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2015 Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Graduate School of Education and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences hosted the 2015 Billie Grace Goodrich Lecture. Anthony S. Bryk is the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he is leading work on transforming educational research and development, more closely joining researchers and practitioners to improve teaching and learning. Formerly, he held the Spencer Chair in Organization Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 2004 until assuming Carnegie’s presidency in September 2008.

He came to Stanford from the University of Chicago where he was the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in the sociology department, and where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement, which supports reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools. He also created the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a federation of research groups that have produced a range of studies to advance and assess urban school reform. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and was appointed by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences in 2010.

In 2011, he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is one of America’s most noted educational researchers. His 1993 book, Catholic Schools and the Common Good, is a classic in the sociology of education. Bryk holds a BS from Boston College and an EdD from Harvard University.

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Past presenters include:
David C. Berliner
“Confronting Some Big and Little Myths About Education”

Deborah Loewenberg Ball
“Toward Responsible Beginning Teaching”

Jonathan Kozol
“Fire in the Ashes: Revisiting Inequality”

Henry L. Taylor, Jr.
“Reflections: Connecting the Academic Mission of the University to the Regeneration of Distressed Communities”

Ira Harkavy
“University-School-Community Partnerships: Strategies for Realizing the Mission of Higher Education and the Promise of American Democracy”

Howard Gardener
“Multiple Lenses on the Mind”

Marilyn Cochran-Smith
“Improving Teaching and Learning: Never Underestimate the Power of Local Knowledge”

Jaqueline J, Irvine
“The Education of Children whose Nightmares Occur Both Day and Night”

Mary H. Futrell
“Who Will Teach Our Students?”

Gary R. Galluzzo
“Who Should Be at the Center of Education Reform?”

Gloria Ladson-Billings
“Can’t Anybody Teach These Children? The Promise of Culturally Prominent Pedagogy”

John I. Goodlad
“Education for Democratic Character”

Ted Sanders
“What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future”

Michael Fullan
“Change Forces and Educational Reform”

Phillip Schlechty
“Restructuring the Public Schools”​

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