Mark P. Mostert, from Johannesburg, South Africa, completed his undergraduate degree (with distinction) from the Johannesburg College of Education, majoring in special education and biblical studies. After post baccalaureate work in cerebral palsied education at the University of South Africa, he was awarded the Master's degree from the University of South Alabama, where he was designated the outstanding graduate in special education. His PhD in special education was awarded by the University of Virginia in 1992 for the dissertation Metaphor in Special Educators' Language of Practice, subsequently published by the University of Illinois.
In 1996, after a national search, Mostert was the inaugural winner of the Millman Promising Scholar Award from Cornell University . In 1997, Mostert was appointed Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and in 1998 he was a visiting professor of special education at the University of Cologne, Germany.
Mostert previously served as coordinator of programs in Learning Disabilities at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, where he was full professor; and as Associate Professor of Special Education at Old Dominion University.
Professor Mostert has taught at both the elementary and secondary level, in both public and private schools, and on two continents.
Professor Mostert's current research interests include research syntheses related to effective educational interventions, issues related to face validity in meta-analysis, and the utility of the history of special education to inform current educational and social practices. View Dr. Mostert's vita>>
Useless Eaters - This award-winning site, developed from the article by Dr. Mark Mostert, describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and during the early years of World War II. View Site
Institute for the Study of Disability & Bioethics - The Institute for the Study of Disability & Bioethics provides a scholarly and cultural response to abortion, euthanasia, and bioethical trends impacting people with disabilities. View Site
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