J. Ruth Dawley-Carr
J. Ruth
Assistant Professor
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
(773) 442-5522
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.

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. 

Blum, D. & Dawley-Carr, J. R. (2016). Teachers Wanted. Cuba Counterpoints. 

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.


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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United States

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