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Frederick John Baker
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|Frederick Baker started in Thailand 1964|
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About Frederick Baker Today
Bio Statement: Frederick J. Baker, Ph.D.
Dr. Baker is presently an Emeritus Professor of Education in the Department of Education, College of Education and Integrated Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. An international teacher educator, Baker has lived overseas some thirteen years (mostly in economically developing countries). The recipient of numerous grants and awards including an Asian Foundation grant, a Teacher Corps grant in Micronesia, a Peace Corps development grant, and a Fulbright fellowship in Thailand, Baker specializes in field-based and international models for teacher education.
Besides Micronesia and Thailand, Baker has directed programs in Belize, England, China, Mexico, Latvia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Guyana, and the Lao, People's Democratic Republic. He served as a World Bank Consultant through the Consortium for International Development building a community college system in Sana’a, Yemen. Just before retiring he had a sabbatical in Florence, Italy and presently is accompanying his wife Rosalie while she directs the California State University Education Abroad Program in Aix en Provence, France.
Baker holds a BA degree from Central Michigan University, a MAT degree from Antioch College and a Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University.
A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Chachoengsao, Thailand, he has also served in the Foreign Service in Thailand, been an inner-city middle school teacher in Washington,D.C., a Director of Field Experiences at Central Michigan University, and Assistant Director of Teacher Education at the University of California, Irvine. At Cal Poly Pomona he was Chair of the Department of Teacher Education for over six years and has received the institutions Outstanding Academic Advisor Award and the Outstanding International Scholar award.
Dr. Baker has authored over one hundred twenty publications. His most recent books, Reforming America’s Schools: From Teachers and Curriculum to Globalization and Interdisciplinary Projects, and Ways of Coexisting: Urban, Suburban, and Global Communities, were published by Kendall/Hunt.
A Thai and Lao speaker, Baker is frequently asked to consult on international and multicultural topics, especially regarding curriculum development, teacher education and educational policy in economically developing countries.
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