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Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Studies Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Teacher Education  

Research topics include: Critical Pedagogy, Global Citizenship, Transformative Education, Teacher Preparation and Mentorship


Publications

Selected Publications

 Book Chapters

  • Shulsky D. & Hendrix E. (2016). Rooting the literacies of citizenship: Ideas that integrate Social Studies and Language Arts in the cultivation of a new global mindset. In A. Crowe & A. Cuenca (Eds.), Rethinking social studies teacher education for twenty-first century citizenship. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Shulsky, D. & Willis, J (2015). Early lessons in an introductory technology course: The evolution of teacher candidates’ conceptualization of social justice. In L. Nganga & J. Kambutu (Eds.), Social justice education, globalization & teacher education. New York, NY: Springer.

 Journal Articles

  • McDonald, D., Baker, S. & Shulsky, D. (in press). Against the professional odds: Barriers as building blocks for educational advancement. Journal of Advanced Academics (in press).
  • Baker, S. & Shulsky, D. (2020). Planting the seeds of perspective consciousness: Creating resource sets to inspire compassionate global citizens. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, (Summer 2020).
  • Shulsky, D., Baker S., Chvala, T. & Willis (2017). Cultivating layered literacies developing the global child to become tomorrow’s global citizen. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 9 (1), 49-63.

 Selected Presentations

 International

  • Shulsky, D. & Baker, S. (2018, July). Passports to perspectives: Building cross-cultural connections through global  connections. Presentation at the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Educators biennial conference, Melbourne, AU.    
  • Baker, S. & Shulsky, D. (2018, July). Pathways to partnerships: The story of an interdisciplinary university service project with habitat for humanity. Presentation at the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Educators biennial conference, Melbourne, AU.
  • Shulsky, D., Baker, S., Willis, J. & Chvala T. (2016, April). Expanding learning to nurture global citizenship of young children through layered literacies. Presentation at the Association for childhood Education conference, San Jose, CR.

 National

  • Shulsky, D. & Baker, S. (2019, November). Planting perspective consciousness: Creating resource set to inspire compassionate citizens. Presentation at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, Austin, TX.
  • Shulsky D. (2018, February). The three c’s of teaching in contentious times. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Shulsky, D., Chvala, T., Baker, S., & Willis, J. (2018, February). Planting the seeds of civic literacy: cultivating teacher candidates’ ability to create learning experiences that foster civic global mindedness. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Shulsky D. & Baker, S. (2017, November). Just the facts ma’am: the truth about media literacy. Presentation at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Shulsky, D., Chvala, T., Baker, S., & Willis J. (2017, February). Inspiring interrogation: teaching critical literacy to elementary teacher candidates. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators conference, Orlando, FL.


Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2019 UHCL Sigma Alpha Pi Teaching Award
  • 2019 Ben E Coody Distinguished Service Award: Texas Association of Teacher Educators