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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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11/13/2006 ~ 11/14/2006 at  Teachers College, Columbia University

Richard Elmore

Harvard Graduate School

Presentation Topic:

  • The Problem of Capacity in the (Re)Design of Educational Accountability Systems [Summary to be posted soon]

Dr. Richard Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University Graduate School of Education.  His research focuses on the effects of federal, state, and local education policy on schools and classrooms. He is currently exploring how schools of different types and in different policy contexts develop a sense of accountability and a capacity to deliver high quality instruction. He has also researched educational choice, school restructuring, and how changes in teaching and learning affect school organization.  Dr. Elmore is director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), a group of universities engaged in research on state and local education policy, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. He teaches regularly in programs for public-sector executives. Dr. Elmore has held positions with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the U.S. Office of Education (1969-71), as well as several government advisory positions at the city, state, and national levels.
Dr. Elmore’s publications include: "Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement" (2002); "Building a New Structure for School Leadership" (2000); "When Accountability Knocks, Will Anyone Answer?" (with C. Abelmann) (1999); Restructuring in the Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and School Organization (with P. Peterson and S. McCarthey) (1996); Who Chooses, Who Loses? Culture, Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice (ed. with B. Fuller and G. Orfield) (1996); The Governance of Curriculum (with S. Fuhrman) (1994); Restructuring Schools: The Next Generation of Educational Reform (1990).

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