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Dr. James Bosco

Wrong Dr. James Bosco?

Board Secretary Treasurer

Phone: (269) ***-****  
Local Address:  Michigan , United States
WAY Academy
WAY Headquarters 369 Main Street
Belleville , Michigan 48111
United States

Company Description: WAY offers a personalized approach to education; one that encourages self-esteem, independence, and the development of 21st century global and career skills. We aim...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , elementary education
    Duquesne University
  • Master's degree , education
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctorate , curriculum research and theory development
    Teacher's College Columbia University
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WAY Program - Executive Bios, 1 Aug 2015 [cached]
James Bosco BOARD SECRETARY AND TREASURER (269) 387-4616
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JAMES BOSCO (269) 387-4616
James Bosco is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan Currently he is the Principal Investigator for the MacArthur Foundation/CoSN Project, "Schools and Participatory Culture: Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers. His work at Western Michigan University involved a series of outreach activities with schools and he was responsible for creating one of the first U.S. online graduate training programs for school district technology directors. He played a major role in connecting schools in Michigan to the Internet and directed one of the state hubs in Michigan which was established to connect schools to the Internet in the early 90s. He was the co-director of a school reform project in a local high school sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation. Bosco served on Senator Carl Levin's technology working group that resulted in a series of school ICT initiatives in Michigan.
Steve Hargadon: May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning [cached]
May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Med... Steve Hargadon: May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning
May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning Join me Tuesday, May 31st, for a live and interactive Future of Education webinar with James Bosco, Principle Investigator at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). For the past 3 years CoSN has been involved in a project which is called "Participatory Learning in Schools: Leadership and Policy. This project is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and is included in the Foundation's digital media and learning program. Jim asks if "participatory learning" is just another set of buzzwords that will be here today and gone tomorrow?
James Bosco is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He obtained a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1961. His Master's degree in education was earned at University of Pittsburgh in 1963. In 1966, he was awarded a Doctorate from Teacher's College Columbia University with a specialization in curriculum research and theory development.
Bosco is currently serving as principal investigator for a MacArthur Foundation project titled "Schools and Participatory Culture: Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers."
He has held various administrative positions at Western Michigan University such as the Director of Educational Research, the Director of the Grand Rapids Public Schools - Western Michigan University Center for Educational Studies, the Merze Tate Center for Research and Information Processing, and the Director of the Office of Educational Technology. He was the Chief Research Officer and also the director of External Technology Relations for the WMU College of Education. Most recently he served as the WMU Coordinator for the "Kalamazoo Promise" which began in November 2005. He held this position from March, 2006 until June, 2008.
At the national and international level, Bosco was the 1997 chairperson for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) National Conference and he served as the chair of the CoSN board in 1998. During the period of his chairmanship of CoSN he was involved in efforts to establish the eRate in the U.S. He testified before the U.S. Copyright Commission during the development of the Copyright Millenium Act on behalf of K-12 educaiton. He played a major role in encouraging linkages between educational technology in the U.S. and other nations by establishing an International Committee for CoSN which has had active and effective consequences in fostering international cooperation and collaboration among policy makers and educational leaders with regard to the use of educational technology in schools . He has chaired or co-chaired that Committee since its inception in 1998. He has participated in delegations of national education technology leaders to Europe, Australia, and Scandinavia. James Bosco also co-chairs the CoSN International Symposia which bring together U.S. educational technology policy leaders along with their counterparts from around the world to focus on a key topic on a yearly basis. He was responsible for forming a national consortium and chaired the advisory board of the" Technology Standards for School Administrators. Those standards developed were adopted by ISTE as the "NetsA" standards.
James Bosco's publications over the past twenty years have been focused on the issue of educational and school reform. He was the editor of a special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education titled, "Beyond the Computer Revolution" in the Fall of 1986 and wrote a paper for the issue titled, "The Organization of Schools and the Use of Computers to Improve Schools. In 1995, he was commissioned to write a paper entitled, Schooling and Learning in an Information Society for the United States Congress which appeared in a report by the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment called Future Visions. He wrote the article in the last edition (1996) of the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education dealing with "Alternatives to Public Education. In September, 1999, he completed a study of state K-12 technology networks and was involved in a successful effort to create a national organization for state educational technology directors. Among his most recent work have been invited presentations in Ireland, the U.K, and Australia focused specifically on school and education reform such as: "Toward a Balanced Appraisal of Educational Technology in U.S. Schools and a Recognition of Seven Leadership Challenges:" (Washington D.C. 2003); "Is it Possible to Reform Schools? Toward Keeping the Promise of ICT in Schools" (Dublin,2004); "Building New Schools" Sydney, 2005.)
May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Med...
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James Bosco, one of the Alliance's members and Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University, discusses his hopes for the initiative below.
Not according to James ..., 1 Jan 2002 [cached]
Not according to James Bosco, Chairperson of the Technology Standards for School Administrators Collaborative (TSSA Collaborative) and Professor of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University.
"It is not simply about learning technology applications, but about leadership and policy," said Bosco.
"As an administrator in 2002," said Bosco, "you ought to be thinking about how you are keeping yourself in the forefront of the skills and understandings that will make you a valuable and marketable individual."
Based on the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Projects for teachers and students, thousands of practicing administrators and stakeholders contributed to the writing and review of the standards to achieve consensus under the leadership of Chairperson James Bosco, Director Don Knezek and Co-Director Heidi Rogers.
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