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
Shulman has received AERAs 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 isnt inaccurate, Shulman says on the foundations
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
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.