Vygotskian educator Eduardo Vianna is profiled today in The New York Times for his empathic, effective work as a college instructor at LaGuardia Community College. You can read reporter Ginia Bellafante’s Raising Ambitions, The Challenge of Teaching at Community Colleges HERE.
The profile captures Dr. Vianna’s developmental focus in the classroom which includes engaging his adult students’ oftentimes wary relationship to the educational system.
Dr. Vianna trained as a medical doctor in his home country of Brazil and practiced as a child psychiatrist in Rio de Janeiro. After coming to NYC, he pursued his doctoral studies in developmental psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006. During these years he also studied “Newman and Holzman’s Vygotsky,” social therapeutics and the work of the Institute.
A researcher as well as gifted educator, he was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award given by the Cultural-Historical Research SIG in 2010.
Congratulations to our friend, Eduardo Vianna!