John M. Fischer

John M. FischerJOHN M. FISCHER is the Associate Dean for Administration and a Professor in Social Studies Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University. He does most of his teaching within the Middle Childhood (grades 4-9) and the Masters in Curriculum and Teaching programs.  At Bowling Green he helped to begin the International Democratic Education Institute. His research seeks to link issues of urban education with democratic school reform in international settings, specifically issues of culture, democracy and democratic teaching practices.  He served as the project director for the BGSU GEAR-UP Learning Center, an almost 12 year effort to collaborate with two urban schools in Toledo, Ohio, funded as part of the federal GEAR-UP program.   He also served as the project director of the Poland/Ohio Partnership, an effort to build support and learning between educators in both Ohio and Poland. His recent publications have focused on school reform issues and results, teaching about tolerance, as well as the use of technology in social studies classrooms. His work appears in The High School Journal, Theory and Research in Social Education, Social Education, Pedagogies, Reading Online a journal of the International Reading Association, Educational Horizons, Inquiry- Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines and the International Journal of Social Education.