Donald R. McClure, Ph.D. - “Children of Nigerian Immigrants in Ireland and Their Notions of Irish Identity”

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

C103 Hesburgh Center

Location: C103 Hesburgh Center

Donald R. McClure is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at St. John's University in New York City.  He holds a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University; an MEd from the University of Notre Dame (where he was a member of the 10th cohort of ACE Teaching Fellows); and a Bachelor of Music from Central Michigan University.  As an ACE teacher from 2003 to 2005, McClure taught the third grade in Plaquemine, Louisiana.  From 2005 to 2006, he received a post-ACE Ireland fellowship to study educational disadvantage at St. Patrick’s College in Dublin and to serve as a math and language arts teacher at an under-resourced Catholic primary school.  After completing the fellowship, McClure returned to the United States to teach elementary and middle school for five years at a Catholic school in Chicago.  McClure’s research interests span the areas of social studies education and international education.  He explores how culturally and ethnically diverse students make sense of citizenship, national identity, and national belonging.

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