Joseph Tobin

Professor Emeritus
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Biography

Joseph Tobin is an Emeritus Professor and the Nadine Mathis Basha Professor of Early Childhood Education with the School of Social Transformation. Prior to ASU, he taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Paris, University of Hawaii and University of New Hampshire. Among his awards and honors is an Outstanding Scholar Award from the Comparative and International Education Society and he was named an AERA Fellow and Japan Foundation Fellow. He published numerous articles and book reviews, and nine books, the most recent of which is "Preschools in Three Cultures Revisited (with Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa) with University of Chicago Press in 2009. 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Chicago
  • B.A. Earlham College

Publications

  • Joseph Tobin. Socio-cultural Perspectives on Policy Making in Early Childhood Education: Policy Lessons and Implications from the Preschool in Three Cultures Studies. International Journal of Early Childhood Education (2011).
  • Joseph Tobin & Fikriye Kurban. Preschool Practitioners’ and Immigrant Parents’ Beliefs about Academics and Play. Orbis Scholae (2010).
  • Joseph Tobin. Early Childhood Education in Japan,. The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion (2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. Sex and Sexuality. Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia (2009).
  • Akiko Hayashi, Mayumi Karasawa, and Joseph Tobin. The Japanese Preschool’s Pedagogy of Feeling: Cultural Strategies for Supporting Young Children’s Emotional Development. Ethos (2009).
  • Fikriye Kurban and Joseph Tobin. They Don’t Like Us": Reflections of Turkish Children in a German Preschool. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education (2009).
  • Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, and Mayumi Karasawa. Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States. (2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. Early Childhood Education in Japan. The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion (2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. Sex and Sexuality. Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia (2009).
  • Che, Y., Hayashi, A., and Tobin, J. Lessons from China and Japan for Preschool Practice in the United States. Educational Perspectives (2007).
  • Joseph Tobin. An Anthropologist’s Reflections on Defining Quality in Education Research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education (2007).
  • Joseph Tobin, Angela Arzubiaga, and Susanna Mantovani. Entering into dialogue with immigrant parents. Early Childhood Matters (2007).
  • Joseph Tobin. An Ethnographic Perspective on Quality in Early Childhood Education,. International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education (2007).
  • Joseph Tobin. Role de theorie dans le mouvement education de la petite enfance. Repenser l'education des jeunes enfants (2007).
  • Silin, Jonathan G., Schultz, Steven, Bevacqua, Stephanie, Laslocky, Jenna, Tobin, Joseph Jay, Taubman, Peter, King, Jane, Pignatelli, Frank, Ferris, Christine. Rethinking Resistance in Schools: Power, Politics, and Illicit Pleasures. (2005).
  • Rolstad, Kellie. Psychological misconstructions of language development. Arizona State University (2004).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Joseph Tobin. "Listening to the Voices of Immigrant Parents and Children,". The Jackson Bailey Memorial Lecture. Earlham College (Nov 2010).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Socio-cultural Perspectives on Policy Making in Early Childhood Education: Policy Lessons and Implications of the Preschool in Three Cultures Study.". Korean Early Childhood Education Society (Oct 2010).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Preschool Practitioners and Immigrant Parents Beliefs about Academics and Play in the Early Childhood Educational Curriculum in Five Countries.". Czech Comparative Education Society (Sep 2010).
  • Joseph Tobin. "The Role of Culture in Early Childhood Education,". Pacific-Asian Early Childhood Education Research Association, Hanghzhou, China (Aug 2010).
  • Angela Arzubiaga and Joseph Tobin. Preschools as sites of Cultural Contact, Clashes, and Negotiation. AERA (Apr 2010).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited". American Anthropological Association (Nov 2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Listening to the Voices of Immigrant Parents in Early Childhood Education.". Invited Address (Nov 2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. Ni�as y ni�os cruzando las fronteras: el m�todo video-etnogr�fico para entender la inmigraci�n y la educaci�n inicial,". Educar La Mirada (Lima, Peru) (Aug 2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Tobin in Focus: "The Method Debate on Contextual Comparison,". Claude Eggertsen Lecture, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, (Mar 2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited and the Challenge of Video-Cued, Multivocal, Diachronic Ethnography,". Invited Address in Honor of Karl Heiders Retirement, Univ. of South Carolina (Mar 2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. Children Crossing Borders. Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, (Feb 2009).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: A Diachronic Ethnographic analysis.". International Society for Cultural Activity Research, (Sep 2008).
  • Joseph Tobin. Video Cued Diachronic Multivocal Ethnography. "The International Visual Sociology Association (Aug 2008).
  • Joseph Tobin. "Continuity and Change in Preschools in Japan and China,". Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference, Hong Kong (Dec 2007).

Service

  • School of Social Transformation Executive Committee, representative (2010 - Present)
  • Division of Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum Personnel Committee, personnel Committee member (2009 - 2010)
  • Division of Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum, Associate Division Director (2009 - 2010)
  • College Assembly, COE, Faculty Reorganization Task Force (2009 - 2010)
  • Division of Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum, Personnel policy committee chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Council on Anthropology and Education, 2009, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Division of Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum, Personnel Committee Chair (2008 - 2009)
  • Spencer Foundation advisory committee on "Social, Emotional and Thinking Dispositions" 2007, panel member (2007 - 2007)