience: History
SCED 311 School Curriculum
Research Interests 
Citizenship and civic education, particularly in Cuba; Teaching with and for discussion; Teacher preparation.
Education 

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

Dissertation: Citizenship Education in Cuba: Ideals, Contradictions and Convivencia

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

B.S. in Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999

Selected Publications 

Dawley-Carr, J. R. & Blum, D. (2017). If Betsy DeVos Met Ena Elsa Velázquez. Cuba Counterpoints. Retrieved from: https://cubacounterpoints.com/archives/5269

Blum, D. & Dawley-Carr, J. R. (2016). Teachers Wanted. Cuba Counterpoints. Retrieved from: http://cubacounterpoints.com/archives/4328

Blum, D., Smith, R. & Dawley-Carr, J. R. (2016). Being a “good Cuban”: Socialist citizenship education in a globalized context. In Choo, S., Vinz, R., Sawch, D., & Villanueva, A. (Eds.), Educating for 21st Century Global Capacities: International Perspectives and Capacities (pp. 281-296). New York City: Springer.

Background 

Languages: Spanish (proficient), Portuguese (Brazilian, conversational), Kiswahili (Zanzibari, basic knowledge), Quichua (Ecuadorian, basic knowledge).

Teacher Licensure: 6-12, in History (1999), Spanish (1999), and English as a Second Language (2008)

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