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About Ruthanne Kurth-Schai

Kurth-Schai specializes in the study of social and educational reform. Her research interests include philosophical and policy analyses concerning the role of public education in addressing social justice, environmental, and spiritual issues as well as contemporary reform efforts in the United States and abroad aimed at effective response to the challenges posed by globalization. She teaches courses on social, philosophical and political issues in education.
EDUCATION: B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Kurth-Schai has been teaching at Macalester since 1986.


Present DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair, Educational Studies, Macalester College



  • Education & Social Change
  • Re-envisioning Education & Democracy
  • Education & the Challenge of Globalization
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Urban Education in Challenging Times

Contact Information

Macalester College
Humanities 100C
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6035


Journal Articles (24)

Books (2)