Gerald LeTendre


  • International comparisons

Gerald K. LeTendre is co-editor of the American Journal of Education. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in sociology from Harvard University and his master’s in sociology and doctorate in education. In addition to his editorial duties, he has conducted research and published on a broad range of topics in educational policy and comparative/international education. His most recent book is with Motoko Akiba, “Improving Teacher Quality: The U.S. Teaching Force in Global Context,” published by Teachers College Press in 2009. Other books include “National Differences, Global Similarities: World Culture and Current and Future Institutional Trends in Mass Schooling” with David Baker; “Learning to be Adolescent: Growing Up in U.S. and Japanese Middle Schools”; and, with Becky Fukuzawa, “Intense Years: How Japanese Adolescents Balance School, Work and Friends.”