TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ph.D, CIE/Sociology
Geographical Focus: South Africa, Caribbean (English, Spanish and French speaking)
Advisors: Hope Leichter (Comparative Education) and Gary Natriello (Sociology)
Previous graduate education: M.A. in IED from Teachers College
Research and scholarly interests: Immigration and Education Policy making, the impacts of immigration in developing nations, multi-level organizational structures and the impact on policy making, education policy and implicit/explicit values of emerging democracies, the chasm between educational policy and practice in education.
Zeederberg, M. and Callender, T (forthcoming 2011). The “Reading Moms” program in
South-South Immigration of Africans in the Caribbean: Barbadians in
Callender, T. (2010) A New Policy Approach to Governance and Women’s Empowerment: Why focus on grassroots women is the most effective route to achieving Millennium Development Goal 3: 2009-2010 Research and Findings. Report to The Huairou Commission International Network,
Certification Exam “Prep Talk”: How to prepare for the International Education Development and Comparative and International Education Certification Exam. w/Hakim Williams,
How Adherence to Post-Colonial Theory Compromises Educational Quality in the African Context—The Case of
Callender, T. (2005). A deeper level of diversity: Linguistic and cultural recognition, for the "new" Black student in NYC, the Barbadian example. In Z. Zakharia and T. Arnstein, (Eds.), Languages, communities, and education (pp. 17-24).
South-South Transfer in the Southern African Region: Borrowing and Lending of Educational Policies in
Awards/Grants: Laurie M. Tisch Doctoral Scholarship; Teachers College Minority Scholarship Recipient
Something special about TC: This has been an outstanding experience. The academic capital here is unparalleled, and continues to get even better. Not only are faculty rich in knowledge and experience, but my fellow students as well. I know that when I complete my degree, I will have had the best preparation and support possible.