Judith Davidson

Judith Davidson, Graduate School of Education, Gender Studies

Associate Professor, Educational Technology & Qualitative Research Methods
O'Leary 521


Curriculum and Instruction

Research Interest

Organizational culture, Planning and implementing educational change, Qualitative Research Methodology and "Practice Theories", Technology Integration

Educational Background

B.A., Antioch University

M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois



Technology Integration

Wasser, J. (1998). "Technology Infusion: A Systemic Proposition. Learning from the Hanau Model Schools Partnership". Hanau Model School Partnership Research Brief #3. April, 1998. Cambridge, MA: TERC.

Wasser, J. (1996). "Reform, Restructuring, and Technology Infusion", in Technology Infusion and School Change: Perspectives and Practices. Cambridge, MA: TERC. NSF grant RED-9552492.

Wasser, J. McGillivray, K., & McNamara, E. (1998). "Diaries of an Educational Technologist: A New Role for Technology Integration Support". Hands-On, 21, (2).

Wasser, J., McNamara, E., & McGillivray, K. (1999). Going broad and going deep: Taking a full-school approach to technology integration across the curriculum. Electronic School, September 1999, 54-56.

Wasser, J., & McNamara, E. (1998). "Professional Development and Full-School Technology Integration: A Description of the Professional Development Model of the Hanau Model Schools Partnership". Hanau Model Schools Partnership Research Brief #5. Cambridge, MA: TERC.

Wasser, J., McNamara, E., & Grant, C. (1998). "Electronic Networks and Systemic School Reform: Understanding the Diverse Roles and Functions of Telecommunications in Changing School Environments". Hanau Model Schools Partnership Research Brief #4, June, 1998. Cambridge, MA: TERC.

Qualitative Research Methodology

Wasser, J. & Bresler, L. (1996). "The Interpretive Zone: Conceptualizing Collaboration Among Teams of Qualitative Researchers". Educational Researcher, 26, (4), 5-15.


Bruce, B. & Davidson, J. (1996). "An Inquiry Model for Literacy Across the Curriculum". Journal of Curriculum Studies, Issue #2 for 1996, 281-300.

Davidson, J. & Koppenhaver, D. (1993). Adolescent Literacy: What Works and Why (2nd ed.). New York: Garland Press.

Professional Activities:

Science Curriculum Revision Work ­ Lowell Public Schools

CRITICAL MASS project - inservice content and pedagogy workshops for middle school teachers. Hudson and Fitchburg