C&I Faculty:


College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax

 

Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Dr. Tan

Guangyu Tan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
Childhood Program Coordinator

Office: TH E278   Phone: (716) 673-4805
Email: Guangyu.Tan@fredonia.edu 
   
 



Introduction

Dr. Guangyu Tan earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education at Kent State University in May 2009. She has taught as a Diversity Teaching Fellow in the Department of Adolescence Education at Canisius College from 2007 to 2010. Currently, Dr. Tan is an assistant professor at Curriculum & Instruction Department at State University of New York-Fredonia. Before she came to the United States, Dr. Tan taught English at Xi Hua University in China for three years. Her personal teaching philosophy is a philosophy of care (Nodding, 1995) and of hope (Freire, 1995). Throughout her teaching career, Dr. Tan genuinely cares about her students, not only their academic achievement, but more importantly, their emotional and psychological well-being. She believes the goal of education is to produce intelligent, competent, caring, loving, and lovable citizens (Nodding, 1995). In her class, she creates a family-like community, where the students feel that they are cared for, trusted, and respected.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Tan's primary research interest is equity in education, e.g. migrant children's education, and girls' education in China. As a first generation Chinese American, Dr. Tan is also interested in ethnic identity formation of immigrant children; international/intercultural education; and comparative education. Her doctoral dissertation explores the role of an ethnic Chinese community plays in explaining academic achievement and identity formation among first and second generation Chinese American youths. In addition, Dr. Tan has teaching interests in philosophical and social foundations of education, multicultural education, and comparative education.

Recent Publications

  • Tan, G. Y. (2014). Migrant workers and the rising urban poverty in China. In E. Brown, and P.C. Gorski (Eds.) International Book Series, Vol. 7: Poverty and Social Class, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
  •  Tan, G.Y. (2013). Higher education reforms in China: For better or for worse? International Education, Vol. 43(1), 101-118.
  •  Tan, G.Y. (2013). How the school culture of harmony promotes educational equity for the disenfranchised migrant children—an “invisible population” in China. In E. Brown, and P.C. Gorski (Eds.) Migrants and Refugees: Equitable Education for Displaced Populations, pp. 113-131.Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
  •  Tan, G. Y. (2012). One child policy and privatization of K-12 education in China. International Education, Vol.42 (1), 43-53.
  • Tan, G. Y.  (2010). Under the same blue sky?: Inequity in migrant children’s education in China. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 12(2), 31-40.
  • Tan, G. (2008). International perspective: A case of changes in China's social class. In K. Cushner, A. McClelland, and P. Safford (Eds.) Human Diversity in Education: An Integrated Approach. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Seeberg, V., Ross, H., Liu, J. & Tan, G. (2007). Grounds for prioritizing education for girls: The telling case of left-behind rural China. In D. P. Baker and A. W. Wiseman (Eds.). Education for all, Volume 8: Global promises, national challenges. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Tan, G. & Anhalt, K. (2006). Understanding perceptions of mental health in people of Asian descent in the United States: Implications for school psychologists. School Psychologist, 60 (1), pp. 23-27.

Recent Presentations

  • Tan, G.Y. (November 5-9, 2014). An invisible wall in a college multicultural education classroom. Paper accepted for presentation at 24th Annual International National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Tan, G.Y. (March 10-15, 2014). Who stole my childhood: Re-exam the quality of early childhood care and education in China. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Toronto, Canada.
  • Tan, G.Y. (November 6-10, 2013). “But professor, you are being sexist”: How a female, multicultural educator of color negotiates her identity in a white, male-dominant higher education institution.  Paper presented at the 23rd Annual International NAME Conference, Oakland, California.
  • Tan, G.Y. (April 27-May 1, 2013). How democratic education promotes educational equity for the disenfranchised migrant children in China: A case study. Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.
  • Tan, G.Y. (March 10-15, 2013). Competition that matters in a globalized world: Comparing quality of early childhood education in U.S. and China. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Tan, G.Y. (November 28-December 1, 2012). How the school culture of harmony empowers disenfranchised migrant children in China: A case study. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference for the National Association for Multicultural Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Tan, G. Y. (April 22-27, 2012). Higher education reform in China: For better or for worse? Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Tan, G.Y.  (March 28-31, 2012). Growing up as an “invisible population”: Migrant children’s experiences.  Paper accepted to be presented at the Global Summit on Childhood sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Washington, D.C.
  • Tan, G. Y. (May 2011). Inequity in migrant children’s education in China. Paper presented at the 55th annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Montréal, Canada.

Grants

  • The PDC Associate for the Spring 2014-Fall 2014, Professional Development Center Advisory Board, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded December 2013
  • 2nd Place Award for the Most Personal Progress using TOEP tools, Tools of Engagement Project, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded May 2013
  • Convocation Event: I Am Who We Are, The Convocation Committee, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded May 2013
  • The Professional Development Award for Teaching and Learning, Professional Development Center Advisory Board, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded April 2013
  • SUNY Fredonia BRIDGE, Fredonia Sponsored Programs Office, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded May 2012
  • The Professional Development Award for Teaching and Learning, Professional Development Center Advisory Board, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded April 2012
  • The Professional Development Award for Teaching and Learning, Professional Development Center Advisory Board, State University of New York at Fredonia, funded April 2011

Education

  • Ph.D. Cultural Foundations of Education,College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Service, May 2009 Kent State University, Kent, OH. Dissertation: The (Re)production of Social Capital in the Post-Chinatown Era: A Case study of the Role of A Chinese Language School
  • Certification in School Psychology, May 2004, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  •  M.Ed. Educational Psychology, Dec. 2002, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
  • B.A. Business English, July 1998, College of International Law and Business, Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, P.R. China

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