Linda Darling-Hammond

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2011 Laureate

Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University; Co Director Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and Co-Director School Redesign Network

Darling-Hammond holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ed.D in Urban Education from Temple University. Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond has dedicated her life’s work to the pursuit of excellence and equity for all children. Her focus on effective instruction has sparked important conversations about what it takes to reform education. As she states so eloquently in her book, The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools that Work,”Bureaucratic solutions to problems of practice will always fail because effective teaching is not routine, students are not passive, and questions of practice are not simple, predictable, or standardized. Consequently, instructional decisions cannot be formulated on high then packaged and handed down to teachers.”

Nominated by:  Mary B. Herrmann

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