Jean Yves Plaisir

Teacher Education


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Jean Y. Plaisir is Professor of Teacher Education at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

Professor Plaisir holds a doctorate and two master's degrees from Columbia University Teachers College, with studies in TESOL, Comparative and International Education, and Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in Bilingual Education and Information Technology. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hunter College/CUNY, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies (Latin and Greek) and Romance Languages (French and Spanish Literature).

Currently, Professor Plaisir teaches coursework in early childhood, childhood, and bilingual education at BMCC. His research interest focuses on the dispositions of Black males toward becoming teachers, particularly in the early grades, and Plaisir has been featured on a variety of publications and recruitment efforts seeking to increase the number of men in the Early Childhood field.


Teacher Education, Language and Literacy, Early Childhood Education , Cross-Cultural Communication & International Education, Bilingual Education, Applied Linguistics


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