Paradoxes & Praxis: The 21st Century Imperative for Educational Foundations

James T. Sears

James T. Sears was born in Tipton Indiana on August 12th, 1951. He received his B.S. in history, government, and social psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1974. He received his M.S. in secondary education at Indiana University in 1976. He later received his Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies and Sociology at Indiana University in 1984. He is the author or editor of many books focusing on gay and lesbian rights and sexuality as well as texts on teaching and curriculum studies. From 1993 to 2004 he was a Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. He has taught at Trinity University, Indiana University, Harvard University, Penn State University, the University of South Carolina, and lectures throughout the world. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Southeast Asia, a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California, and a research consultant for the Brazilian government. In 1993 he received the First Amendment Award from the American Civil Liberties Union. He is the editor of the international Journal of LGBT Youth and continues to write about the lesbian and Gay experience in America.

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