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Don Dippo

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Faculty of Education

Professor, Tenured Faculty of Education
Member of the Graduate Faculty
York University
(416) 736-2100 ex. 88791

Research Interests
Professor Don Dippo is researching sustainability and teacher education, and sustainability and popular/community education. Don Dippo is a former elementary school teacher. His Ph.D. is in the Sociology of Education with specialization in the sociology of knowledge. He teaches EDUC 2400 Inquiries Into Schooling in the undergraduate pre-service teacher education programme and EDUC 5120 Theory and Research in Language, Culture and Teaching and EDUC 5446 Ecology, Ethics and Education in the graduate programme. He is the Education coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education offered by the Faculties of Education and Environmental Studies. Current research interests include: the social and political organization of knowledge; critical pedagogy and cultural studies; community and popular education; issues related to University/Community relations; and education for sustainability.

Selected papers and publications

Chapters in Books
Don Dippo and Carl James, “Schooling in the New Urban Environment”, in Roger Keil, Patricia Wood, Douglas Young (Eds.), In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability, Kelowna: Praxis (e) Press, 2010.

Don Dippo, Marcela Duran, Jen Gilbert, and Alice Pitt, “Public Schooling, Public Knowledge, and the Education of Public School Teachers”, in Cynthia Levine-Rasky (Ed.), Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Papers in Refereed Journals
Don Dippo, “From Refuse to Polis: Shifting the Rationale for Religiosity in Schools”. Educational Policy, Jan 2010; vol. 24: pp. 216 - 220.

Steve Alsop, Don Dippo, and David Zandvliet, “Teacher Education as/for Social and Ecological Transformation: Place-Based Reflections on Local and Global Participatory Methods and Collaborative Practices”, Journal of Education for Teaching, Volume 33, Number 2, May 2007, pp. 207-223.

Lucia Coral Aguirre Munoz, Don Dippo, Miguel Winkelman, “Experiencia Universitaria de Desarrollo Comunitario Integral”, Revista Universitaria de la UABC, Numero 57, enero-marzo, 2007.

“Redefining Community/Urban University Relations: A Project for Education Faculties?”, Teaching Education, Volume 16, Number 2, June 2005, pp. 89-101.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings
Graciela Cordero, Luis Angel Contreras, Patricia Ames, Don Dippo, Marcela Duran, Steve Alsop, Tove Fynbo, Maria Louisa Sanchez, Teresa Gonzalez, Jose Garcia, “Innovacion en la Educacion Rural: Reporte de una Experiencia de Formacion de Profesores en Servicio en el Norte de Peru”, Revista Electronica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educacion (REICE). Volumen 3, Numero 1, 2005 (Numero Especial).

Current projects
Co-Chair of York University Faculty Association (YUFA) Community Projects Committee that supports the creation of research and development projects involving York faculty members and local community organizations.

Teacher/Researcher on a multi-year Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded project investigating an action research approach to teacher education and school/community development in northern Peru.

Don Dippo is currently Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Education at York University. His interests include: the social and political organization of knowledge, environmental and sustainability education, global migration and settlement; university/community relations; and teacher education. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and is a member of the Caring Village, a network of community-based organizations centred in the Jane/Finch community, Toronto.