Barbara Levin

Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department 
Barbara Levin

Professor Emerita

Research Interest

Teacher education, Elementary education, Teacher development, Teacher beliefs, Integrating technology into K-12 curriculum, Problem-based learning, Case–based learning, Teacher leadership


  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • M.S. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971
  • B.S. History, University of California, Berkeley, 1968


Dr. Levin came to UNCG in 1993. She has taught social studies methods courses, and courses about technology integration, teacher research, teacher leadership, and qualitative research methods. She also led many teams of undergraduate and MAT elementary education majors. Dr. Levin has published over 40 articles, and authored or co-authored seven books including Leading 21st Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement, now in its second edition from Corwin Press. She was co-PI on a 5-year, $1.4 million grant called TESOL for ALL, and co-editor of Teacher Education Quarterly for 7 years. She has a new book about teacher leadership coming out in Spring 2016, also from Corwin Press.



Schrum, L., & Levin, B.B. (2015). Leading 21st century schools: Harnessing technology for engagement and Achievement (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

He, Y., Bettez, S., & Levin, B. B. (2015). Refugees and immigrants share their stories: Critical incidents, expectations, and structures of schooling. Urban Education, 50, 1-26. DOI: 10.1177/0042085915575579

Levin, B. B. (2014). The development of teachers’ beliefs. In H. Fives & M. G. Gill (Eds.). International Handbook of Research on Teachers’ Beliefs. (pp. 48-65). New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Schrum, L., & Levin, B.B. (2014). Digital storytelling: Reinventing how learners communicate. In R. Slavin (Ed.). Proven Programs in Education: STEM. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press

Levin, B. B., & Schrum, L. (2012). Leading technology-rich schools: Award-winning models for success. New York: Teachers College Press.

Levin, B. B., He, Y., & Allen M. H. (2013). Teacher beliefs in action: A cross-sectional, longitudinal follow-up study of teachers’ personal practical theories. The Teacher Educator, 48 (3) 1-17. DOI:10.1080/08878730.2013.796029

Schrum, L., & Levin, B.B. (2012). Evidence-based strategies for leading 21st century schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Cooper, J., He, Y., & Levin, B.B. (2011). Developing critical cultural competence: A guide for 21st century educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.