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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

Tianlong Yu, ED. D.



Ed. D. Educational Theory and Practice, Binghamton University, 2002


Social and philosophical foundations of education

Phone: (618) 6503945


Office: AH 1110

About Dr. Yu

Dr. Yu joined SIUE in 2006 and is a Professor of Social Foundations of Education at the Department of Educational Leadership. As a scholar, he is primarily concerned with issues of identity, voice, power, access, and their relationships to schooling. He writes in the areas of moral education, civic and citizenship education, and multicultural and anti-racist education. A commitment to social justice and a cross-cultural perspective guide his work. A recipient of American Educational Studies Association’s Critics Choice Book Award and Visiting Chair Professor at several Chinese universities, he frequently presents at peer reviewed international conferences and gives invited lectures in China and Taiwan.   

Dr. Yu has taught various undergraduate and graduate courses in foundations of education. His courses include: Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society, Analysis of Educational Issues: Philosophical and Historical Foundations, Analysis of Educational Issues: Socio-Cultural Foundations, Poverty in Education, Diversity in Higher Education, and Politics and Policy-Making in Education. He also teaches qualitative methods and supervises final projects. These courses serve students in multiple programs including Learning, Culture and Society, College Student Personnel Administration, Educational Leadership, and Teaching and Learning.  

Selected Publications

Yu, T. (2018). A new virtue-centered education for democratic citizenship. Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 13 (2). 

Yu, T. (2017). Pedagogy of eating and moral education reform. Moral Education China, 193 (1). 9-10.

Yu, T. (2016). Building good schools all children deserve: A Review of Alfie Kohn’s        The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards.” In J. DeVitis (Ed.). Popular education classics (pp. 309-320). New York: Peter Lang.

Yu, T. (2014). Obama and antiracist education: Lessons for teachers. In J. DeVitis & K.

 Teitelbaum (Eds.). School reform critics: The struggle for democratic schooling (pp.175-

185). New York: Peter Lang.

Yu, T. (2013). Educating for world citizens in Chinese schools: Moral education in the

cosmopolitan age. In K. Kennedy, G. Fairbrother, & Z. Zhao (Eds.). Citizenship education in China: Preparing citizens for “the Chinese century”(pp.85-99). New York: Routledge.

Yu, T. (2012). “What is it that I don’t know?” Learning with White teachers in anti-racist education. Multicultural Education Magazine, 19 (4), 47-52. 

DeVitis, J. & Yu, T. (Eds.). (2011). Character and moral education: A reader. New York: Peter Lang. (A winner of 2012 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award)

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