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Stephan Brumberg

Professor, Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center 

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  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education: Ed.D., 1971, M.A.T., 1963
  • Williams College, B.A. 1962

Professional Interests

Dr. Brumberg has been in teacher education since 1972, both at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York's Graduate Center. His professional focus is on urban education, this history of education, and the immigrant experience in education. 

Select Publications

  • “The One-Way Window: Public Schools on the Lower East Side,” in Hasia Diner, Jeffrey Shandler and Beth Wenger, eds. Remembering the Lower East Side. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2000). 
  • “The Teacher Crisis and Educational Standards in New York City,” in Diana Ravitch & Joseph Viteritti, eds., City Schools: Lessons from New York, (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000). 
  • “Going to America, Going to School: The Immigrant-Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City,” [reprint from American Jewish Archives, XXXVI, 2] in Jeffrey S. Gurock, ed., East European Jews in America, 1880-1920: Immigration and Adaptation. [Vol. 3 of the American Jewish Historical Society’s 8 vol. series, American Jewish History] (New York: Routledge, 1997). 
  • “The Education of Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic Children in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York City,” American Jewish Archives Journal, (Vol. LXI, 2009, n.2): 10-41. 
  • “The Cincinnati Bible War (1869-1873) and its Impact on the Education of the City’s Protestants, Catholics, and Jews,” American Jewish Archives Journal, (Vol. LIV, n. 2). 
  • “English Comes First,” New York Times, April 30, 1997, p.A 21, Op-Ed essay.

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Ph.D. Program in Urban Education Professor, 2000 - present. 
    • Professor of urban educational history 
  • Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, School of Education Professor - 1986-present 
    • Associate Professor - 1978-1985 
    • Assistant Professor - 1972-1977


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