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PALERMO, James 1937-

PERSONAL:

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.

ADDRESSES:

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

CAREER:

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

MEMBER:

Philosophy of Education Society, American Educational Studies Association.

AWARDS, HONORS:

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.

WRITINGS:

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

WORK IN PROGRESS:

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

SIDELIGHTS:

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."

Palermo, James 1937-

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