CURRICULUM VITAE
David P. Ericson


Formal Education & Degrees
1974-1975 University of London (Institute of Education), Philosophy of Education, Supervisors: R.S. Peters and R.F. Dearden

1971-1976 Syracuse University - Ph.D., Philosophy of Education

THESIS: The Concept of Happiness: An Essay in Political and Social Theory

Committee: Professors Thomas F. Green (Chair), Jose Benardeté, Stanley Idzerda

1971-1973 Syracuse University - M.A., Philosophy

THESIS: Final Cause, Efficient Cause, and the Explanation of Human Agency.

Thesis Advisor: Stewart Thau

1970 Cambridge University (Trinity College), Philosophy

Tutors: Stephen Katz and, occasionally, G.E.M. Anscombe

1967-1971 Saint Olaf College - B.A., Philosophy

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Professional Experience
1996- Professor of Philosophy of Education and Chairman

Department of Educational Foundations
College of Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research and teaching interests in educational and public policy, philosophy of the social sciences, moral and civic education.

1995-1996 Acting Associate Dean

College of Education,
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Responsibilities for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Education. Budget preparation and oversight of 80+ full-time instructional faculty.

1992-1995 Professor of Education and Chairman

Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education University of Hawaii at Manoa

Administrative head and leader of the largest instructional unit in the College of Education with major responsibilities in teacher education and curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

1986-1992 Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education,

University of California, Los Angeles

Member of Administration, Curriculum and Teaching Studies Division and Social Research Methods Division in the Department of Education.

1990-1992 Director, Japan/U.S. Educational Research Exchange, International Studies and Overseas Programs, UCLA.

1983-1984 Visiting Scholar, School of Education, Syracuse University

1979-1986 Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education, University of California, Los Angeles.

1977-1979 Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Original development of new specialization in Graduate Foundations of Education.

Development of new Ph.D. program in Educational Policy Studies.

Policy Research Associate, Office of Contract and Educational Research.

1976-1977 Post-Doctoral Research, Syracuse University.

Research Associate, Theory of Educational Systems and Public Policy Project (funded by Kettering Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, and the USOE). Directed by Professor Thomas F. Green, the project involved development of a general theory of the logic and behavior of educational systems and the foundations of educational policy analysis.

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Related Activities
1998-1999 Chair, College of Education Faculty Senate

1998- Chair, University of Hawaii at Manoa Disciplinary Advisory Committee

1997- Coordinator, Ph.D. Specialization in Educational Policy Studies

1995-1996 Co-Coordinator, Elementary Education Cohort Program,Waialae Elementary School

1993-1995 Co-Chair, Statewide Task Force on Student Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation, State of Hawaii

1992-1996 Chair, Program Council for Teacher Education, College of Education University of Hawaii at Manoa

1992-1995 Graduate Chair, Secondary Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Hawaii at Manoa

1991-1992 Chair-elect of the Faculty, Graduate School of Education, UCLA

1990-1991 Chair, Nominating Committee, Philosophy of Educational Society (National).

1990-1991 Chair, Committee to Develop Standards for Research in the UCLA Department of Education.

1990-1991 Consultant, Hong Kong Baptist College Commission on Education

1990-1995 Co-Editor, International Journal of Learning and Evaluation. Published in Japan.

1989-1990 National Program Chair, Philosophy of Education Society.

1988-1993 Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Philosophy and Education. Academic Journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1989-1992 Chair, Rules and Jurisdiction Committee, UCLA Senate

1985-1989 Appointed Member of Review Board of Editors to Educational Theory (Journal).

1982-1983 Program Committee, Philosophy of Education Society (National).

1981-1982 President, California Association for Philosophy of Education.

1981 Organizer and Chair, Symposium on Logic of National Educational Systems, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

1980-1983 Specialization Head, Philosophy and History of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education.

1980-1988 Elected Membership Secretary, Research Committee on Sociology of Education, International Sociological Association.

1979 Co-Chair, Southern and Mid-Atlantic Conference on "Higher Education and Affirmative Action," Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (winter).

1977 Consultant, the Task Force on Lifelong Learning, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Education, Washington, D.C. Assessment of effects of lifelong learning on the educational system and vice-versa.

1976-1977 Ford Foundation grant for development of policy issues in American Education

1975 Consultant, development of course on Engineering and Social Responsibility, College of Engineering, Syracuse University.

1971-1976 Developed and taught undergraduate teacher preparation courses and graduate courses in Philosophy of Education and History of Education, Syracuse University.

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Writings & Publications
Books

1999 or 2000 The Interpretive Frame, Explanation, and Educational Inquiry. A book length manuscript in progress that explores classic questions and objectivity and methodology in the explanation of educational and social phenomena (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1991 Philosophy of Education, 1990. Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society. Edited volume.

1980 Predicting the Behavior of the Educational System. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1980 (With Thomas F. Green, Senior Author, and Robert H. Seidman).

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Articles & Chapters
2000 "Cavell on Philosophy for Education." In R. Curren (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 1999. Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, forthcoming.

1999 "Yes...But Is It Naturalism?" In S. Toser (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 1998. Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, 1999 (with Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1998 "The Complexities of Reasons." In Paideusis,11, 2, (with Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author): 3 - 12.

1997 "In Defense of Public Reason: The Nature of Historical Rationality," Educational Theory, 47, 2(with Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author):133 - 162."

"Orientation to Philosophy of Education: Locating the Field of Play for New Audiences," Educational Theory, 47, 4: 501-511.

1996 "Democracy, Power, and Authority: The Development of a Conceptual Basis for Shared Professionalism between Teachers and Administrators," Journal of School Leadership, 6, no. 2, 1996 (with Stacey E. Marlow, Co Author).

"Educating for Leadership: Issues on Merging Teacher and Administrator Preparation and Professional Development," Journal of School Leadership, 6, no. 2, 1996 (with Kenneth A. Sirotnik, Co-Author).

1993 "Educational Ability and Social Justice: What Should the Relationship Be?" To appear in H.A. Alexander (Ed.), Philosophy of Education, 1992, Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, 1993 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1992 "Philosophical Issues in Education." In Marvin C. Alkin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Research (Sixth Edition). Washington, D.C.: The American Educational Research Association, 1992.

"Science and Epistemology: Philosophical Implications." Paideusis, 5 (2), 1992 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1991 "Humanization, Democracy, and Political Education." Studies in Philosophy and Education, 11 (1), 1991.

1990 "Taking Student Responsibility Seriously." Educational Researcher, 19 (9), December 1990 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"Social Justice, Evaluation, and the Educational System." In K. Sirotnik (Ed.), Evaluation and Social Justice: Issues in Public Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.

1989 "Meritocracy and National Educational Systems." Published by the National Institute of Education, Hungary.

1988 "Teacher Accountability and a National Teacher Examination: Prospects and Problems." In D. Arnstine and B. Arnstine (Eds.), Philosophy of Education, 1987, Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, 1988.

"Causal Modeling and Theories of Causation." In G. Wunsch and J. Dessein (Eds.), Explanation in the Social Sciences. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: The University of Louvain Press, 1988 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"Competency Testing, Students." In R.A. Gorton (Ed.), Encyclopedia of School Administration and Supervision. Phoenix, AZ: The Oryx Press.

1987 "Teacher Accountability and the Causal Theory of Teaching." Educational Theory, 37 (3), summer 1987 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"Interpreting Edel." Review of Abraham Edel's Interpreting Education. In Contemporary Sociology, 1987.

1986 "On Critical Theory and Educational Practice." In K. Sirotnik and J. Oakes (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling. Massachusetts: Kluwer-Nijhoff, 1986.

"The Conditional Probability and Linear Flow Graph Approaches to Analyzing Probabilistic Causal Systems," Quality and Quantity, 20 (4), 1986 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Senior Author).

"Correlation, Partial Correlation and Causation," Syntheses, 67 (2), May 1986 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"An Analysis of Probabilistic Causation in Dichotomous Structures," Synthese, 67 (2), May 1986 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1985 "Emotion and Action in Cognitive Psychology: Breaching a Fashionable Philosophical Fence," in E. Robertson (Ed.), Philosophy of Education 1984, Normal, IL: The Philosophy Education Society, 1985.

"Causal Laws and Laws of Association," Nôus, 19 (4), 1985 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"Causal Modeling and Dichotomous Variables," Quality and Quantity, 19 (2), 1985 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1984 "Of Minima and Maxima: The Social Significance of Minimal Competency Testing and the Search for Educational Excellence," The American Journal of Education, 92 (3), May 1984.

Reprinted in: The Educational Digest, 50 (6), February 1985 and Oaytc Journal, 10 (2), spring 1985.

"Liberty and Equality in Education: A Summary Review," Educational Theory, 34 (1), 1984.

"Probabilistic Causal Systems and the Conditional Probability Approach to Causal Analysis," Quality and Quantity, 18, 1984 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

1983 "Measuring The Mismeasure of Man," Teachers College Record, 85 (2), winter 1983.

"On Reichenbach's Principle of the Common Cause." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 64, July 1983 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"The Logic of Causal Methods in Social Science," Synthese, 56, October 1983 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"Cognition, Emotion, and Attribution Theory in the Psychology of Motivation." In D. Kerr (Ed.), Philosophy of Education 1982, Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, 1983.

1982 "Interpretation, Understanding, and Educational Research," Teachers College Record, 83 (4), summer 1982 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Junior Author).

"Emotion, Action, and Education in Cognitive Psychology." In Earl L. Grossen (Ed.), Proceedings of Far Western Philosophy of Education Society, Provo, Utah: The Far Western Philosophy of Education Society, 1982.

"Social Justice and the Community College," Community/Junior College Research Quarterly, 6, 315-341, 1982 (With Diane Robertshaw, Junior Author).

"Causation and Correlation in Educational Research," in D. De Nicola (Ed.), Philosophy of Education 1981, Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, 1982 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr., Co-Author).

"The Possibility of a General Theory of the Educational System." In Margaret S. Archer (Ed.), The Sociology of Educational Expansion, Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1982.

1980 "The Social Significance of Criterion-Referenced Testing and the Setting of Performance Standards." In E.L. Baker, R. Linn, E.S. Quellmalz with a commentary by D.P. Ericson, Knowledge Synthesis: Criterion-Referenced Measurement. Los Angeles: Center for the Study of Evaluation, August 1980.

"Moral Education, Indoctrination, and the Schools," Review Journal of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, IV, No. 2, winter 1980.

1979 "Phillips and Nicolayev on Kohlberg's 'Research Program," Educational Theory, 29 (4), fall 1979.

"Lifelong Learning and the Educational System: Expansion or Reform?" U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979 (With Thomas F. Green and Robert H. Seidman, Co-Authors).

"Is Aristotle's Concept of Happiness Incoherent?" In Earl L. Grossen (Ed.), Proceedings of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society. Provo, UT: The Far Western Philosophy of Education Society, 1979.

"Compulsory Schooling Without Compulsory Attendance Laws: Reflections on the Behavior of Educational Systems." In G. Fenstermacher (Ed.), Philosophy of Education 1978, Normal, IL: The

Philosophy of Education Society, 1979 (With Robert H. Seidman, Junior Author).

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Reports & Presentations
"Teacher Education and School Renewal in an Elementary Charter School: Governance Issues and Murphy's Law," paper presented at the 1996 meeting of the Japan/U.S. Teacher Education Consortium in Naruto, Japan.

"Nationalism and Moral Education." The Adams Lecture. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March1993.

"Overview of Moral Education in the Schools in the United States and Japan, 1945-1991." Report prepared for Center for the Study of Learning, The Nichinoken Institute, Yokohama, Japan, June 1991. (Translated into Japanese for distribution in Japan; report prepared with K. Quartz, graduate research assistant.) Presentations based on report to Fourth Annual Nichnoken Conference, Tokyo, Japan, September 1991 and Japan Business Association of Southern California, October 1991.

"Humanization and Political Education." Invited presentation at the Conference on "Humanizing Education," sponsored by the USSR Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Gagra, Georgia, USSR, October 1990.

"Educational Reform in the United States: The Precollegiate Curriculum in Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies from 1945-1990." Lengthy report prepared for Center for the Study of Learning, The Nichinoken Institute, Yokohama, Japan, May 1990. (Translated into Japanese for release in Japan; report prepared with Karen Quartz, graduate research assistant.)

"Testing, Evaluation, and the Educational System." Presentation at the 2nd Annual Nichinoken Conference, Tokyo, Japan, September 1989.

Proposal to develop a center for the international study of the transmission of civic and moral values. International studies and overseas programs center, UCLA, 1989.

"Meritocracy and National Educational Systems." Presentation at the Conference on "Philosophy of Education, East and West: Bridge or Gulf," PÉCS, Hungary, 1988.

Invited address, Thirteenth Quetelet Seminar in Statistics (General Theme: Explanation in the Social Sciences), University of Lourvain, Belgium. Topic: "Causal Modeling and Theories of Causation" (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr.).

"An Analysis of INUS Causation in Dichotomous Interactive Structures." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, 1985 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr.).

"Social Science Research, Causal Structures, and Social Policy." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, 1984 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr.).

"Macro-Sociological Theory, Natural Kinds, and the Explanation of Educational Phenomena." Presented at the World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Mexico City, 1982 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr.).

"Towards an Algebra for Analyzing Causal Relations." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, New York, 1982 (With Frederick S. Ellett, Jr.).

"Causality, the Emotions, and Education." Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Los Angeles, 1981.

"The Possibility of a General Theory of the Educational System." Paper presented at Conference on Origins and Operations of National Educational Systems, Research Committee on Sociology of Education, ISA, Paris, France, 1980.

Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. Report to the National Association of State Boards of Education, 1979 (With Leroy Miles and Harold W. Stubblefield).

"On Doctoral Dissertations in Educational Policy Studies." A report to the faculty of the College of Education, Virginia Tech. Includes a discussion of the nature of educational policy and proposes criteria and quality standards for the various forms of educational policy dissertations, winter 1979.

Lifelong Learning and the Educational System. A report and oral presentation to the Task-Force on Lifelong Learning, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Education, Washington, D.C. Analysis of effects of federal support for lifelong learning on the educational system and vice-versa, December 1977 (With Thomas F. Green and Robert H. Seidman).

Guidance and Counseling in American Education. A report, in the form of a series of instructional lessons, to the Ford Foundation, August 1977.

The General Theory of Educational Systems. A report and oral presentation to the Lilly Endowment, July 1977 (With Thomas F. Green and Robert H. Seidman).

"Moral Education and the Limits of Practical Learning." Presentation to the Northridge Conference on Moral Education, California State University, Northridge, 1974, and the University of London Research Club in Philosophy of Education, London, 1975 (With Arthur F. Grisham).

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Professional Associations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Philosophy of Education Society
  • Sociology of Education Research Committee, ISA.

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Languages

  • Greek: Research ability with standard aids
  • Latin: Research ability generally without standard aids
  • French: Strong research skills

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Honors & Awards
1991-1993 Research Grant, The Nichinoken Institute, Japan for study on moral education in Japan and the United States.

1990 Research Grant, The Nichinoken Institute, Japan for the study of educational reform in the United States.

1989-1990 University of California Pacific Rim Center Research Grant for Study on Thailand, Hong Kong, and California in the area of moral and political socialization.

1985-1986 Spencer Foundation Research Grants - UCLA
1983-1984
1982-1983
1981-1982

1984 UCLA Faculty Development Award
1983

1978-1979 Virginia Tech, College of Education - Faculty Research Award (with Lee M. Wolfle).

1975-1976 Graduate Assistantships - Syracuse University
1971-1974

1971 Graduate Cum Laude - Saint Olaf College

1971 Ringstead Prize in Philosophy - Saint Olaf College

1969 Blue Key National Honor Society - Saint Olaf College

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