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Durham-Barnes, Joanna
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Email: joedurha@ius.edu
Primary Phone: 812-941-2428
Secondary Phone: None

Joanna Durham-Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at Indiana University Southeast. She spent several years as an elementary school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky before pursuing her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on diversity and international education. She continues to focus her research and teaching on preparing teachers to work in diverse, urban environments.

Education: Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction Indiana University-Bloomington, 2009 Ed.M., International Education Policy Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2004 B.S., Elementary Education Western Kentucky University, 2001


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Bullying
Category: Diversity
Sub Category: Our World
A/V Requirements: None

How can and should teachers respond to bullying in the classroom? Tips and case studies for discussion are offered.
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Elementary teacher preparation
Category: Academic programs
Sub Category: IU Southeast
A/V Requirements: None

Colleges of teacher education are changing in direct response to the changing public school environments. How schools of education are keeping abreast of current trends can be discussed.
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Poverty
Category: Diversity
Sub Category: Our World
A/V Requirements: None

How is poverty impacting children's school achievement? Statistics and case studies offered for examination.
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Racism
Category: Diversity
Sub Category: Our World
A/V Requirements: None

Think racism in our nation is a thing of the past? Candid discussion of the current state of racial inequalities and racism discussed.
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