Building bridges between ideas, people, and possibilities: An education professor looks back

Michael S. Knapp

Abstract


The opportunity to build figurative bridges arose again and again across my career, and in places I least expected it. Close encounters with students, mentors, seminal ideas, and problematic situations kept pushing me to see new possibilities for my own and others’ learning. These encounters have occurred in my work as a scholar, teacher, advisor, participant in a collegial community, organizer of research teams, and servant of the field. I will relate and probe these stories, followed by some reflections on the lessons that may lie within them for surviving and thriving within academia, while maintaining a focus on issues of equity and social justice. But first ...

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Knapp, M. S. (2002). Understanding how policy meets practice: Two takes on local response to a state reform initiative. Seattle, WA: University of Washington/Center for the Study of Teaching & Policy.

Knapp, M. S. (2002). Understanding how policy meets practice: Two takes on local response to a state reform initiative. Seattle, WA: University of Washington/Center for the Study of Teaching & Policy.

Knapp, M. S. (2016). To build a bridge—Reflections on an academic career in education. Woodway, WA: Beverly Creek Press.

Knapp, M. S., & Associates (1998). Paths to partnership: Universities and communities as learners in interprofessional education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

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Knapp, M. S., & Crew, R. (2000). How research and inquiry can inform urban education: Notes for research planning at OERI. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, College of Education & Institute for K-12 Leadership.

Knapp, M. S., Honig, M. I., Plecki, M. L., Portin, B. S., & Copland, M. A. (2014). Learning-focused leadership in action: Improving instruction in schools and districts. New York: Routledge.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/er.v24.2292

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