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Alice McIntyre

Professor and Director of the Elementary Education Program

BS, Boston State
MEd, Keene State College
PhD, Boston College


Alice McIntyre is a Professor and Chairperson of the Elementary Education Department at Hellenic College. She has been engaged in activist research and education for many years. Dr. McIntyre capitalizes on the various opportunities she has to provide a classroom community where students can engage, critique, and question educational and psychological discourse. Within the courses she teaches, Dr. McIntyre makes explicit the need to clarify relationships between social positionalities and dominant psychological and educational theories and practices. She believes that curriculum and classroom practice must be critical, multicultural, projustice, participatory, experiential, hopeful, kind, visionary, academically challenging, and culturally sensitive. Dr. McIntyre's approach to research is participatory, transformative, and grounded in the lives of research participants. In collaboration with multiple groups, Dr. McIntyre engages in ongoing processes exploring the diversity of community beliefs and practices and how these might contribute to the development of asset-based, community-school programs aimed at creating strong, viable partnerships among local residents, schools, and institutions of higher learning.  She has written extensively about her research, in particular, whiteness and its relationship to education (Making Meaning of Whiteness: Exploring Racial Identity with White Teachers, 1997, SUNY Press); her experiences engaging in participatory action research to address issues salient to inner-city youth (Inner-city Kids: Adolescents Confront Life and Violence in an Urban Community, 2000, New York University Press; Participatory Action Research, 2008, SAGE) and how women living in the North of Ireland experience the effects of war (Women in Belfast: How Violence Shapes Identity, 2004, Greenwood Publishing Group). 

Curriculum Vitae PDF pdf


  • Multiculturalism/Social Studies Education

  • Methods of Reflective Teaching

  • Child Development

  • Participatory Action Research: Exploring Education, Culture, and Society

  • Educational Psychology

  • Gender Roles in Culture and Society

  • Philosophy of Education

  • Introduction to Community Engagement I & II

  • Honors Research Seminar

  • Student Teaching Practicum

  • Student Teaching Seminar

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