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Paul Shaker

Simon Fraser University

Paul Shaker is a career educator who has served as teacher, teacher educator, and dean in five of the United States, in Asia, and in Canada at Simon Fraser University of British Columbia where he is professor emeritus and immediate past dean. An alumnus of Ohio State, Shaker has sought to advance the progressive legacy in public schools and higher education through scholarship, leadership and media activism. He has developed and directed independently funded projects such as Friends of Simon, an outreach to immigrant and refugee children that provides university students as after-school tutors. Shaker also hosts Your Education Matters, a television program widely cablecast in British Columbia that is a venue for qualified educators to speak on a range of education topics (see Scholarly recognition includes his appointment in Kuwait as a Fulbright Senior Scholar for evaluation; the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Writing Award for the co-edited volume Teachers and Mentors; and in 2009 the American Educational Research Association Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education for Reclaiming Education for Democracy: Thinking Beyond No Child Left Behind (co-author, Elizabeth Heilman.)

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