Professor and EFLP School Director
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Ph.D., Education (Educational Psychology & Comparative Education)
Ohio University, 1991. Dissertation: Children of migrant fathers: The effects of father- absence on Swazi children’s preparedness for school.
M.A., International Studies (African Studies Cognate)
Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1987.
B.A., English, Secondary Education Certificate
Miami University, Oxford OH, 1982.
EDFI 3030: Educational Psychology Applied to Adolescent Development
EDFI 6730: Adolescent Development within Social Contexts
EDFI 6750: Cross-Cultural Human Development and Learning
EDFI 6420: Research in Education
Adolescent development within diverse educational cultural contexts
Adolescent identity development and educational implications
African youth development within socio-cultural contexts
- Booth, M.Z. (2004). Culture and Education: The Social Consequences of Western Schooling in Contemporary Swaziland. University Press of America.
Booth, M.Z. & Gerard, J. (2011, in print) Self-esteem and academic achievement: A comparative study of adolescents in British and American schools. Compare. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/section?content=a935390246&fulltext=713240928 (on-line first form).
Booth, M.Z. (2011). This they believe: Young adolescents voice their opinions about school. Middle School Journal. 42 (3), 16-23.
Nieto, C. & Booth, M.Z. (2010). Cultural Competence: Its influence on the teaching and learning of international students. Journal of Studies in International Education 14, (4), 406-425.
- Booth, M.Z. & Sheehan, H. (2008). Perceptions of people and place: Young adolescents' interpretation of their schools in the US and UK. Journal of Adolescent Research. 23 (6), 722-744.
Booth, M.Z., Sheehan, H., and M. Earley (2007). Middle grades school models and their impact on early adolescent self-esteem. Middle Grades Research Journal. 2, (1), 73-97.
Booth, M.Z. (2006) “Neither a borrower, nor a lender be:” Educational reform through transnational borrowing and lending. Comparative Education Review, 50, 2 (278-287).
Booth, M.Z. (2006) Swaziland Adolescents. In International Encyclopedia of Adolescence, J. J. Arnett, Ed. Routledge. (934-946).
Booth, M.Z. (2003). ‘You learn, and learn, and learn....and then you are an adult:' Parental perceptions of adolescence in contemporary Swaziland. Adolescence, 38: 221-238.
Booth, M.Z. and Booth, G. M. (2003). What Americans can learn from Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. Phi Delta Kappan, 85, (4), 310-315.
Booth, M.Z. (2003). Settler, missionary, and the state: Contradictions in the formulation of educational policy in colonial Swaziland. History of Education, 32 (1): 35-56.
Booth, M.Z. (2003). The impact of parental availability on Swazi students' school achievement: A nine-year longitudinal study. International Journal of Educational Development, 23: 257-274.
Booth, M.Z. and J. Matuga, (2003). Swazi children's families as reflected in their drawings: The impact of the home environment. African Symposium, 3 (2)
Booth, M.Z. (2002). Swazi concepts of intelligence: The universal vs. the local. Ethos, 30 (4): 376-400.
Booth, M.Z. (2002). Education for liberation or domestication? Female education in colonial Swaziland. in T.M. Hunt and M.R. Lessard (Eds) Women and the Colonial Gaze. Hampshire: Palgrave Press
- Manuscript reviewer for: Journal of Adolescent Research; Middle Grades Research Journal; Comparative Education Review; African Studies Review.
PI: Research Development Counsel Grant,: Improving Academic Achievement and Social Opportunity for Adolescents from Low SES, Multi-Cultural Rural Communities (2009-2010, $12,500)
Spencer Foundation Research Award: A Study of the Historical Development of Western Schooling in Swaziland. $28,233. (Completed June 1, 2001)
Spencer Foundation Research Award: The Home Environment and School Achievement: A Longitudinal Study of Primary School Children in Swaziland. $23,000. (Completed June 1, 1999)
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Improving Academic Achievement and Social Opportunity for Adolescents from Low SES, Multi-Cultural Rural Communities: Collaborative research project with Fremont, Ohio schools.