Dr. Jack Gillette is the dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Dean, Graduate School of Education
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Organizational change and race in American education; organizational dynamics; school reform.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Several courses in teacher preparation, including foundations and the methods of teaching history and English language arts. Several courses in urban schooling and school reform from a sociological and historical perspective. Several courses in organizational theory such as group dynamics and organizational diagnosis.
Education: Ph.D., Yale University; M.A.T., Wesleyan University; B.A., Harvard University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: “Closing the Teacher Development Gap” Education Weekly November 7, 2012. Gillette, J. “Understanding Schools as Organizations,” in Powell, L. (Ed) Change That Makes a Difference: Group Relations and Educational Reform (In Press).Gillette, J. Book Review Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions about Public Education in the U.S. (Second Edition), Bracey, G. Teacher’s College Record, Volume 107 Number 11, 2005.Gillette, J. Book Review Battling Corruption in America’s Public Schools. Segal, L. Administrative Science Quarterly (June, 04).Gillette, J. Book Review A Faithful Mirror: Reflections on the College Board and Education in America , Johanek, M (Ed) Teacher’s College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2003.Gillette, J. Book Review A Primer: On America’s Schools, Moe, T. (Ed) Teacher’s College Record, July, 2002.Gillette, J. “It Take a Whole Person: Professional Development and the School Development Program,” in Comer et al. Child by Child, New York, NY: Teacher College Press (1999).
Jonathon “Jack” Gillette was the Director of the Teacher Preparation and Education Studies Program at Yale University with appointments in Sociology and the Child Study Center. Prior to that, Dr. Gillette was the Director of Professional Development and Consultation for the Yale Child Study Center’s School Development Program, a national school reform model developed by Dr. James P. Comer. He was also a member of the ATLAS design team, a New American School design and of the CoZi model design team, a collaboration between Dr. James Comer and Dr. Edward Zigler. He has also been a faculty member at the Yale School of Organization and Management.
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