Dr. Robert A Wiggins Ph.D.
Department: Teacher Development and Educational Studies
Office: 485D Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3093
Learning Theories and Psychological Issues in Education
Doctoral Professional Seminar I & II
Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction & Leadership (Research Methods)
Supervisory Skills for Teachers and Administrators – directed study
Supervision and Staff Development
Issues in Education
Public Education for the Future
Testing and Assessment
Interaction Lab for Teacher Development
Ph.D. University of Illinois 1993 Curriculum and Instruction
C.A.S. Hofstra University 1980 Educational Administration
M.S. Queens College 1977 Music Education
B.A. (Cum Laude) Queens College 1973 Music; minor in education
Martin, R., Wiggins, R. A., & Zumstag, T. (2009). Learning Achievement Coalition: One county’s efforts at closing the achievement gap. Perspectives: A journal of research and opinion about educational service agencies, 15, 39-46.
Brown, N., Wiggins, R. A., & Secord, D. M. (2009). This MUST be a suburban classroom! Using photographs to investigate teacher candidates’ developing professional identities. Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 18(2), 49-65.
Wiggins, R. A. & Wiggins, J. (2008). Primary music education in the absence of specialists. (equal contributors) International Journal of Education and the Arts, 9(12). Retrieved Novemebr 3, 2008 from http://ijea.org/v9n12/.
Wiggins, R. A., Follo, E. J. & Eberly, M. B. (2007). The impact of a field placement immersion program on pre-service teacher’s attitudes toward teaching culturally diverse students. Teaching and Teacher Education, 23(5), 653-663. (juried)
Wiggins, R. A. (2004). Generalist teachers teaching music: Issues and concerns. Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 2(2), 3-19. (invited, juried)
Eberly, M. B., Newton, S. E. & Wiggins, R. A. (2001). The syllabus as a tool for student-centered learning. Journal of General Education, 50(1), 56-74. (juried) (equal contributors)
Wiggins, R. A. (2001). Interdisciplinary curriculum: Music educator concerns. Music Educators Journal, 87(5), 40-44. (juried)
Wiggins, R. A. (1999). Teachers for culturally diverse classrooms: Preparing the next generation. MASCD Focus 20(1), 3-5.
Wiggins, R. A. & Follo, E. J. (1999). Development of knowledge, attitudes, and commitment to teach diverse student populations. Journal of Teacher Education, 50(2), 94-105. (juried)
Wiggins, J. & Wiggins, R. A. (1997). Integrating through conceptual connections. Music Educators Journal, 83(4), 38-41. (juried)
Wiggins, R. A. (1997). Integrating the arts into the curriculum is the wrong mindset: A response to Barry. General Music Today, 10(1), 5-9. (juried)
Wiggins, R. A. & Clift, R. T. (1995). Oppositional Pairs: Resolving conflict in student teaching. Action In Teacher Education, 17(1), 9-19. (juried)
Wiggins, R. A. (1994). Large group lesson/small group follow-up: Flexible grouping in a basal reading program. The Reading Teacher, 47(6), 450-460. (juried)
Brown, N., Wiggins, R., Secord, D. (2008). “And God sits next to me”: The role of religion in teacher education programs. In M. Heston, D. Tidwell, K. East, & L. M. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Pathways to change in teacher education: Dialogue, diversity and self-study. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England. Cedar Falls, IA: University of Northern Iowa.
Wiggins, R. A. & Wiggins, J. (2001). Making connections to other ways of understanding. In J. Wiggins, Teaching for musical understanding. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Eric Documents/Other Publications
Bartel, L., Cameron, L., Wiggins, J., & Wiggins, R. (2004). Implications of generalist teachers’ self-efficacy related to music. In P. M. Shand, Ed., Music education entering the 21st century, 85-90. Nedlands, AU: International Society for Music Education.
McNair, S., Wiggins, R. A., Kirova-Petrova, A., & Bhargava, A. (2000). Assessing programs, not pieces: Tackling issues in assessing program quality and effectiveness. Assessment Update, 12(3), 10-11.
Wiggins, R. A. (1996, Winter). Assessing the elementary education major. Insights & Ideas for Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 4-5.
Wiggins, R. A. (1995). Beyond pragmatic skepticism: Supporting the continued professional growth of teachers. ERIC Document ED 382 566
Wiggins, R. A. (1995). The principal as instructional leader: Inducement or deterrent to teachers’ personal professional growth. ERIC Document ED 380 886
Wiggins, R. A. (April 1991). Proleptic instruction: Toward an awareness of mutual understanding in the classroom. In P. J. Farris and J. A. Summers (Eds.), Perspectives and Possibilities in Teacher Education: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of the Indiana-Illinois Association of Teacher Educators (pp. 10-19). Effingham, Illinois.
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