Study of classroom practice in middle school English Language Arts (with Susanna Loeb), funded by the Carnegie Corporation;
Study of pathways into teaching in New York City Schools (with Don Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, and Jim Wyckoff).
Cross-professional study of the teaching of practice in programs to prepare teachers, clergy, and clinical psychologists (funded by the Spencer Foundation).
Professional / Staff Development
Teacher Education and Certification
PhD (Curriculum and Teacher Education) Stanford University, 1988
EdS (Evaluation) Stanford University, 1988
MA (Instructional Research and Curriculum Design) University of California, Berkeley, 1981
BA (English), Yale University, 1975
Time at Stanford
Professor of Education (2000 - 2014)
Basic Skills Teacher, CETA Youth Program Skills Center, New Haven, CT (1975-1976)
English Teacher, Thacher School, Ojai, CA (1976-1977)
Career Education and Counseling, Adult Learning Programs of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (1979-1980)
Life Skills Teacher, Upward Bound Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (1980)
English Teacher, University High School, San Francisco, CA (1977-1983)
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington (1988-1992)
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington (1992-2000)
Full Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington (1999-2000)
Boeing Professor of Teacher Education, University of Washington (1996-2000)
ED 262: Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary English (STEP)
ED 465: Pedagogy of Teacher Education
ED 424: Intro to Research in Curriculum & Teacher Education
ED 466: Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum & Teacher Education
ED 232a: Teaching: Questions for Research, Practice, & Policy
ED 111: The Young Adult Novel: A Literature for and about Adolescents
Grossman, P., Compton, C., Igra, D., Ronfeldt, M., Shahan, E., Williamson, P. (2009). Teaching practice; A cross-professional perspective. Teachers College Record. 111 (9).
Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Hammerness, K., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., McDonald, M., Reininger, M., Ronfeldt, M., & Wyckoff, J. (in press). Surveying the landscape of teacher education in New York City: Constrained variation and the challenges of innovation. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Grossman, P., Hammerness, K., McDonald, M., & Ronfeldt, M. (2008). Constructing coherence: Structural predictors of perceptions of coherence in NYC teacher education programs. Journal of Teacher Education.
Grossman, P. & Thompson, C. (2008). Learning from curriculum materials: Scaffolds for new teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(8), 2014-2026.
Ronfeldt, M. & Grossman, P. (in press). Becoming a professional: Experimenting with possible selves in professional preparation. Teacher Education Quarterly.
Grossman, P & McDonald, M. (2008). Back to the future: Directions for research in teaching and teacher education. American Educational Research Journal. 45 (1), 184-205.
Grossman, P. (2008). Responding to our critics: From crisis to opportunity in research on teacher education. Journal of Teacher Education, 59(1), 10-23.
Grossman, P., McDonald, M., Hammerness, K., & Ronfeldt, M. (2008). Dismantling dichotomies in teacher education. In M. Cochran-Smith & S. Feiman-Nemser, McIntyre J., and Demers, K. (Eds.), The handbook of teacher education: A project of the Association of Teacher Educators (3rd Edition), pp. 243-248. New York, NY Macmillan.
Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., & Wyckoff, J. (2006). How changes in entry requirements alter the teacher workforce and affect student achievement. Education Finance and Policy 1(2), 176-216.
Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., Michelli, N. & Wyckoff, J. (2006). Complex by design: Investigating pathways into teaching in New York City Schools. Journal of Teacher Education, 57(2), 155-166.
Grossman, P. L. (2005). Research on pedagogical approaches in teacher education. In M. Cochran-Smith & K. Zeichner (Eds.), Review of research in teacher education. Washington D. C.: American Educational Research Association.
Grossman, P. L., Schoenfeld, A., with Lee, C. D. (2005). Teaching subject matter: In L. Darling-Hammond, J. Bransford, P. LePage, K. Hammerness, & H. Duffy (Eds.), Preparing teachers for a changing world: What teachers should learn and be able to do. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
Principal Investigator, Teachers for a New Era, 2007-present
Faculty Director, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching
Member, Steering Committee, K-12 Initiative
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2006-2007)
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