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Abraham Abadi

Adjunct Professor

Abraham Abadi

Dr. Abadi came to Lesley after 30 years of experience in the Boston Public Schools as teacher, administrator, and curriculum specialist. During his years in public education, Dr. Abadi held adjunct positions at Berklee College of Music, The Art Institute of Boston (now the College of Art and Design at Lesley University), and in the Elementary Education programs at the Graduate School of Education. He combines scholarship and experience to give his courses depth.

Areas of focus include the nature of creativity; dialogical principle and its relation to critical pedagogy; philosophical and psychological dimensions of consciousness. 


BA, Ed.M., Ed.D., Boston University

Selected Presentations

  • Education and Human Dialogue from Buber to Freire, (New England Philosophy of Education Society)
  • Why Teach Philosophy of Education? (New England Philosophy of Education Society)
  • Current Innovations in Curriculum (Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston)
  • Progressive Curriculum (Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston)
  • Keynote speaker at the 21st Century Academic Forum at Harvard, March, 2014. "Context and Perspective in Culturally Relevant Education."