Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator

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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. Includes a CD recording of Benjamin Bloom discussing his book, Human Characteristics and School Learning. This book will be of interest to educators at all levels.
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Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
Stories, many of them humorous, about personal interactions with education scholar Bloom ... are interspersed with short essays on Bloom's accomplishments.
Lorin W. Anderson
Almost every educator knows that Benjamin Bloom was the author of the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Most know that he was responsible for the development of mastery learning.There are many sources of information about Ben Bloom, the professional educator. Tom Guskey has done a wonderful job of assembling a set of stories that help us understand the human dimension of this remarkable thinker and truly appreciate Ben Bloom, the man.
Judith Monsaas
This book is an important reminder to today’s scholars and researchers that many current ideas are not new. Guskey has assembled an wonderful array of stories portraying Bloom the scholar and Bloom the man that remind us of his contributions to many of the current lines of research today. The combination of personal and professional stories in Guskey’s volume remind us what a truly remarkable man Benjamin Bloom was.
Reference & Research Book News
Stories, many of them humorous, about personal interactions with education scholar Bloom ... are interspersed with short essays on Bloom's accomplishments.....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578862436
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas R. Guskey is professor of educational policy studies and evaluation at the University of Kentucky. He is the recipient of the 2006 AERA Relating Research to Practice Award.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Unlimited Expectations Chapter 2 "Typically, We Will Find..." Chapter 3 It's More Than Numbers Chapter 4 The Early Years Chapter 5 Strength in Simplicity Chapter 6 The Best in the World Chapter 7 Using Time Wisely Chapter 8 The University of Chicago's Board of Examinations Chapter 9 In the Shadow of Greatness Chapter 10 Making Expectations Clear Chapter 11 Problem-Solving Processess of College Students Chapter 12 The Father of Israeli Curriculum Reform Chapter 13 An Itinerate Traveler Chapter 14 A Constant Encourager Chapter 15 Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook 1: The Cognitive Domain Chapter 16 The Origins of the Taxonomy Chapter 17 Ideas Ahead of Their Time Chapter 18 A Powerful Influence in Africa Chapter 19 Stability and Change in Human Characteristics Chapter 20 Multiple Approaches and Tenacity Chapter 21 On Publishing Chapter 22 Not Every Effort Is a Success Chapter 23 Compensatory Education for Cultural Deprivation Chapter 24 A Man of Principle Chapter 25 An Uncompromising Commitment to Excellence Chapter 26 Rites of Passage Chapter 27 Sophie's Influence Chapter 28 "Learning for Mastery" Chapter 29 Audacity of Imagination Chapter 30 An Appreciation of Arguments Chapter 31 In His Own Words Chapter 32 Honored in One's Homeland Chapter 33 A Grand Vision Chapter 34 Collaborative Leadership Chapter 35 Human Characteristics and School Learning Chapter 36 The Man Who Hated the Normal Curve Chapter 37 A Powerful Influence on Japanese Education Chapter 38 High Expectations for All Chapter 39 Keeping Things in Perspective Chapter 40 The 2 Sigma Problem: The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective as One-to-One Tutoring Chapter 41 Always Consider the Audience Chapter 42 You Are a Student of Bejamin Bloom? Chapter 43 A Sensitive Mentor Chapter 44 Different Approaches to Understanding Chapter 45 Developing Talent in Young People Chapter 46 New Views of "Giftedness" Chapter 47 Subtle Humor Chapter 48 Unique Traveling Rituals Chapter 49 A Productive Career Chapter 50 The Benjamin S. Bloom Dissertation Fellowship Chapter 51 Appendix A: Writings of Benjamin S. Bloom Chapter 52 Appendix: B: Writings about Benjamin S. Bloom and His Work Chapter 53 Appendix C: Doctoral Dissertation Students of Benjamin S. Bloom Chapter 54 Appendix D: Doctoral Dissertation Committees of Benjamin S. Bloom Chapter 55 References: Works Other Than Those of Benjamin S. Bloom
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