Palermo, James 1937-

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PALERMO, James 1937-


Born August 30, 1937, in Buffalo, NY; son of Nicholas (a real estate broker) and Kathryn (Yovano) Palermo; married Marjorie Cannizzaro, August 10, 1963; children: Leslie Anne, James. Education: Canisius College, B.S., 1960, M.S.Ed., 1965; State University of New York—Buffalo, Ph.D., 1973.


Home—117 Summerview Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221. Office—Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222. E-mail—[email protected].


Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, professor of educational foundations, 1968—. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1960-61.


Philosophy of Education Society, American Educational Studies Association.


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State of New York, 1991; President's Award for Scholarship, Buffalo State College, 2002, for Poststructuralist Readings of the Pedagogical Encounter; James and Helen Merritt Award, Northern Illinois University, 2002.


Poststructuralist Readings of the Pedagogical Encounter, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.


Research on "the application of Lyotard's constructs to critique educational positivism;" research on "social/self formation of schooling."


James Palermo told CA: "I seek to understand and apply philosophical constructs to critique pedagogy. After reading a primary philosophical source, I ask how key words can be used to uncover the social/self formative process of the school. Phenomenological, poststructuralist, and Marxist philosophers have had the most influence on my work. My original inspiration came out of a perceived lack of understanding. For example, reading Camus's The Stranger and viewing Bunél's Discreet Charm both produced an alienation effect which energized my research direction."