David C. Berliner

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2003 Laureate

Director, Education Policy Report Project, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Berliner is a noted authority on the phenomenon of teaching and related educational policies throughout his career. His model of how one develops from novice to expert has influenced teacher education programs worldwide. Work in school settings led him to believe that American education was actually quite successful, overall, and that criticisms of the nation’s schools were too broad, perhaps even malevolent. He co-authored The Manufactured Crisis, which documented how misinformation about schools was hurting public education and endangering American Democracy.

Nominated by:  James H. VanSciver