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JAMES KRACHT
Professor Emeritus, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 212 HEATON
Mail Stop: 4222
Office Phone: (979) 458-3560
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Retired
Primary Emphasis Area: Culture, Curriculum and Instruction
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Short Bio
2000-present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University

1985-present Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture and Department of Geography, Texas A&M University
Area(s) of Emphasis
Curriculum and Instruction Foundations
Research Interests
Curriculum Development in International Settings
Geography Education: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Assessment
History Education: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Assessment
Social Science and Science Technology
Social Studies Education: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Assessment
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Lindner, J.R., Wimgenbach, G.J., Harlin, J., Li, Y., Lee, I., Jackson, R., Johnson, L., Klemm, W., Hunter, J., Kracht, J., & Kochevar, D. (2004). Rural middle school students' beliefs about science and sources of influence affecting science career choice. NACTA Journal.

2. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). All Together. Grade 1. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

3. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). Communities. Grade 3. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

4. Boyd, C.D., Gay, G., Geiger, R., Kracht, J.B., Pang, V.O., Risinger, C.F., & Sanchez, S.M. (2003). Here We Go, Kindergarten. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

5. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). Indiana. Grade 4. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

6. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). People and Places. Grade 2. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

7. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). Regions. Grade 4. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

8. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). Social Studies Plus! Kindergarten. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

9. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). Texas. Grade 4. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

10. Kracht, J.B., et al. (2003). The United States. Grade 5. Glenview, IL: Pearson/Scott Foresman.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
2003 - 2004
EDTC 684
2002 - 2003
EDCI 685
2001 - 2002
EDCI 685, EDCI 691
2000 - 2001
EDCI 691
Former Doctoral Students
Linda Sopko (Summer, 1998), Ph.D.
Linda Carol Redford (Fall, 1998), Ed.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (1987 - 1997). Journal of Geography

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(present). Senior Fellow.  Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education

(2005). Consultant, social studies curriculum standards.  Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab Education Council

(2004-present). Consultant, social studies curriculum standards.  Ministry of Education, Syria

(2003-present). Consultant, social studies curriculum standards.  Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates

(2000). Consultant, curriculum and staff development.  Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia

(1999). Consultant, curriculum development/social studies.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Academy, Lima, Pero

(1999). Consultant, curriculum development/social studies.  International schools in Quito, Ecuador

Awards

(1994). Extraordinary Service Award. 

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