National Ed Leader to Speak at Clark on Producing Effective Teachers
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kane's talk, entitled “Measures of Effective Teaching,” is this year's annual Dr. Lee Gurel lecture and will be held at 4 p.m. on January 30 in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center, 950 Main St. The event is free and open to the public.
A professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Kane also serves as the faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research and deputy director of the U.S. education team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
His lecture, sponsored by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark, will engage with questions at the forefront of education and accountability: namely, how do we tell who the great teachers are and how can we produce more of them and more effective teaching?
Kane is well-suited for the topic, having been a leader in changing the way educators and policymakers think about the volatility of test scores and the design of school accountability systems, teacher recruitment and retention, college financial aid, race-consciousness in college admissions and the economic benefits of community college educations.
He has also served as a senior staff economist in the mid-1990s on President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors, focusing on labor, education and welfare policy issues. Before moving to the Graduate School of Education, he was a faculty member at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Kane has also been a professor of public policy at UCLA and has held visiting fellowships at the Brookings Institution and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He holds a PhD and MPP from Harvard, an MA from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Notre Dame.
Dr. Lee Gurel '48 is a generous and enthusiastic supporter of Clark and the Mosakowski Institute. Lee grew up in Worcester and went on to a distinguished career as a research psychologist. In 2009, Lee made a major gift to Clark to create the Dr. Lee Gurel '48 Endowment within the Mosakowski Institute. The Gurel Endowment supports research in and discussion around the field of urban education, including the annual Gurel Lecture in Education.
For more information, contact Lisa Coakley at 508-421-3872.
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