Benjamin S. Bloom : portraits of an educator /

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Other Authors: Guskey, Thomas R.
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Published:Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006.
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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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Physical Description:xxx, 178 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172) and index.
ISBN:1578862434 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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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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