Pia Wong


Contact Information

Eureka Hall 412
(916) 278-4978

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Joined Faculty: September 1995

Quote of Personal Interest

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”
― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Urban teacher preparation, professional development schools, critical pedagogy, Brazilian education

Courses Taught

  • Multicultural education
  • Education for a democratic
  • Pluralistic society
  • Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning

Educational Degrees

Ph.D. in International Development Education (Stanford University, 1994)
M.A. in City and Regional Planning (UC Berkeley, 1987)
B.A. in Latin American Studies (UC Berkeley, 1985)

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • Co-Chair, Committee on Accreditation, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, June 2015 to present
  • Board Member, California Council for Teacher Education, June 2016 to present
  • Co-Chair, Teacher Advisory Panel, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (September 2011 - June 2013)
  • Co-chair, Campaign for Measures Q and R, Sacramento City Unified School District, August – November 2012
  • President, Humanities and International Studies Program Parent Council, C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento, CA (June 2012-June 2016)
  • Member, Parent Teacher Home Visit Project Board, Sacramento, CA (June 2012-ongoing)
  • Outstanding University Service, College of Education, CSU Sacramento, 2006 & 2015
  • Quality Education Partnership Award for the Equity Network, California Council on Teacher Education, 2006
  • Educator of the Year Award for the Equity Network, CSU Sacramento College of Education, 2006

Select Publications

Stilman, J., Anderson, L., Arellano, A., Wong, P. Berta-Avila, M., Alfaro, C. and Struthers, K. (2015) Putting PACT in context and context in PACT: Teacher educators collaborating around program-specific and shared learning goals. Teacher Education Quarterly.

Glass, R. and Wong, P. (2013) Learning to produce knowledge: Reconstructing teacher preparation for urban schools. Noel, J. Ed. Moving teacher education into urban schools and communities. New York: Routledge. AESA 2013 Critics Choice Award recipient.

Wong, P. and Glass, R. (April 2012) PDSs and Student Learning: Promising Practices and the Politics of Achievement. In Neapolitan, J. (Ed.) Taking Stock of Professional Development Schools. National Society for the Study of Education Annual Yearbook. New York: Teachers College Record.

Wong, P. and Glass, R., Eds. (April 2009) Prioritizing urban children, their teachers, and schools through professional development schools. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.

Wong, P., Murai, H., Berta-Avila, M., William-White, L., Baker, S. Arellano, A. and Echandia, A. (Fall 2007) The M/M Center: Meeting the Demand for Multicultural, Multilingual Teacher Preparation, Teacher Education Quarterly, 34:4, pgs. 9-25.

Wong, P. and Glass, R. (Summer 2005) Assessing a Professional Development School Approach to Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools Serving Low-Income, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. Teacher Education Quarterly, 32: 3, pgs. 63-78.

Glass, R. and Wong, P. (Spring 2003) Engaged Pedagogy. Meeting the demands for justice in urban professional development schools. Teacher Education Quarterly, 30: 2, pgs. 69-87.


Last updated: February 7, 2018
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