RESUME: SHERRY KEITH

 

BUSINESS ADDRESS                                                                                                                        
San Francisco State University                                           
Interdisciplinary Social Science Program & History Department
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 338-1317/ (415) 338-1604                     
e-mail: skeith@sfsu.edu    

EDUCATION

Ph. D. Stanford University, 1974:  International Development Education.  

M.A. University of Essex (Colchester, England) 1968: Sociology of Literature

B.A University of California (Berkeley)1967:  Sociology

EMPLOYMENT

9/89 - present Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San Francisco State University, San Franciso, California  Associate Professor. Faculty member of interdisciplinary social science program, offering B.A. and M.A. degrees. Courses taughts: the Social Sciences (two semseter sequence); Rich Nations, Poor Nations; Women and International Policy; Methods of Curriculum and Instruction, The Individual in Modern Society , Research Methods, Sociology of Education, Community Service Learning in the Schools

9/88- 6/89 University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education: Visiting Professor Graduate Seminar in Education and Economic Development

9/81 - 8/89 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Washington, D.C. Education Specialist. Analysis of education sector problems in developing countries; preparation, appraisal, supervision and evaluation education investment projects and program. Activities including sectoral research technical report writing, organization, leadership and supervision of specialized technical teams for sector and project work.

1977 - 1981 Center for International Relations/Latin American Studies Center, Stanford University. Project Director.  Development and dissemination of cross-cultural curriculum for schools, K - 12, focusing on Latin America, Central American and the Caribbean. Activities included research, design and testing of curriculum; in-service teacher training, and general program administration

1/76 - 9/77 School of Education, Federal University of Minas Gerais; Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Visiting Professor.Sociology of Education, Classroom Dynamics and School Socialization

8/74 - 12/75 In-service Diploma in Education, School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Assistant Professor.  Research Methods; Sociology of Education; Comparative Education

10/6 -6/70 Department of Sociology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica Lecturer.Introduction to Sociology

10/68 9/70 Ministry of Education, Government of Jamaica Educational Planner: Statistical projections and analysis of educational, budgetary, and demographic trends; special applied research projects.

CONSULTANCIES

1999 The World Bank Mozambique Country Team, Southern Africa Division,  Analysis of gender related components of the country assistance program.

1995 UNIFEM (United Nations Fund for the Advancement of Women) evaluation of Brazilian environment, gender and development projects funded 1992 - 1995

1991-1994 The World Bank, Latin American & Caribbean Human Resources Division, Jamaica: Technical assistance in preparation of Secondary School Reform Program focusing on in-service and pre-service teacher training for implementation of new curriculum.

1993 UNIFEM, (United Nations Fund for the Advancement of Women)

Training in team building and international negotiation.

1991 UNESCO/ILO/World Bank, Commissioned study of the impact of structural adjustment lending policies on education in Tanzania.

1990 The World Bank, Southern Africa Human Resource Division. Lesotho: technical assistance to local researchers in research design for study of primary school administration in Lesotho.

1990/1991 Stanford University, School of Education.  Guest Lecturer in New Approaches to Teacher Training, the World Bank Professional Development Workshop

1987-1993 Stanford University, School of Education Visiting faculty in Human Resource Management for Southeast Asian Senior Educator's Workshop.

1990 The World Bank, Southern Africa Human Resources Division. Technical Assistance to Ministry of Education in preparation of investment program for primary education in Mozambique. Special focus on teacher training and curriculum components.

1989 The World Bank, East Africa Human Resources Division Project Preparation for teacher training, examinations , school administration and supervision components of investment program in primary education for Somalia.

1989 USAID Honduras. Design of education sector study for Honduras basic education

1988 USAID Belize. Primary Education Specialist for Human Resource Sector Survey of Belize

1986 Interamerican Foundation Dominica. Project Evaluation of grassroots management consulting firm in Dominica

1985-1986 The World Bank, Public and Private Sector Management Unit.  Study of problems and means to improve management of rural primary schools in the Third World

1985 USAID Caribbean Regional Development Office. Primary School Education Specialist for Human Resource Sector Survey of the Eastern Caribbean Countries (Antigua, St.Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, St.Vincent; St. Lucia, Grenada)

1985 The World Bank, West Africa Education Projects Division.  Mission leader: Education Sector Survey, Ghana.

1981 The World Bank, Latin America and Caribbean Education Projects Division. Primary Education Specialist for Education Sector Survey, Colombia

1978 - 1980 California State Board of Education Social Studies Curriculum Framework, K -12 grades, for state of California Committee Member.

1978 - 1980 California State Board of Education Instructional Materials Evaluation Panel for Social Studies, K - 8th grades. Review Panel Member

PUBLICATIONS:

Books, Monographs, and Technical Reports

1998 A Escola Participativa co-authored with Robert Girling, Heloisa Luck and Katia Siqueria de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro: Editora D P & A

1996 Action Guide for Girls’ Education, co-authored with members of the San Francisco Bay Area Girls’ Education Network, New York: Women’s Inc., United Nations.

1993 The Impact of the California State University on California's Economy, 1993 - 2002. monograph published by Chancellor's Office, California State University, Long Beach, CA

1991 Education, Management and Participation co-authored with Robert H. Girling, Boston: Allyn & Bacon,

1989 Improving Support Services for Rural Schools: A Management Perspective monograph. The World Bank Washington, D.C.

1988 Human Resources Sector Survey: Belize technical report. The Academy for Educational Development Washington, D.C. (primary education section)

1985 Education Sector Survey: Ghana technical report. The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (entire report)

1985 Human Resources Sector Survey of the Eastern Caribbean . Miranda Associates, Washington,D.C., (primary education section)

1984 Staff Appraisal Report: Urban Basic Education in North and Centerwest Brazil, The World Bank. (entire report)

1983 Sector Report: Brazil, Basic Education, The World Bank, (entire report)

1981 The Limits of Female Education in Mexico monograph Fundacion Xavier Barros Sierra, Mexico City

1981 The Politics of Textbook Selection monograph Institute for Research on Education Finance and Governance, Stanford University

1980 Teacher's Guide to State Adopted Materials on Latin America, Center for International Studies, Stanford University

1978 Caribbean Conflict: Jamaica and the US monograph North American Congress on Latin America, Vol. XII, No. 3, May-June, 1978.

1978 Bay Area Resource Guide to Teaching on LatinAmerica Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University

1977 Emergency Employment Scheme Programme: Jamaica's Employment Crisis, A Political-Economic Evaluation monograph with Robert Girling in World Employment Programme Working, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland

1977 Transnationlization of Educational Publishing in Latin America monograph, Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales, Mexico City

Articles and Book Reviews

1999 "Mainstreaming Gender in the World Bank Mozambique Country Assistance Program" a position paper for the Mozambique Country Assistance Team, The World Bank, Washigton, DC.

1998 "Revendo a Administracao de Escolas no Brasil" in Estado e Politica Educacional , Colecao EPEN, Volume 4, Brasil: EDFURN, Editoria da Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Norte

1996 "Women and the Environment: Four Projects in Brazil" in Gender and Susatainable Development: A New Paradigm (Ana Maria Brasileiro, ed.) New York: The United Nations Development Fund distributed byWomen’s Inc. of the United Nations

1994 " The Future of Social Studies" School Review, Vol 3, No. 2

1991 "Teaching Morality: A Commentary" School Review, Vol. 1, No. 2

1991 "Determinants of Textbook Content" in Textbooks in American Society Philip Altbach, et al (ed) ,N.Y.: SUNY Press

1988 "Management Education in Developing Countries: The Brazilian Experience" (book review) Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia, vol. XXXVIII,No.1

1986 "The Contributions of the Social Sciences to Educational Policy and Practice: 1965 - 1985" (book review), Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Winter, 1986, Vol.8, No.4

1985 "Choosing Textbooks: A Study of Instructional Materials Selection for Public Education: inBook Review Quarterly, Vol.1, No.2, Summer

1985 "Educational Publishing in Latin America" (book chapter) in Publishing in the Third World Philip Altbach, et.al. ed., London: Heinemann

1982 "Investment in Basic Education" Report, Washington, D.C.: The World Bank

1980 "The Planning and Management of Jamaica's Special Employment Program: Lessons and Limitations" Social and Economic Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, June

1980 "Women and Development: Theoretical Notes and Background for Teachers" Social Studies ReviewVol.19,No.3, Spring

1978 "An Historical Overview of the State and Educational Policy in Jamaica" Latin American Perspectives, vol. V, No.2, Spring

1976 "Towards a Theory of Development Education" Papers in Educational Development ,no. 3; Dar es Salaam: Department of Education, University of Dar es Salaam

1976 "Socialization in the Jamaican Primary School: A Study of Teacher Evaluation and Student Participation" (book chapter) in Sociology of Education: A Caribbean Reader Peter M. Figuero and Ganga Persuad (eds), London: Oxford University Press

1975 "Loom, Broom, Womb: Producers, Maintainers, and Reproducers" in Frontiers Vol. 1, No.1, 1975

Unpublished writings

1996  One Summer in Berkeley:  autobiographical reflections on a broken neck

1990 "Characteristics of Effective School Managers: The Case of Barbados"

1987 "Women and Development: An Overview of Issues and Research"

1986 "Comparing Approaches of International Donors to Human Resource Development" unpublished paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Regional conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Honolulu.

1986 "Women and the Priorities of Development Assistance Agencies" unpublished paper presented Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society, Stanford University.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

2000 "Participation, School Governance and Socio-Political Change in Brazil" 44th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Antonio, TX.

1999 "Social and Educational Problems in Contemporary Brazil" The Towers, San Francisco, CA.

1998 "Participatory Education and Democracy in Brazil" The Urban Institue San Francisco State University. San Francisco , CA

1997 " Participation and Municipal Educational Planning" Training for Northeastern municipal secretaries of education, Alogoas, Brazil

1996 "Participation, Education and School Improvement in Brazil" , Society

for Comparative and International Education, Williamsburg , VA

1995 "Participatory Approaches to Managing Schools" presented to the Faculty of Education of the National University of Brazil, Brasilia.

1995 "Participatory Management and School Improvement" at Conference on Education and Assessment, sponsored by the State Secretariat of Education , Govrnment of Parana, in Curitiba, Brazil

1994 "Macro & Micro Social Policy Analysis: Integrating Qualitative and Quantiative Data" International Development and Research Center, Ottawa, Canada

1994 "Developing an Action Guide for Girls’ Education" Society for Comparative and International Education, Annual Meetings San Deigo

1994 " Issues in Girls’ Education" at the Global Priorities for Women Forum, San Francisco State University, 

1994 "Integrating Gender in the Sociology and Social Science Curriculum" at the Bay Area Consortium on Social Sciences Curridulum. Mills College

1993 "Access and Equity in Girls Education: A Comparative Perspective" Global Issue for women: Bay AreaForum and Fair, University of California, Berkeley

1993 "The Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies on Education in Tanzania" Annual Meeting of Societyfor Comparative and International Education; Kingston, Jamaica

1992 "The Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies on Education in Tanzania" West Coast Regional Meetings of Society for Comparative and International Education

1992 "The Equitable Distribution of Resources" San Francisco World Affairs Council, Annual Asilomar Conference

1991 "Characteristics of Effective School Principals in the Caribbean" Ministry of Education ConferenceAdministrative Decentralization in Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

1990 "The Management Factor in Educational Effectiveness: The Case of Barbados" at the Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, Anaheim, CA.

1988 "Women in International Management" Sonoma State University International
    Management Lecture Series

1988 "Management Issues in the Delivery of Educational Support Services" seminar sponsored by the
    Public and Private Sector Management Unit, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

1987 "The World Bank, Women and Development: For the Record" presented at the UNITAS
     Conference, Women and Development, University of California, Berkeley

1987 "The World Bank and Educational Development Efforts" guest lecture, World College West, CA.

1986 "Comparing Approaches of International Donors to Human Resource Development in the
    Eastern Caribbean"  presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Division of the
    Comparative and International Education Society, Honolulu

1985 "Women, Development and Education, A Commentary" presented at the Annual Meeting of
    the Comparative and International Education Society, Stanford University, CA.

1984 "An Overview and Critique of World Bank Research on Education in Developing Countries", an
    presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans

AWARDS and GRANTS

2000 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Brazil

1998   Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant International StudieProgram San Francisco
     State University

1997  Course Planning Grant to develop community service learning
     Office of Community Service Learning San Francisco State University

1996-97 Visiting Professor/Research, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador Brazil National
     Council for  Scientfic Research, Federal Government of Brazil

1995-97  Funding for the Program in Participatory School , Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil   Ford      Foundation, Rio de Janeiro office

1995  Fulbright Senior Lecturer/Research Award: Post Graduate Program
  in Education, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

1992 Grant "The Economic Impact of the California State
    University System on California's Economy" from the CSU Chancellor's Office

1991 Mini-grant to initiate research on the impact of UNICEF and World Bank Programs on women. 

1990 President's Research and Professional Development Grant, SFSU.

1973 Social Science Research Council: Latin American Joint Research Seminar, Santiago, Chile.

1970 Ford Foundation: Doctoral Studies Fellowship

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Association of University Women
Association for Supervision and Curriculum in Education
Association of Women in Development
Comparative and International Education Society: Member of Board of Directors, 1990 - 1994

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English (native speaker)
Portuguese (fluent speaking, reading and writing)
Spanish (good speaking and reading, fair writing)
French (reading)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS

Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, England, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Somalia, Spain.

 

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