Mary Frances Agnello
Mary Frances Agnello majored in French, foreign language education, and government, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. After several years of teaching in Houston urban and Texas rural public high schools, she completed a Master's and Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A & M University in College Station, focusing her work in foundations of education and language, literacy, and culture.
She spent eight years at The University of Texas at San Antonio in teacher education and leadership studies. She has published papers on global citizenship teacher education, foreign language education, critical literacy, sustainability.
Dr. Agnello's research interests include
curriculum development for sustainability,
Articles in Press
Agnello, M.F. & Lucey, T.A. More than “Water under the Bridge”: Initiating a Critical Democratic
Interpretation of Economics Education. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.
Agnello, M.F. Freirean Lenses for Promoting Future Teacher Literacy Knowledge: Dominant Literacy Discourses and Majority Interns in a Minority High School. Journal of Thought.
Olaniran, B., & Agnello, M.F. (2008). Globalization, educational hegemony, and higher education. Multicultural Education and Technology Journal, 2(2), 68-86.
Agnello, M. F. (2007). Public understanding to political voice: Action research and
generative curricular practices in issues and reform. The Social Studies 98(5), 217-222.
Stevens, T., Agnello, M.F., Ramirez; J., Marbley, A.; Hamman, D. (2007). Project FUTURE:
Opening doors to diverse West Texas teachers. Teacher Education Quarterly, 34(4), 103-120.
Agnello, M.F., White, D., Fryer, W. (2006). Toward twenty-first century global citizenship:
A teacher education curriculum. Social Studies Research and Practice, 1(3), 3122-326.
Todd, R., & Agnello, M.F. (2006). Learning from rural school communities: Insight into a P-12 Schoolhouse. Social Studies, 4, 178-184.
Agnello, M.F. (2006). Personal and Critical Literacy Disconnect: Pre-Service Teachers in and Urban Minority School. The Charter Schools Resource Journal 2, 10-22.
Book Chapter In Press
Agnello, M. F., & Lucey, T. A. (2008). Toward a critical economic literacy: Preparing K-12
learners to be economically literate adults. In: D. E. Lund, & P.R. Carr, (eds.) Striving for
political literacy and social justice. New York: Peter Lang.