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Lucy Mule earned a B.Ed. from Kenyatta University, in Nairobi, Kenya, and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Her teaching and research interests include university-school-community partnerships, preservice teacher education reform, multicultural curriculum development, and sociocultural contexts of language and literacy education.
Mule co-directs the Smith College Urban Educational Initiative, and serves as the study-abroad adviser for the department.
- Multicultural Education
- Comparative Education
- Language in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- Introduction to American Education
- Secondary and Middle School Teaching Methods in the Humanities
Feast or Famine for Female Education in Kenya? A Structural Approach to Gender Equity, A chapter in M. Maslak (ed.), The Structure and Agency of Women's Education. State University of New York Press, 2007.
Preservice Teachers' Inquiry in a Professional Development School Context: Implications for the Practicum, Teaching and Teacher Education, vol.22 (2), 2006.
A review of Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary grades, Teacher Education and Practice, vol. 19 (1), 2006.
Experiencing a Learning Community: Lessons from Interns Learning to Teach in a Yearlong Professional Development School (PDS) Internship, Teacher Education and Practice, vol. 18(3), 2005.
"Africa is not a Country": Reflections on the Teaching about Africa in Elementary Social Studies Classrooms, Electronic Magazine for Multicultural Education 6(1),(spring) 2004.
With Belinda Gilbert, Models of Collaboration, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership: The Journal of Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, vol. 20 (2), 2001.
The Role of Indigenous Languages in the Curriculum: What happened to Kiswahili in Kenya? Chapter in Semali, L. & J. Kicheloe (eds.), What is Indigenous Knowledge? Voices from the Academy. New York: Garland, 1999.