Dr Robert Colesante


    Dr. Robert Colesante

    Rosetti Hall 211

    Phone: (518) 782-6564

     E-Mail: rcolesante@siena.edu

     State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York

       Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology (August, 1997)

       Master of Arts, Latin Education (December, 1994) 

        Bachelor of Arts, Latin Major, Philosophy Minor (May, 1992)

  PUBLICATIONS

1.     Colesante, R.J. & Biggs, D.A. (2006). Discovering gifted youth in inner city schools. Forum on Public Policy, 1(4), 455-465. 

2.     Biggs, D.A. & Colesante, R.J. (2004). The Moral Education of Citizens: Explorations and Outcomes with College Students. Chapter 9 in Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York: Teachers College Press.

3.     Colesante, R.J. & Biggs, D.A. (2004). Narrative and propositional reasoning in an instructional context. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34(4), 781-793.

4.     Lim, S., Biggs, D. A. & Colesante, R. (2004). The credibility of justice and care arguments in an instructional context. Social Behavior and Personality, 32(3)

5.     Colesante, R.J., & Biggs, D.A. (2001). The Albany Institute for Urban Youth Leaders. Voices, 23, 6-14

6.     Biggs, D. A., & Colesante, R. J. (2000). The Albany Approach to Urban Youth Development. The School Community Journal, 10(2), 21-35.

7.     Biggs, D. A., Colesante, R. J., & Smith, J. (2000). Two Tracks to Citizenship in the United States. In M. Leicester, C. Modgil, & S. Mogdil (Eds.) Education Culture and Values Vol. I Systems of Education: Theories, Policies and Implicit Values. New York: Falmer Press.

8.     Biggs, D. A., Colesante, R. J., Smith, J., & Hook, G. (2000). Citizenship Education for Adolescent Offenders. In M. Leicester, C. Modgil, & S. Mogdil (Eds.) Education Culture and Values Vol. VI  Politics, Education and Citizenship. New York: Falmer Press.

9.     Colesante, R. J., & Biggs, D. A. (1999). Teaching about Tolerance with Stories and Arguments. Journal of Moral Education, 28, 185-200.

10.  Colesante, R. J. (1997).  Doctoral Dissertation: Narrative and Propositional Approaches to Teaching about Moral and Political Tolerance.  Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International

11.  Colesante, R. J., Smith, J. & Biggs, D. A. (1997). Citizenship Education for Urban Youth, Magister, 5, 52-60.

 

12.  Smith, J., Colesante, R. J., & Biggs, D.A. (1995). A University and Urban Community Partnership for Youth Empowerment. In P. R. Mattai, et al. (Eds.) Re-imagining the Urban Environment: Strengthening Collaborative Relationships in the Inner Cities. Buffalo, NY: State University of New York College at Buffalo.

13.  Biggs, D.A. & Colesante, R.J. (2000). The Albany Approach to Urban Youth Development. ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. (ED 442920).

REVIEWS
 

2007      Review of Hamilton, S.F. & Hamilton, M.A. (2004). The youth development handbook: Coming of age in American communities. Thousand Oakes, CA:Sage Publications. Journal of Moral Education, 36(1), 131-133.

2007      Review of Kincheloe, J.L., hayes, k., Rose, K. & Anderson, P.M. (2006) Praeger Handbook of Urban Education (Two Volumes). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood/Praeger, 2006. Multicultural Review, 15(4), 69-70.

2006      Review of Portales, R. & Portales, M. Quality Education for Latinos and Latinas: Print and Oral Skills for All Students, K-College. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. Multicultural Review, 15(1), 80.

2005      Review of Books, Sue. Poverty and Schooling in the U.S. Valdes, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. In press: Multicultural Review.

2003      Review of Valdes, Guadalupe. Expanding Definitions of Giftedness: The case of young interpreters from immigrant communities. London: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. In press: Multicultural Review.

2002      Review of Grobman, Laurie. Teaching at the Crossroads: Cultures and critical perspectives in literature by women of color. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books. In press: Multicultural Review.

2002      Review of Allen, Richard. The Concept of Self: A Study of Black Identity. Detroit: Wayne State Univ. Press, 2001. In: MultiCultural Review Vol. 11 No. 1, March 2002, p. 91.

2002      Bingham, Charles. Schools of Recognition: Identity Politics and Classroom Practices.  Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.  AND  Donaldson, Karen. Shattering the Denial: Protocols for the Classroom and Beyond. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2001.  In: MultiCultural Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, June 2002 (in press).

2002      Wortham, Stanton, et al. Education in the New Latino Diaspora: Policy and Politics of Identity.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2001. Scheduled for MultiCultural Review Sept. 2002, Vol. 11, No. 3.

PRESENTATIONS

Colesante, R.J. & Biggs, D.A. (2007). The Moral Judgment Test: An examination of its use with samples in the United States. Paper Presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference held in Chicago, IL, April 9- 13, 2007.

Biggs, D.A. & Colesante, R.J. (2006).  Getting It Right: Identifying the Strengths of Urban Youth and Providing Challenging Instruction for Them. Paper Presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference held in Fribourg, Switzerland. July, 2006.  

Biggs, D. A. & Colesante, R. J. The Albany Approach to Urban Youth Development, Roundtable Presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. April, 2000. 

 

Colesante, R. J., Biggs, D. A., & Baltrus, J. Citizenship Education in a Pluralistic Society. Paper Presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association Conference held in Clearwater, Florida. February, 2000.

 

Colesante, R. J. & Biggs, D. A. Should we Measure both Moral Attitudes and Moral Competency when Assessing the Effectiveness of Citizenship Education Courses. Paper Presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. November, 1999.             

Colesante, R. J. & Biggs, D. A. American and Russian Perspectives on Education for Tolerance. Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference held in Ellenville, New York. November, 1999.

Colesante, R. J., Biggs, D. A.  Teaching Tolerance with Stories and Arguments. Presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  November, 1997. 

Colesante, R. J., Lim, S., & Biggs, D. A. How do University Students Respond to Courses about Citizenship in a Pluralistic Society. Paper presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference held at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. November, 1996.

Colesante, R. J., Smith, J., & Biggs, D. A. Citizenship Education for Urban Youth. Paper presented at the International Conference titled “Problems of Russian and Foreign Education at the End of the 20th Century” held at Kursk State Pedagogical University, Kursk, Russia.  April, 1996.

Colesante, R. J., Smith, J., & Biggs, D. A. Whatever Happened to Good Citizens? Paper presented the International Conference titled “Problems of Russian and Foreign Education at the End of the 20th Century” held at Kursk State Pedagogical University, Kursk, Russia.  April, 1996.

Colesante, R. J. & Biggs, D. A. Why don’t we care about them?  Social Responsibility in a Pluralistic Society. Paper presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference held at Fordham University.  November, 1995.

AFFILIATIONS

Association for Moral Education

American Educational Research Association

GRANTS & FUNDED PROGRAMS

Proposal funded by the Albany City School District – 21st Century Learning Centers, Community Afterschool Network. Contract for the 1st year: $17,500. Total funding of approximately $78,750 ($17,500 per year for 4.5 yrs). Funded by NYS Education Department. 2003-2007 

Evaluation proposal accepted by Bright Choice Public School Choice Project. Contract for the 1st year $65,000. 2003-2004.

The 9th Albany Urban Youth Leadership Institute. Proposal funded by the Albany Community Development Agency. $12,000. 2003-2004.

Teaching and Learning Maxims with Urban Youth (Summer 1999 - Spring 2000). Proposal funded by the John Templeton Foundation ($10,500).

Summer Scholars Program: The Urban youth Leadership Institute (Summer 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001). Proposals funded by Siena College.

College Access Program (Spring 1996, 1997). Proposals funded by the Neighborhood Based Alliance ($12,345). (D. Biggs, Principal Investigator).

Urban Youth Summit (June 1996). Funding was provided by the University at Albany and the African American Research Institute ($8,303.95 & $4,000 respectively). (D. Biggs, Principal Investigator)

Summer Institute on Urban Youth Leadership Development (1996 - 1998). Funding was provided by Goals 2000 Grants from the State Education Department ($82,500) and the African American Research Foundation ($9,500). (D. Biggs, Principal Investigator)