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IDEA Director

John Rogers

John RogersJohn Rogers is a Professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA).  He also serves as the Faculty Director of Center X, which houses UCLA’s Teacher Education Program, Principal Leadership Program, and professional development initiatives.  Rogers studies the role of civic engagement in equity-focused school reform and civic renewal and the relationship between education and different forms of inequality.  He currently is the principal investigator of the “Keeping Time Project” which explores the ways that learning time is experienced differently across low-income and affluent communities. Rogers also co-leads the “Learning About Inequality” project that examines how high schools across North America engage students in lessons about economic, social, and racial inequality.  John Rogers is the co-author of Learning Power:  Organizing for Education and Justice and co-editor of Public Engagement for Public Education:  Joining Forces to Revitalize Democracy and Equalize Schools.  He received his Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and his B.A. in Public Policy and African American Studies from Princeton University. 

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