Dr. Brion-Meisels teaches courses in special education, psychology, and social change.
Professional Title: Professor of Education / Psychology
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Special Education and Inclusion; Peace Education and Conflict Resolution; Service Learning and Social Justice
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Special Education; Member, Peaceable Schools and Communities Group
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Teaching, Learning, and Social Responsibility
Characteristics of Children and Youth with Special Needs
Curriculum Adaptation and Technology
Education: BA, Grinnell College; MSEd, Wheelock College; PhD, Boston College
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Creating and Sustaining Peaceable School Communities (with S. Brion-Meisels & C. Hoffman in The Harvard Educational Review, 2007)Peace Education across Cultures: Applications of the Peaceable Schools Framework in the West Bank(with S. Brion-Meisels to come out in Peace and Change in 2012)Peaceable Schools and Communities in Colombia: Supporting a New Generation of Educators (with S. Brion-Meisels, in process)
Originally a mid-Westerner, Linda came to Boston for graduate study and stayed to direct a residential school for troubled children. She has been at Lesley University for 41 years teaching at times in both the graduate and undergraduate schools, where she often combines her background in special education with her interest in social change and the development of inclusionary, 'peaceable', learning communities. Linda is a founding member of the Peaceable Schools Group. She currently sits on the Lesley University Diversity Council and the Affirmative Action Advisory Board. Linda has spent much of her career actively involved in the development of school-neighborhood partnerships and the promotion of service learning opportunities for Lesley students within the Cambridge-Boston communities.
Undergraduate Study Abroad
Foreign Languages at Lesley
News from 29 Mellen
Child Homelessness Initiative
College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
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