Amanda Datnow

Amanda Datnow

Dr. Amanda Datnow is a Professor in the Department of Education Studies and Associate Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. She received her B.A. from UCSD and her Ph.D. in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences. Her goals are to improve policy and practice in education and advance knowledge about educational change. Her research focuses primarily on K-12 educational reform and policy, particularly with regard to issues of equity and the professional lives of educators. Across her studies, she uses qualitative research methods in order to provide a detailed examination of school practices and of educators’ and students’ experiences with educational change. At UCSD, she teaches courses on educational change and on qualitative research methods. In addition to her research and teaching activities, she  engages in collaborative work with education practitioners and policymakers across the globe who share her passion for improving schooling for all students.

List of publications: https://amandadatnow.com/publications/

Datnow, A. (2020). The role of teachers in educational reform: A 20-year perspective. Journal of Educational Change, 21(1), 109-134.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10833-020-09372-5

Weddle, H., Lockton, M. & Datnow, A. (2020). Teacher collaboration in school improvement. Oxford Bibliographies. doi: 10. 1093/OBO/9780199756810-0248

Amanda Datnow