Irving Epstein

Emeritus Ben and Susan Rhodes Endowed Professorship in Peace and Social Justice

Personal profile


Professor Epstein teaches ED 225 (Education and Social Justice), ED 361 (Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Social Sciences), ED 492 (Student Teaching: Secondary Social Science), ED 373 (Education and International Development) and ED 370 (Images of Children and Schooling in Film). He also teaches IS 222/322 (International Human Rights: An Introduction). He has strong interests in educational policy, comparative and international education, globalization, and children’s rights issues and has taught in Los Angeles, Perth, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He also serves on the Scholars at Risk advisory board. His most recent publications include: Recapturing the Personal (Information Age, 2007); The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide (2008),“Globalization and Youth: Evolving Understandings,” [Essay Review]. Comparative Education Review, (May, 2009), and Sports as a Metaphor for Comparative Inquiry,” in William James Jacob and John Weidman, eds. Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and its Applications to Practice: A Festschrift in Honor of Roland Paulston (2011).


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