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About Thomas Oldenski

My graduate course load includes classes dealing with curriculum, curriculum development, and evaluation. Each fall semester, I am heavily involved with the secondary school block for pre-service teachers, focusing upon the integration of philosophy of education into this integrative experience. My professional interests also include issues of Catholic education and critical pedagogy, which have resulted in two published works: Liberation Theology and Critical Pedagogy in Today's Catholic Schools: Social Justice in Action (1997) and Catholic Education Leadership: A Call to Lead (2000).
I am also a religious brother in the Society of Mary (Marianists)--since 1965. My own interests include reading novels, cooking, baking, and traveling. I have traveled to Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Korea, Thailand, Israel, England, and many other countries.
Besides teaching in high schools in Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan, I was the principal of St. Paul’s Seminary, Benin City, Nigeria, and of St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown, Ireland.
During January – April 2000, I taught a course in School, Self and Society (Sociology of Education), as part of the Bachelor's Degree program of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Dayton at Deepahalli, Bangalore, India. I will be continuing my involvement in this program during the second semester of the 2000 - 2001 academic year.

Positions

Present Faculty Member, University of Dayton Department of Educational Leadership
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Education

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1994 Ph.D., Miami University
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1984 Ed.S., University of Dayton
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1978 M.A., Western Michigan University
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1975 M.Ed., Boston College
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1972 B.A., University of Dayton
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