Catherine Cornbleth

Professor Emerita

Professor Emeriti

 516 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-4048
  (716) 645-3161

Curriculum politics, policy, practice
teacher education and student diversity
culturally responsive teaching
critical interpretations of research
school-based research

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Educational Background

    Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Professional and Research Interests

  • Curriculum Studies (politics, policies, practices)
  • Social Studies - History Education
  • Teacher Education and Student Diversity



Awarded @$2500 from the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy to support the research project, "How State Agencies Shape the Education of Professionals: The Case of Teacher Preparation in NYS"


Cornbleth, C. (2008). Diversity and the New Teacher: Learning from Experience in Urban Schools. New York: Teachers College Press.

Cornbleth, C. (2008). Climates of Opinion and Curriculum Change. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 40(2), 143-168.

Cornbleth, C. (2008). Echo Effects and Curriculum Change. Teachers College Record, 110(1), 2148-2171.



Awarded $3,000 from the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy to support the multidisciplinary research symposium "Working Methods, Shifting Contexts: Crossing Disciplinary, Cultural and Geographic Borders in Social Research."


Cornbleth, C. (2007). Climates of opinion and curriculum practices. Journal of Curriculum Studies, pp. 1-26.

Cornbleth, C. (2007). Echo effects and curriculum change. Teachers College Record.



Cornbleth, C. (2006). Curriculum and students: Diverting the public interest. In G. Ladson-Billings and W.F. Tate (Eds.), Education research in the public interest: Social justice, action, and policy, pp. 199-212. New York: Teachers College Press.



Cornbleth, C. (2007). Commentary in response to Gillborn, Multicultural education policies and practices in North America. In R. joshee 7 L. Johnson (Eds.), Multicultural education policies in Canada and the United States (pp. 241-243). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: UBC Press.

Cornbleth, C. (2005). What counts as a (news/his) story? Whose (news/his) story? In M.S. Crocco (Ed.), Social studies and the press: Keeping the beast at bay? Greenwich, CN: Information Age Publishing.



Cornbleth, C. (2003). Hearing America's youth: Social identities in uncertain times. New York: Peter Lang.



Cornbleth, C. (2002). Images of America: What youth DO know about the United States. American Educational Research Journal, 39 (2), 519-552.

Cornbleth, C. (2002). Curriculum politics, policy, practice: Comparative questions, contextualized cases. In M. Rosenmund, A. Fries, & W. Heller (Eds.), Comparing curriculum-making processes. Bern: Peter Lang.



Cornbleth, C. (2001). Climates of constraint/restraint of teachers and teaching. In W. B. Stanley, (Ed.), Critical issues in social studies research for the 21st century. Greenwich, CN: Information Age.

Cornbleth, C. (2001). Classroom inquiry. Infos + akzente, (4). (Invited article,
in a Swiss journal published in German in Zurich.)



Cornbleth, C. (2000). Curriculum politics, policy, practice: Cases in comparative
context. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.


Cornbleth, C. (2000, April). "I'm not who you think I am" Students Talking about Themselves, the Nation, and our Future. School District of Philadelphia "All Means All" conference on Diversity and Equity Education Solutions, Philadelphia, PA (May 2000 Bulletin).

Cornbleth, C. (2000). Curriculum Politics, Policy, Practice: Contextualized Cases, Comparative Questions. Paper presented at a conference entitled ‘Curriculum-Making Processes and Curriculum Research, An International Comparison,’ in Zurich, Switzerland (February 2000 Bulletin).


Catherine Cornbleth (LAI) was appointed in September 2000 to the President’s Panel for the Review of Search Procedures for a term running through August 2003. The work of the panel ensures the diversity of the university’s faculty and staff.



Cornbleth, C. & Waugh, D. (1995, 1999). The Great Speckled Bird: Multicultural Policies and Education, Policymaking. St. Martin's/Erlbaum



Cornbleth, C. (1998). An America Curriculum? Teachers College Record, 99(4), 622-646.



Cornbleth, C. (1990). Curriculum in Context. Falmer Press.