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Laurence was born in London, England and studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1974. After gaining his teaching certificate at the University of Bristol, he taught English and Drama at a Sixth Form College (grades 10-12) outside London. Subsequently, he received an MA (Educ) degree in the Theory and Practice of English Teaching from the University of London, Institute of Education (1978) and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan. After writing and teaching he gained a Law Degree from the University of Maryland in 1986. Dr Peters became counsel to the Subcommittee on Select Education & Civil Rights for the US House of Representatives (1986-1993) and subsequently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education (1993-2001). Dr Peters later directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC) working out of Temple University in Philadelphia with five states, (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and New Jersey) on a mission to assist these states integrate technology into the curriculum. During this period, Dr Peters co-wrote, From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity, Rowman (2003) and co-edited, Scaling Up: Lessons from Technology Based Educational Improvement, Jossey Bass (2005) and Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students (ISTE) 2009. His forthcoming book, The United Nations: History and Core Ideas will be published fall 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr Peters currently serves as Graduate Program Director of the United Nations Association National Capital Region and is married with three children.
Coming soon..a new book, Reframing Global Education
to be published by Routledge December 2021
Globalization seems to have transformed every aspect of our lives except our schools
Before the UN could be created the idea of a global body dedicated to the preservation of peace had first to be imagined. The book traces the evolution of a complex web of ideas that emerged from the ancient world concerning the need for a governing body to control the actions of sovereign nations.
We can now connect our classrooms globally but how do we make those connections meaningful for our students? How do we integrate such projects into curriculum so they promote student engagement? This book addresses these and many more issues.
TThe book examines Trump's remarkable rhetorical skills in order to arm our students with some tools to resist the onslaught of lies, half truths and myths that Trump trades in. The authors provide non partisan ways to help your students dissect faulty arguments, and irrational appeals that weaken rather than strengthen their own agency. With references to some of the most widely taught books in schools such as 1984, The Bluest Eye and Hunger Games, -the authors help you as a teacher make your lessons more relevant and meaningful for the times we live in.
"Retirement Reading: Bibliotherapy for the Over Sixties," is intended for boomers as they either contemplate retirement or want to find out what they might have to look forward to in life's next stage.
The book co-written with Mike Peters is a set of essays that examines the cultural and political meaning of the sixties through some key iconic events such as Dylan's decision to leave folk music behind and go electric, Mick Jagger's flirtation with radical politics through his involvement in the Grosvenor Square riots, Ellsberg's decision to leak the Pentagon papers and many other key episodes. Award winning writer Sherill Tippins comments, "With precision and insight,
With Dr Appu Kuttan, Amid all of the talk about the digital divide, there is little to point to in the way of effective solutions. Putting computers in classrooms without adequate teacher training, Internet access, and courseware doesn't solve anything. School administrators, communications and information technology experts, and policymakers need a broader understanding of the issues surrounding the debate in order to formulate policy and implement viable solutions.
Dr. Laurence Peters