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Janet FairmanJanet Fairman
janet.fairman@maine.edu

328 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766

(207) 581-2475

Title
Associate Research Professor
Center for Research and Education (CRE)
& Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI)

Education

B.A. Political Science, University of Chicago
M.A. Political Science, Program in Public Policy, Rutgers University
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Program in Education Policy, Rutgers University

Courses taught:

  • EDA 570: Models of Educational Evaluation
  • EDS 571: Qualitative Research: Theory, Design, and Practice
  • EDU 690: Advanced Qualitative Research: Methods and Analysis

Research Focus and Expertise:

  • Education Policy and Reform
  • Mathematics and Science Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher leadership
  • School district reorganization/consolidation

Selected Publications and Links:

  • Donis-Keller, C., O’Hara-Miklavic, B., & Fairman, J. (2013). Improving educational opportunity and equity through school district consolidation in Maine. Maine Policy Review. 22 (2) pp.42-54.
  • Majka, A., Fairman, J., & Yerxa, K. (2013). Policy changes for a nutrition education program in Maine:  Issues and Implications. Maine Policy Review.  22 (2) pp.55-63.
  • Fairman, J. & Mackenzie, S. (2013). Spheres of teacher leadership action for learning. In A. Alexandrou & S. Swaffield (Eds.), Teacher leadership and professional development:  Perspectives, connections and prospects (Chpt. 5, pp. 68-85). England: Routledge.
  • Fairman, J. & Donis-Keller, C. (2012). School district reorganization in Maine:  Lessons learned for policy and process. Maine Policy Review. 21 (2) pp. 24-40.
  • Fairman, J. & Mackenzie, S. (2012) (in review). It’s what we do, not who we are: Expanding the conception of teacher leadership.  International Journal of Leadership in Education.
  • Fairman, J. & Mackenzie, S. (April 2012). Spheres of teacher leadership action for learning. Professional Development in Education, a special issue on teacher leadership, 38 (2) pp. 229-246.
  • Fairman, J., Harris, W., Hoff, D., Mackenzie, S., Chapin, G., Allen, D. (2008). Perceptions and process: Early findings from a study of school district consolidation in Maine. Report to the Penquis Superintendents’ Association. (Co-authored with W. Harris). Orono, ME: Center for Research and Evaluation, University of Maine.
  • Fairman, J. & Liu, X. (Jan. 2008) Mixed-grade grouping in Maine Schools. CRE Bulletin. Orono, ME: Center for Research and Evaluation, University of Maine.
  • Harris, W. & Fairman, J. (Feb. 2006). Implementing Standards-Based Education in Maine: Progress, Challenges, and Implications. A White Paper. Orono, ME: Center for Research and Evaluation, University of Maine.
  • Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (September 2005). The Development and Implementation of Local Assessment Systems in Maine Schools: A Progress Report. (Co-authored with Dr. Walter Harris). Orono, Maine: MEPRI, University of Maine.

Selected Presentations:

  • Fairman, J. & Doore, B. (2013). Empowering teachers and school leaders to use data to inform school improvement decisions. Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 27- May 1, 2013.
  • Fairman, J. & Donis-Keller, C. (2012). Challenges, supports and strategies in consolidating Maine’s school districts. A roundtable paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 13-18, 2012.
  • Donis-Keller, C., O’Hara-Miklavic, B., Fairman, J., & Silvernail, D. (2012). Early impacts of school district consolidation in Maine on educational opportunities and equity. Roundtable paper presented at the AERA annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, April 13-18, 2012.
  • Doore, B. &  Fairman, J. (2012).  Teaching through technology: Faculty Perceptions and experiences at Maine’s seven public universities, preliminary results.  Key-note presentation of research presented jointly a the Teaching through Technology (T-4) Summit, University of Maine, Orono, ME, April 3, 2012.


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