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LAUREEN A. FREGEAU

Associate Professor of Educational Foundations
Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty
Appointed 1994

Academic Degrees
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1991, Educ. Theory & Policy/Found. Of Ed., 1989
M. A. University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1987, ESL/Bilingual Education
B. S. Stonehill College, Massachusetts, 1979, Biology, Minor in Chemistry

Professional Experience
University of South Alabama, Assistant Professor of Education Foundations, 1994-present
American Federation of Teachers, International Division, 1994, Education Consultant
Western Illinois University, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, 1992-1993
American Cultural Exchange, Seattle, WA, Head Trainer, 1992
The Pennsylvania State University, Instructor, 1991
The Pennsylvania State Univ., Liaison to National Autonomous Univ. of Costa Rica, 1990-1991
The Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1988-1990
Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA, ESL Coordinator, Curriculum Planner, 1984-1988
Grier School for Girls, Tyrone, PA, Instructor, 1989-1990
CEDEN, Honduras, Education Consultant, 1983-1984
Peace Corps/Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture, Guatemala, Peace Corps Service, 1980-1982
Wareham High School, Wareham, MA, Substitute Teacher, 1982
Stoughton High School, MA, Permanent Substitute Teacher, 1979-1980
West Bridgewater High School, West Bridgewater, MA, Substitute Teacher, 1979
Raymond and Howard Elementary Schools, Brockton, MA, Teacher’s Aide, 1974-1975

Other Collegiate Assignments for 1998-99
University Writing Committee
Faculty Evaluation Committee - College of Education
Academic Conduct Committee - College of Education
Faculty Service and Development Committee - College of Education
Grievance Committee - College of Education
EDL Graduate Student AA Committees: Elizabeth Grizzle, Gloria McMeans, Steve North
EDL/EDF Graduate Student Candidacy & Comprehensive Exam reader
Foreign Films Committee
Y2K Committee
GLBA faculty advisor

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships
American Educational Research Association
American Educational Studies Association
Comparative and International Education Society
South East Association for Educational Studies
Phi Delta Kappa
Kappa Delta Pi
National Education Association and Alabama Education Association
Current Professional Assignments and Activities
Editor, Campus Diversity Coalition Newsletter
Board member, Marietta Johnson Museum Board
Selection Committee, Mobile County Education Association Gains Hamil Scholarship
Local programs, RPCV World Wise Schools

Publications
Fregeau, L. (1999). Preparing students for college writing: Two case studies. Internet TESOL Journal (forthcoming).
Fregeau, L. & Leier, R. (1999). Fixin’ to describe Pedagogy of Place in a rural Southern black school. In Kincheloe, J. and Steinberg, S. Multicultural Conversations, New York: Peter Lang (forthcoming).
Fregeau, L. & Leier, R. (1999). A critical analysis of socio-economic, ethnic and educational factors influencing success for immigrant and refugee students in community college adult education. Taboo (forthcoming).
Fregeau, L. & Leier, R. (1998). The story of a community and its school in the Black rural South. Encounter. Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 2 (4), 25-30.
Fregeau, L. (1998). Religion in Public Schools: A Self Test. Georgia Elementary Principal V6 (1), 21-24.
Frcgeau, L. & Leier. R. (eds.) (1997). SEAES Conference Proceedings 1995-199 7. Mobile:
University of South Alabama.
Fregeau, L. (1997). Using Dialogue and Reflective Journals in College Courses. SRATE Journal, 6(2), 45-49.
Fregeau, L. (1997). A Legacy to Educators. Taboo, 1(Fall), 150.

Papers Presented
Progressivism transplanted from North America to Central America: A curriculum History of the Friends School in Monteverde, American Educational Research Association, Canada, 1999.
Blacks, integration and Dewey. Panel chair, AESA, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
The nexus of community and school in the rural black South. 19th  Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
A critical analysis of the socio-economic, ethnic and educational factors influencing success for Immigrant and refugee students in community college adult education. AESA, Canada, 1998
Pedagogy of Place in a Southern black rural school. National Association of African-American Studies (NAAAS) Conference, Houston, TX, 1998.
Women’s perspectives on nonformal education; A comparison or the district of Gandhinagar, India and the canton of Coto Brus, Costa Rica, Comparative and International Education Society, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997

Research
Impact of progressive philosopher, Marietta Johnson on education in Costa Rica
Annenberg Rural Challenge — documentation of “genuine and good” rural schools in Alabama
Teachers as critical transformative researchers and reformers of sociocultural school problems
Experiential approaches for multicultural education
The effects of dialogue journals on college student writing abilities

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University of South Alabama
College of Education

Department of Professional Studies
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