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Prof Emile V. Tabéa, Ed.D.

School Affiliation: Rank: Date of Hire: Education: Lawrence Instructional Site, School of Education Part-time Faculty Member September 2005 Ed. D., Leadership in Schooling, University of Massachusetts/Lowell M. Ed., ESL Education Option, University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Health Professions (NonMatriculated Graduate, 21 cr.), University of Massachusetts/Lowell B. A., Political Science, University of Lowell B.A.C. (French Baccalaureat), Philosophy & Modern Languages, Lycée Normal de Dabou C.A.P., Candidate (Certificat d' Aptitude Professionnel), Modern Languages (French & English as a Foreign Language), E.N.S.- Ecole Normale Supérieure, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa, 1979-1981 Inclusion in 2007 Edition of Manchester's Who's Who in health care advocacy for the poor and disabled persons Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Services to the poor and disabled persons, September, 2000 Valuable Resident Award, Club RichelieuFranco- American Club, Spring 1989


Biographical Sketch:

I was born in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. From 1976 to 1979, I attended the "Lycée Normal" of Dabou, Ivory Coast, where I received the B.A.C. Degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages/French and EFL-English as a Foreign Language. After which I was awarded a scholarship to continue my studies of education at the "Ecole Normale Supérieure" of Abidjan. As a young man in his early 20's, weeks after the thought of continuing my studies outside of my home country came to mind, with the encouragement of one of my graduate school mentors. I moved to the United States in 1981, and attended the University of Lowell. In 1986, after completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, I obtained a Master's Degree in Education/ESL Education Option, and then a Doctor of Education Degree in School Leadership. Two fields of work have always been of interest to me: Teaching the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and helping society's poor and disabled persons to get access to health care and "adequate" housing. This is to say that my professional interest has always been in education and applied sociology of health care. Most of my professional life, I have done just that. I have taught courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology of education: French and English as a Second Language/language acquisition theories and teaching methodologies, and school system improvement. I have also worked with the segment of the population for whom moving from an "undesirable" social location upward has not been easy due to life Faculty Profile ­ Dr. Emile Tabea ­ Page 1 of 2

circumstances. I became interested in the fields of education/teacher education and health care in the late 70's, as I have always believed that only when humans have access to a "good" education and "adequate" health care, can they live full lives. I consider myself fortunate to have been given a solid academic foundation at the B.A.C. level, as this foundation made it somewhat less difficult for me to understand whatever was required of me to improve my own life and to make a positive contribution to society. I also feel fortunate to be working with adult learners. The reason for this is twofold: One, I learn a lot from adult learners' work experiences and two, the philosophy of Cambridge College is consistent with my own.

Professional Certifications/Licenses:

Teacher of Foreign Languages/French, Grades 5-12 Teacher of Social Studies, Grades 9-12 Teacher of English as a Second Language, Grades 5-12


EED 62, Effective Schools ESP 66, Principles of Language Development Bridging Differences and Disorders ELE 500, Teaching Phonemic Awareness ESL 631, Second Language Acquisition and Culture ESL 691, Professional Seminar I for Teachers of English as a Second Language

Institutional Participation:

Participation in Student Orientation Sessions

Community Involvement:

President, Sankofan Education Group, Inc. A non-profit organization that provides education on American culture to linguistic and cultural minority groups

Professional Membership:

National Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages International Reading Association National Association of Independent Thinkers Massachusetts Teacher Association

Research and Presentations:

School System Improvement Theories of first and Second Language Acquisition Contribution to the Tenth Annual Colloquium on Research in Education, GSE, UML


Tabea, E. V. (2005, Spring). Low-income Ethnic and Racial Minority Parents' Attitudes Toward School Vouchers, Annual Colloquium Journal (UML), 35-46.

Other Interests:

Reading; when time permits, writing, playing soccer, and traveling. Abidjan is my favorite vacation spot.

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