Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule




College of Charter College of Education

Albert Jones
Associate Professor


Office: KH A2031
Phone: (323) 343-4444
FAX: (323) 343-5458
Email: ajones4@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

In 1999, I joined the faculty of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction of the Charter College of Education. As a member of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction, I taught courses in classroom management and social studies methods in the Single Subject and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential programs. In 2005, I joined the Educational Administration program in the Division of Appied and Advanced Studies in Education. In this capacity, I teach courses in educational and instructional leadership. Moreover, I coordinate the student recruitment and fieldwork activities of the program. Prior to joining the faculty of the Charter College, I served in Tennessee public schools as a high school social studies teacher, and elementary school assistant principal, and an assistant principal in a school for behaviorally challenged students. My university teaching experience prior to California State University, Los Angeles included positions at Volunteer State Community College and Lipscomb University. I hold a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Tennessee State University. I live in Pasadena, CA with my wife and our two cats.


TEACHING INTERESTS

My teaching expertise is the area of school leadership and and its role in the development the school climate, environment and management.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research agenda is mainly focused in the area of school leadership and climate. As an extension of my work in this area, I have collaborated with Dr. John Shindler and Dr. Clint Taylor in creating the Western Alliance for the Study of School Climate. Our research findings have been presented at national conferences and published in national refereed journals. If you wish to learn about the Alliance, visit us at www.calstatela.edu/schoolclimate.

I also conduct workshops on classroom management throughout Southern California. Below are a list of the school districts and non-profit groups that have used my services. If you are interested in a classroom management workshop, please contact me at ajones4@calstatela.edu.

Baldwin Park Unified School District
Covina Valley Unified School District
East Whittier City School District
El Rancho Unified School District
Glendale Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District 7
San Gabriel Unified School District
Walnut Valley Unified School District
Bellflower Unified School District-Project-Apple and Project Reach
California State University, Los Angeles-America Reads and America Counts
California State University, Los Angeles-Americorps
California State University, Northridge-After School Programs
Glendale Unified School District-After School Programs
Glendora Unified School District-After School Programs
Lennox City School District-After School Programs
Los Angeles Unified School District-Beyond the Bell Branch Kid Care
Pasadena Unified School District-PasadenaLearns
San Diego County Office of Education-After School Programs
Whittier City School District-Reach for the Stars
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles


Date

Publications

2004 C. Taylor, A. Jones, J. Shindler, & H. Cadenas, Architect and steward: shaping a vision of learning examining the role of principal in the immersion of new teachers into existing urban school climates. Educational Leadership: Knowing the Way, Showing the Way, and Going the Way.
2003 J. Shindler, A. Jones, C. Taylor, & H. Cadenas, Donít smile Ďtil christmas: examining the immersion of new teachers into existing urban school climates. 2003 Yearbook of the American Education Research Association Special Interest Group for Urban Learning, Teaching and Research, Vol. 3.
2003 A. Jones, J. Shindler, C. Taylor & H. Cadenas, That wonít work in my school: examining the interaction between beliefs of new teachers and the climate of the schools they enter. National Social Studies Journal, Vol. 20 #2.

Representative Professional Activities

Date

Presentations

2006 Identifying School Climate Indicators as a Means to Align the Values of Teacher Preparation Programs with P-12 Field Sites, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Meeting & Exhibits, San Diego, CA.
2004 Does Seeking to Create a Better Classroom Climate lead to Student Success or Improved Teaching? Examining the Relationship Between Pedagogical Choices and Classroom Climate in Urban Secondary Schools, American Education Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
2003 Sharing the Data along with the Responsibility: Examining an Analytic Scale-based Model for Assessing Schools, American Education Research Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
2003 Transcending Traditional School Assessment: Examining an Analytic Scale-based Model for Assessing Schools, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Meeting & Exhibits, New Orleans, LA.
2003 Forget Everything You Learned at the University: Exploring New Teacher Immersion into Existing School Cultures, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Meeting & Exhibits, New Orleans, LA.
2002 Who Needs the Data? Examining an Analytic Scale-Based Model for Assessing School Climate, University Council for Educational Administration Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ed. D Educational Administration 1998
Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction 1993
Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

B. A. History/Political Science 1990
University of Mississippi

University, MS


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