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Henning, Nick

Professor of Seconary Education

Secondary Education

Office: 657-278-4653

Department: 657-278-4653



Nick Henning, a Minnesota native, received his Ph.D. from UCLA in the Division of Urban Schooling. He also received his master’s degree in education from UCLA and a B.A. in history from Pomona College. During his doctoral studies, he worked as a teacher educator, faculty adviser and adjunct faculty member within the teacher education programs of both UCLA and Claremont Graduate University. A founding board member of the California chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME), he is also chair of its Los Angeles Regional Network and active in the movement for K-12 ethnic studies nationwide. His present scholarship is focused on the following threads: • an examination of the political, economic, cultural, linguistic and racial aspects of urban schooling and its significance for the curricula and practices of teacher education programs • an effort to define effective urban classroom teaching through the lenses of inclusion, student engagement, social justice education, and transformational resistance • the creation and study of high-quality and sustainable collaborative supports for new urban classroom teachers • an examination of the conceptual and practical development of teachers after they graduate from teacher education programs, leading to the implementation of a longitudinal study of the effects of preservice teacher education classroom practice. Prior to his doctoral studies, he served as a high school history teacher, an athletics coach, social services administrator, and a daycare and afterschool program coordinator in both Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Research Specializations: Teacher education for effective urban classroom teaching Urban schooling Teacher collaboration Social justice education and teaching Transformational resistance Inclusion of students with special needs K-12 ethnic studies pedagogies

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Social justice education

  • Education -- High School
  • Education -- K-12
  • Education -- Multicultural
  • Education -- Policy
  • Education -- Public School
  • Education -- Teaching

  • North America