Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator

Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator

by Thomas R. Guskey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578862434

ISBN-13: 9781578862436

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: R&L Education

Few individuals in the history of education have had greater impact on educational policy and practice than Benjamin S. Bloom. During a career that spanned over five decades, his research and writing guided the development of innumerable educational programs and provided powerful insights into the untapped potential of educators to help all students learn well.

Overview

Few individuals in the history of education have had greater impact on educational policy and practice than Benjamin S. Bloom. During a career that spanned over five decades, his research and writing guided the development of innumerable educational programs and provided powerful insights into the untapped potential of educators to help all students learn well. Benjamin S. Bloom spent most of his professional life at the University of Chicago, where he held the Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service endowed chair. At this university, he founded and chaired the program in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis (or MESA), authored or co-authored 17 books, and wrote numerous journal articles. He served as the president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), a member of the National Academy of Education, and a founding member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Also the recipient of several awards, perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the profound influence he had on his students and professional colleagues. Much of his time was spent in one-to-one interactions with them, which have become known as "Bloom Stories" and have gained legendary status. Many of the "Bloom Stories" are humorous and show his amazing quick wit. Others recall the kindness and encouragement, and subtle wisdom he showed in helping students and colleagues overcome obstacles or setbacks. No matter what the topic, Benjamin Bloom's stories are touching remembrances that offer special insight into his uniqueness as a preeminent scholar, colleague, mentor, and friend. This book is a collection of these stories, with brief reviews of some of Bloom's major professional contributions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578862436
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jonathan E. Bloom
Foreword by David Bloom
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Remembering Ben
Sophie Bloom
2. Unlimited Expectations
Thomas R. Guskey
3. “Typically We Will Find…”
Lawrence Hecht
4. It’s More Than Numbers
Elliot W. Eisner
5. The Early Years
Thomas R. Guskey
6. Strength in Simplicity
James H. Block
7. The Best in the World
Thomas R. Guskey
8. Using Time Wisely
George Englehard, Jr.
9. The University of Chicago’s Board of Examinations
Thomas R. Guskey
10. In the Shadow of Greatness
Thomas R. Guskey
11. Making Expectations Clear
Jeremy Finn and Thomas R. Guskey
12. Problem-Solving Processes of College Students
Thomas R. Guskey
13. The Father of Israeli Curriculum Reform
Shevach Eden
14. An Itinerate Traveler
Richard Wolf
15. A Constant Encourager
Leah Shefatya
16. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook 1: The Cognitive Domain
Thomas R. Guskey
17. The Origins of the Taxonomy
Edward Kifer
18. Ideas Ahead of Their Time
Peter Airasian
19. A Powerful Influence in Africa
Christopher Modu
20. Stability and Change in Human Characteristics
Thomas R. Guskey
21. Multiple Approaches and Tenacity
Richard Wolf
22. On Publishing
Jeremy Finn
23. Not Every Effort is a Success
George Englehard, Jr.
24. Compensatory Education for Cultural Deprivation
Thomas R. Guskey
25. A Man of Principle
Neville Postlethwaite
26. An Uncompromising Commitment to Excellence
Bobbie Anthony-Perez
27. Rights of Passage
Thomas R. Guskey
28. Sophie’s Influence
James H. Block
29. Learning for Mastery
Thomas R. Guskey
30. Audacity of Imagination
Torsten Husén
31. An Appreciation of Arguments
Edward Kifer
32. In His Own Words
Peter Airasian and Thomas R. Guskey
33. Honored in One’s Homeland
James H. Block
34. A Grand Vision
Neville Postlethwaite
35. Collaborative Leadership
John Goodlad
36. Human Characteristics and School Learning
Thomas R. Guskey
37. The Man Who Hated the Normal Curve
Torsten Husén
38. A Powerful Influence on Japanese Education
Akio Nakajima
39. High Expectations for All
Judy Eby
40. Keeping Things in Perspective
Thomas R. Guskey
41. The 2 Sigma Problem
Thomas R. Guskey
42. Always Consider the Audience
Lorin W. Anderson and Thomas R. Guskey
43. You Are a Student of Benjamin Bloom?
Joanne Anania
44. A Sensitive Mentor
David Krathwohl
45. Different Approaches to Understanding
Thomas R. Guskey
46. Developing Talent in Young People
Lauren Sosniak and Thomas R. Guskey
47. New Views of “Giftedness”
Judy Eby
48. Subtle Humor
Lauren Sosniak
49. Students Come First
Jeffrey K. Smith
50. Unique Traveling Rituals
Roy Phillips
51. A Productive Career
Thomas R. Guskey
52. The Benjamin S. Bloom Dissertation Fellowship
Thomas R. Guskey
Postscript
References
Appendix A: Writings of Benjamin S. Bloom
Appendix B: Writings About Benjamin S. Bloom and His Work
Appendix C: Doctoral Dissertation Students of Benjamin S. Bloom
Appendix D: Doctoral Dissertation Committees of Benjamin S. Bloom
About the Contributors

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