Kathy Hytten

Kathy Hytten

Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department

Email: kahytten@uncg.edu
Office: 348 SOE Building


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University

Research & Publications

  • Philosophy and sociology of education
  • Social justice
  • Diversity
  • Democracy
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Globalization

Hytten, K. & Stemhagen, K. (2021).  Democratic Theory’s Evasion of Race.  Educational Theory, 71.

Hytten, K. & Stemhagen, K. (2020).  When STEM and STEAM Really Mean ABC: A Democratic Critique of “Anything but Civics” Schools.  Educational Studies, 56 (1), 18-36.

Hytten, K. (2020).  Presidential Address.  To Be of Use:  Resisting Entrepreneurial Subjectivity.  Philosophy of Education:  2019 (pp. 1-20).  Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, University of Illinois.

Hytten, K. (2019).  Cultivating Democratic Hope in Dark Times:  Strategies for Action.  Education and Culture, 35 (1), 3-28.

Hytten, K. (2019).  Ethical Scholarship and Information Overload:  On the Virtue of Slowing Down.  Philosophy of Education:  2017 (pp. 149-161).  Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, University of Illinois.

Hytten, K. (2018).  On Building Islands of Decency.  Educational Studies, 54 (1), 99-108.

Hytten, K. (2017). Democracy and Education in the United States. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press USA. Available at: education.oxfordre.com

Hytten, K. (2017). Multiculturalism in Education. In Warnick, B.R. & Stone, L. (Eds.), McMillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks Philosophy: Education (pp. 121-139). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Cengage Learning.

Hytten, K. (2016). Globalization, Democracy, and Social Movements: The Educational Potential of Activism. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 48 (10), 981-996.

Hytten, K. (2015). Ethics in Teaching for Democracy and Social Justice. Democracy and Education, 23 (2), 1-10.

Hytten, K. (2015). Teaching as and for Activism: Challenges and Possibilities. Philosophy of Education: 2014. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society, University of Illinois.

Bettez, S. C. & Hytten, K. (2013). Community Building in Social Justice Work: A Critical Approach. Educational Studies, 49 (1), 45-66.

Hytten, K. (2011). Cultural Studies in Education. In S. Tozer, B.P. Gallegos, A.M. Henry, M. B. Grenier & P.G. Price (Eds.), Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education (pp. 205-219). New York: Routledge.

Hytten, K. & Bettez, S. C. (2011). Understanding Education for Social Justice. Educational Foundations, 25 (1-2), 7-24.

Hytten, K. (2010). Presidential Address: Cultivating Hope and Building Community: Reflections on Social Justice Activism in Educational Studies. Educational Studies, 46 (2), 151-167.

Hytten, K. (2009). Deweyan Democracy in a Globalized World. Educational Theory, 59 (4), 395-408.

Hytten, K. (2009). Globalization and Education. In E.F. Provenzo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (pp. 375-382). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Hytten, K. (2006). Education for Social Justice: Provocations and Challenges. Educational Theory, 56 (2), 221-236.

Hytten, K. & Warren, J. (2003). Engaging Whiteness: How Racial Power Gets Reified in Education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 16 (1), 65-89.

Hytten, K. & Adkins, A. (2001). Thinking Through A Pedagogy Of Whiteness. Educational Theory, 51 (4), 433-450.

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