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Martin Dale Ruck
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8720
Research Interests: Literacy and Language and Culture
MARTIN RUCK is an Associate Professor in the Ph.D. program in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. His research examines the overall process of cognitive socialization in terms of children’s and adolescents’ thinking about society and social institutions. The projects that makeup this program of research include: 1) the influence of social contexts on the development of children’s and adolescents’ understanding of children’s rights; 2) racial and ethnic minority students’ perceptions of authority and police in schools; 3) cultural identity and perceptions of educational opportunity in Black Canadian youth; and 4) the relationship between perceptions of social exclusion and experiences of injustice in children and youth of color. The theoretical perspective that shapes each of these projects is a focus on developmental diversity as it pertains to young people’s conceptions of human rights, opportunity and social justice.