Kane, Pearl R. (prk4)

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Kane, Pearl
Professor of Education
Klingenstein Family Chair Professor and Director
Organization & Leadership

204A Zankel

Office Hours:
By appointment.

Educational Background

  • B.A., City College of New York
  • M.Ed., Smith College
  • Sixth year certificate in Administration and Supervisor, Hunter College
  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Doctoral Interdisciplinary focus: Teacher training, administration, and organization development.  Advisor and dissertation sponsor, Lawrence A. Cremin

Scholarly Interests

Independent schools. Private school governance. School choice and privatization. Professional development of teachers and administrators.

Selected Publications

  • The Colors of Excellence (TC Press)
  • Independent School, Independent Thinkers (Jossey-Bass).  
  • The First Year of Teaching: Real World Stories from America's Teachers (Walker).
  • The Challenge in Trusteeship (Association of Governing Boards).
  • "Leadership in the New Millenium" (Independent Schools).

By appointment.


Related Articles

Professor Pearl Kane Writes About Leadership in the New Millennium

In "Farewell, Lone Warrior," a recent article written for the Independent School, Pearl Kane says: "School leadership at the turn of the century calls for different skills and competencies, and a departure from the notion of the lone warrior commanding an organization."


Klingenstein Center Honors writer Malcolm Gladwell

TC's Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education has presented its 2008 Klingenstein Leadership Award to Malcolm Gladwell, writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of the provocative and best-selling books Blink and The Tipping Point.


Oprah Receives Klingenstein Center Award

Oprah Winfrey received the 2009 Klingenstein Leadership Award from The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, at Teachers College, Columbia University. Winfrey, a global media leader and international philanthropist, was honored for her commitment to improving lives through education.