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Gary K. Clabaugh
Professor
B.A., Indiana State University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Ed.D., Temple University
Olney 263
215.951.1195
clabaugh@lasalle.edu

Personal Statement
Teachers are often widely regarded as production line workers in schools that are organized and run like factories. Even when teaching is viewed as a skilled trade, there is much emphasis on how to teach, but less attention to values-related issues. In consequence, teachers trained in this manner could as easily serve a tyranny as a democracy. My primary interest involves the development and dissemination of “tools” for reflective, thoughtful educators. To that end I have written books and more than a hundred articles that develop such tools while exploring key value-related issues in education. I also am the co-founder, along with Edward Rozycki of Widener University, of an educational web-site with the same purpose. Called newfoundations.com, this web site had over 3 million unique visitors in the past 12 months.

Professional Interests/Expertise

  • Political and religious extremism, particularly as it influences public school policy
  • Human and physical geography (I have taught an introductory course for over thirty years. Geography was my undergraduate major.)

Publications 

  • I have authored or co-authored three books, chapters in several other books,and articles on various aspects of education too numerous to detail here. Google currently lists 20,500 references to my work, plus a number of my articles are in Google's top ten list for that subject.