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James H Borland

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Johns Hopkins University (English Literature)
Ph.D., Teachers College (Special Education w/ an emphasis on the education of gifted and research)

Dissertation Title: Cognitive Controls, Cognitive Styles, and Divergent Production Among Gifted Preadolescents.

Teaching Certification: Special Education (Elementary N-6 and Secondary English) for New York State;
Special Education for Pennsylvania

Scholarly Interests

Education of gifted students. Economically disadvantaged gifted students. Conceptions of giftedness.

Selected Publications

Planning and Implementing Programs for the Gifted (Teachers College Press).

Rethinking Gifted Education (Teachers College Press).

"Gifted education and the threat of irrelevance" (Journal for the Education of the Gifted).

"Identifying young, potentially gifted, economically disadvantaged students" (Gifted Child Quarterly).

"The construct of giftedness" (Peabody Journal of Education).

service and work in nyc


Staff Development, Programs for the Gifted
New York City School Districts 3, 8, 12, 17, 19, 27
Bronx Zoo
Association of Teachers in Independent Schools, New York City
Hunter College Campus Schools, New York City
New York City Urban Coalition
Teacher Center, Hunter College, New York City

Development of Programs for the Gifted
New York City School District 3

Evaluation of Programs for the Gifted
New York City School Districts 3 and 27
New York Botanical Garden
National Training and Evaluation Center, New York, NY
Hunter College (Evaluation of Javits Grant Project)

Media Consultancies and Appearances
J.C. Crimins Company, New York, NY
Readers Digest, New York, NY
Newsweek on Air (Radio program), New York, NY
WABC-TV, New York, NY
WCBS-TV, New York, NY
WOR-TV, New York, NY

C&T 4900: Research and independent study: Curriculum and teaching

Masters degree students undertake research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

C&T 5000: Theory and inquiry in curriculum and teaching

Required of and limited to first-year Ed.D. students in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching; must be taken in both the fall and spring semesters. Introduction to and exploration of important problems and issues in curriculum and teaching, methods of formulating questions, and modes of inquiry appropriate to doctoral-level research.

C&T 6900: Directed research and theory development in curriculum and teaching

Permission required.

C&T 8900: Dissertation advisement in curriculum and teaching

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.

Centers and Projects

The Hollingworth Center OLD

James H Borland appeared in the following articles:

James Borland Talks to Wall Street Journal About Gifted Testing in NYC (4/3/2013)

TC's James Borland: "Standardized Tests Advantage Children from Wealthier Families" (1/14/2013)

Can Creativity Be Measured? TC's James Borland Talks to NPR (11/26/2012)

TC's Borland: Gifted Programs Should Make Education Appropriate for Students of High Ability (6/25/2012)

2011 Year in Review (4/13/2012)

James Borland: A Call to Reform Education for Gifted Students (3/27/2012)

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores (3/8/2012)

Probing the Nature of Giftedness (5/15/2011)

Employee News (2/11/2011)

Honorable for Being Mentioned (2/7/2011)

Staffing News (12/17/2010)

Seek and Ye Shall Find (12/8/2010)

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision (1/11/2010)

NYC's Gifted and Talented Programs Still Inequitable (2/14/2009)

Gifted Programs in the City Are Less Diverse (6/19/2008)

TC Teach-In: Helping Educators Respond to 9/11 (1/7/2005 2:04:50 PM)

Enrichment Program Plagued By Flaws (12/2/2004)

The Pakistani Gifted Child Development Project: An International Collaboration (4/1/2003)

In Brief (10/1/2002)

9/11 (8/31/2002)

Borland Discusses Gifted and Talented Programs (4/4/2002)

TC Teach-In: Helping Educators Respond to 9/11 (2/1/2002)

Doctoral Student in Learning Disabilities Reaches Out to the Middle East (1/1/2002)

Effects of Creative Collaborations on Learning Explored by Sussman Lecturer (12/1/2001)

North Shore Board of Education Adjusts Honors Program (4/13/2001)

A Room Dedicated to a Dedicated Woman (1/1/2001)

Zumwalt Leaves Dean's Post: Search for New Dean Begins (1/1/2001)

MENSA Awards Borland and Wright (9/1/2000)

Teachers College: A Leader in Educating Leaders (1/1/2000)

TC Adopts Technology Task Force Recommendations (6/1/1999)

Vacations Can Be an Educational Experience (3/24/1999)

New Shepherd Scholarship Assists with Dual Certification and Education (2/1/1999)

Science + Camp = A Fun Way to Learn (7/1/1998)

Faculty Retirements (5/13/1998)

Professor Margaret Jo Shepherd's Retirement Party (4/6/1998)