Master Teacher in Residence, History
Ph.D., Stanford University, (2013)
Eric H. Shed is lecturer on education and was the founding director of the Harvard Teacher Fellows. Prior to coming to HGSE, Shed was the director of secondary history/social studies education at Brown University.
He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University, and has also served as a methods instructor at New York University, and with the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). His work as a teacher educator has been greatly informed by eight years of experience as a high school social studies teacher in three distinct types of urban schools: a small alternative high school, a large comprehensive high school, and an early college magnet school. From the Bronx to Harvard University, Shed's passion for helping struggling students become critical thinkers has been the driving force in his sixteen-year career as teacher and teacher educator. His current research also reflects this commitment; he is the lead investigator on a Library of Congress funded project exploring how K-12 educators can use primary sources to teach local history.
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