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October 22, 2001

Shulman to deliver UACT lecture

By Michael Terrazas

Lee Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will deliver a lunchtime presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Winship Ballroom. The event, titled “Inventing the Future: A Conversation with Lee Shulman,” is sponsored by the University Advisory Council on Teaching.

Shulman was the first Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, and he was also a professor of psychology. He is a past president of the American Education Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education, having served as vice president and president of the organization.

Shulman has received AERA’s highest honor, the career award for Distinguished Contributions to Education Research, and is also the recipient of the 1995 E.L. Thorndike Award for Distinguished Psychological Contributions to Education from the American Psychological Association.

“People often call the [Carnegie] Foundation a ‘think tank,’ and that certainly isn’t inaccurate,” Shulman says on the foundation’s website. “But although thinking is an intellectually admirable and aesthetically elegant activity for scholars to engage in, the most effective ‘think’ tanks are never satisfied with just generating good thoughts. They strive to put thought into action, to bring the benefits of gained knowledge to those on the outside by means of example, conversation and convening.”

The Carnegie Foundation was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered by Congress in 1906. Its mission is “to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching.”


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