Department: Educación y Psicología Social

Research centre: Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudios Feministas, de las Mujeres y de Género (CINEF)

Area: Didactics and School Organisation



Áreas PAIDI: Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas, Humanidades

Programas de doctorado: Cultura, Desarrollo, Género e Intervención Social, Análisis Social, Cultural y de Género de las Migraciones

Doctor by the Universidad de Sevilla with the thesis Actitudes de los estudiantes hacia la diversidad cultural 2002. Supervised by Dr. María Gloria Pérez Serrano.

Rosa M. Rodríguez-Izquierdo earned her Ph.D. in Education and Society from University of Seville a in 2002. She is currently a full professor of Education at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). She formerly worked for the University Autónoma, Madrid. She is a social pedagogue who conducts research on multicultural/plurilingual education and teacher training. She has been a visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and a visiting professor in Australia, and in several European and Latin American Universities. She is a research fellow of the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) in Harvard since 2005. Her work has focused on inclusive education, citizenship and multicultural education, curriculum reform, teacher’s attitudes toward relevant practices, and the relationship between quality teaching, schools improvement, and social inequality. The prime focus of her work is the relationship between culture and schooling and how the children of immigrants acquire the necessary educational credentials and skills for upward mobility in a globalize world, and experience cultural shifts through the process of migration.She is particularly interested in studying how teachers help students who attain significantly higher levels of schooling than their parents and in understanding how to support quality teaching in systems where access to schooling has expanded rapidly. Her current research focuses on the relationship between teacher quality, educational expansion, and social inequality in Spain.