Schutz, A. (2010). Social class, social action, and education: The failures of progressive democracy. New York: Palgrave, Macmillan. [Uncorrected page proof of intro + Ch. 1 here.]
--AESA Critics Choice Award
Schutz, A. & Sandy, M. (2011). Collective action for social change: An introduction to community organizing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Introduction and Chapter One here.]
--AESA Critics Choice Award
Schutz, A. (planned, in process). Core dilemmas of community organizing. [Blog series it will be based on here.]
Miller, M. and Schutz, A., eds. (planned, in process) Community organizing: The seminal years. [A book of unpublished or narrowly "published" essays by key organizers and organizing scholars. Many of these essays are quite influential among organizers but largely unknown beyond this group. Depending on our ability to acquire the rights, may include essays by Nicholas von Hoffman, Walter Haggstrom, Richard Harmon, and Heather Booth, among others.]
Schutz, A. (2011). Power and trust in the public realm: John Dewey, Saul Alinsky, and the limits of progressive democratic education. Educational Theory, 61(4), 491-512.
Fehrman, D. and Schutz, A. (2011). Beyond the catch-22 of school-based social action programs: Toward a more pragmatic approach for dealing with power. Democracy & Education, 19(1), Article 3.
Schutz, A. (2008). Social class and social action: The middle-class bias of democratic theory in education. Teachers College Record, 110(2).
Schutz, A. (2007). Education scholars have much to learn about social action: An essay review. Education Review, 10(3).
Schutz, A. (2006). Home is a prison in the global city: The tragic failure of school-based community engagement strategies. Review of Educational Research, 76(4), 691-743.
Schutz, A. (2004). Rethinking domination and resistance: Challenging postmodernism. Educational Researcher, 33(1), 15-23.
Schutz, A. and Moss, P. A. (2004). Reasonable decisions in portfolio assessment: Evaluating complex evidence of teaching. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(33).
Schutz, A. (2002). Is political education an oxymoron? Hannah Arendt's resistance to public spaces in schools. Philosophy of Education 2001. Urbana: Philosophy of Education Society.
Schutz, A. (2001a). John Dewey and “a paradox of size": Democratic faith at the limits of experience. American Journal of Education, 109(3), 287-319.
Schutz, A. (2001b). John Dewey’s conundrum: Can democratic schools empower? Teachers College Record, 103(2), 267-302.
Schutz, A. (2001c). Theory as performative pedagogy: Three masks of Hannah Arendt. Educational Theory, 51(2), 127-150.
Schutz, A., and Harris, I. M. (2001). The fragility of community and function: A snapshot of an alternative school in crisis. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 14(1), 39-53.
Moss, P. A., and Schutz, A. (2001). Educational standards, assessment, and the search for consensus. American Educational Research Journal, 38(1), 37-71. (Authors listed in alphabetical order.)
Schutz, A. (2000). Teaching freedom? Postmodern perspectives. Review of Educational Research
Schutz, A., and Moss. P.A.. (2000). Habermas, Arendt, and the tension between authority and democracy in educational standards: The case of teaching reform. Philosophy of Education 1999 (pp. 266-275). Urbana: Philosophy of Education Society.
Schutz, A. (1999). Creating local "public spaces" in schools: Insights from Maxine Greene and Hannah Arendt. Curriculum Inquiry, 29(1), 77-98.
Schutz, A. (1998a). Caring in schools is not enough: Community, narrative, and the limits of alterity. Educational Theory, 48(3), 373-393.
Schutz, A. (1998b). Deploying the metaphor of "space" in educational theory: Henry Giroux through the eyes of Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault. Philosophy of Education 1997 (pp. 352-360).Urbana: Philosophy of Education Society.
Schutz, A., and Gere, A. R.. (1998). Service learning and English studies: Rethinking "public' service." College English, 60(2),129-149.
--Reprinted in: Hock, Z. M. (Ed.). (1999). Trends and Issues in Postsecondary English Studies. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English.
Schutz, A. (2005). Theory illuminates (and conceals): A response to the critique by Samantha Caughlan. Educational Researcher, 34(2), 17-19.
Schutz, A. (2003). Privileged citizens and critical students [a response]. Philosophical Studies in Education.
Schutz, A. (2003). Stories vs. practices [a response]. Philosophy of Education 2003. Urbana: Philosophy of Education Society.
Schutz, A. (2001d). Contesting utopianism: Hannah Arendt and the tensions of democratic education. In M. Gordon (Ed.), Preserving our Common World: Essays on Hannah Arendt and Education. Boulder: Westview Press. (Book received AESA Critics Choice Award for 2002).
Moss, P. A., and Schutz, A. (1999). Risking frankness in educational assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(9), 680-687.
Schutz, A., and Gere, A. R.. (1999). Aaron Schutz and Anne Ruggles Gere respond [to Gary R. Hafer and Donald Lazere]. College English, 61(3), 356-359.
Moss, P. A., Schutz, A., and Collins, K. M. (1998). An integrative approach to portfolio evaluation for teacher licensure. Journal for Personnel Evaluation in Education, 12 (2), 139-161.
Department Chair (2006-present)
Associate Professor (2002-present)
Graduate Program Chair (2000-2006)
Assistant Professor (1998-2002)
Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Our department is one of the most diverse in the Wisconsin System in terms of both faculty and students, with one of the highest graduation rates of underrepresented students of color. Most classes are in the evening, online, or on weekends. We offer a BS degree in Community Education that is almost unique in the nation, as well as MS and Ph.D. degrees in Social Foundations of Education.
Led reorganization of undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Helped create new concentrations including: Youth Work, Policy and Leadership in Community Based Organizations, Alternative Schools/At-Risk Students, Race Relations, Community Organizing: Collective Action for Social Change.
Developed new joint concentration in Community Organizing with the Mexico Solidarity Network/Autonomous University of Social Movements in Chicago.
Founded and direct new undergraduate Certificate in Community Organizing.
Helped develop transcript designated sub-major in Child Care through a contentious approval process, facilitating degree completion for low-income workers.
Developed new relationships with local educational institutions to support the reentry of non-traditional adult students.
Developed and led marketing campaign, including writing marketing materials and finding creative ways to fund staff support for this effort.
Created credit equivalency process for established non-credit training programs to facilitate degree entry and completion for adult students.
Led effort that put entire undergraduate major and MS program online.
Led development of new Ph.D. concentration in Social Foundations in the Urban Education Doctoral Program.
Drafted new policies and procedures, including faculty workload determination and post-tenure review processes.
Currently guiding Department through School of Education budget crisis.
Program changes led to 30+% increase in enrollment in Spring 2009, 89% increase in enrollment Summer 2009, 30+% increase in enrollment Fall 2009.
Courses taught include: Research Methods in Cultural Foundations, Modern Philosophies of Education, Research Seminar in Urban Education, Foundations of Urban Education, Introduction to Community Education, Introduction to Community Organizing, Community Education and Action.
Volunteer Leader (1999-present)
MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope)
[A congregational community organizing/social action group in the Saul Alinsky tradition.] Note: currently my involvement with MICAH is fairly limited.
Helped lead campaign that defeated district effort to eliminate busing rights for inner-city children.
Gave testimony before legislative committees and negotiated with government officials.
Developed model for and helped secure funding from the state of Wisconsin for $4 million dollars to fund 24 new school nurses to cover all Milwaukee Public Schools lacking any nursing services.
Negotiated with key stakeholders (e.g., the Wisconsin Dental Association, local agencies, the state’s dental school, and the State Medicare Director) to develop a politically viable and easily replicable model for comprehensive school-based dental services. Our statewide coalition of congregational organizing groups planned to use this model as the basis for a statewide campaign to provide dental services for impoverished children, one of our most critical unmet health challenges. Recent economic downturn prevented acquisition of funding for pilot effort to establish effectiveness.
Other Organizing Experience
2011-2012: Exploring the development of a range of different organizing efforts. Currently focusing on supporting the emergence of a coalition of churches that would shift their spending to support more black businesses.
2010: Working to creating a new grassroots community organizing group focusing on jobs in the African American North Side of Milwaukee in collaboration with Pastor of Cross Lutheran Church and an experienced neighborhood organizer.
2009-2010: Convened and staffed coalition of most power-focused community organizing groups in Milwaukee to seek funding and support for cross-organization goals and collaborative efforts. The first time such a group has been convened in recent memory. Group successfully developed shared mission statement and broad-based proposal for collaboration, drawing on a growing history of collaboration. Experience in group helped support the development and funding of a range of different projects and national recognition for the capacity of groups in Milwaukee and Wisconsin to collaborate. Group currently on hiatus given the fiscal crisis facing organizing and the need for individual groups to focus their limited remaining resources on survival and pursuit of their core missions.
2008: Helped plan multi-state community organizing training conference with the Midwest Social Forum.
2007: Organized city-wide conference on community organizing.
Schutz, A. (2010, May/June). Doctor Death vs. the Vampire. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
--Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List, 2010
--Lois Tilton's Locus "Best of the Year" Short Fiction List
--Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner
--Honorable Mention (extended list), Best Horror of the Year,
Schutz, A. (2006). Cotton country. Fantasy Magazine #2
--Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction: 24th Annual
Schutz, A. (2005). In Red Arrow Park, again. Milwaukee Magazine.
Schutz, A. (2005, June). Moments of grace. Realms of Fantasy.
--Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 19th Annual Collection
Schutz, A. (2004, December). Being with Jimmy. Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, 29(12).
--2004 “Recommended Reading List,”Locus Magazine
--"Honorable Mention," and First Runner Up for inclusion in: Dozois, G. (Ed.). (2005.) Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year. New York:
Schutz, A. (1989, December). Small. Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 13(12).
--"Honorable Mention," in: Dozois, G. (Ed.). (1989). Best Science
Fiction Stories of the Year. New York: Bluejay
Schutz, A. (1988). Beyond the seventh sphere. In L. Aronica and S. McCarthy (Eds.), Full Spectrum. New York: Bantam Books.
--Noted as “outstanding” story in Nebula Award Winners yearly review essay.
--Full Spectrum received Locus Award for "Best Anthology of the
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