Term of Award

Fall 2022

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern License


College of Education

Committee Chair

Daniel E. Chapman

Committee Member 1

Julie Garlen

Committee Member 2

Robert Lake

Committee Member 3

Denise Baszile Taliaferro

Committee Member 3 Email



This research project explores an understanding of education as a cosmopolitan project (in the context of education in a parochial space in Northeast Georgia, U.S.A.) as it has been created through the personal knowledge gained in border crossing (geographical, cultural, ideological) experiences of one foreign-born/immigrant teacher-the researcher. On a personal level, this study is important to understand what, why, and how this researcher teaches. This study is also an invitation to reconceptualize the whats, hows and whys of education of our times in the U.S. in ways that would honor and embrace our plurality, differences, and sameness with the goal of understanding, preserving, and upholding our shared humanity within local and global spaces. Furthermore, this study hopefully will increase awareness of those involved in educational leadership on the potential value and agency of foreign-born/immigrant teachers in our collective effort to educate for the global community.

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