Kaoru Miyazawa (Miya) earned her doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where her disseration work focused on the lives of first generation immigrant girls making the transition to life in the United States. Her research interests center on critical pedagogy and on the concept of nostalgia--particularly with regard to how people who have moved to a new place remember, long for, and sometimes forget the place from which they came. At Gettysburg, Dr. Miyazawa is primarily responsible for teaching the course "Language, Culture, and Immigration," which provides both future teachers and others interested in the lives of immigrant children with an introduction to the challenges of being an immigrant in unfamiliar cultural space, and she also regularly teaches our introductory course on the foundations of education. She also taught a first year seminar titled "Connecting Here and There, and Now and Then" in the fall of 2012, a course that provided students from Gettysburg with an opportunity to work with school-aged children both here in Pennsylvania and in Fukushima, Japan. Dr. Miyazawa also serves as the primary education advisor for students seeking initial certification in Foreign Language.
Dr. Miyazawa was the inaugural recipient of the Faculty Award for Community-Based Engagement, which she received in 2012. Dr. Miyazawa is on leave in the 2015-16 academic year. She will serve as a visiting scholar at Fukushima University in Japan.
Education 199: Foundations of Education
Education 320: Teaching Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Students
Education 360: Globalization Citizenship & Education
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Associate Professor, Education
Phone: (717) 337 - 6553
Box: Campus Box 0396
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
EdD Teachers College, Columbia University, 2010
Critical Theory, Globalization, Postcolonial Studies, Curriculum Studies
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