Dr. David Berliner
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
“Education, politics and literacy”
NOVEMBER 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Time Zone/New York/USA
Dr. David Berliner is an internationally recognized scholar and speaker who has presented widely in the areas of educational policy, classroom teaching and learning, and teacher education. Currently a Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University, he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Teachers College, and Stanford University. His teaching extends worldwide to Canada, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, and Denmark. Dr. Berliner’s work focuses on critical issues facing today’s schools and the educational policies that undergird them. He argues that today’s education system epidemic most prominently concerns inequality of funding between low-socioeconomic and higher socioeconomic schools, issues resulting from the nation’s rapidly growing education system, and the increasing amount of disadvantaged students entering school. Dr. Berliner has published extensively and is well-known for bestseller The Manufactured Crisis (with B. J. Biddle) and Collateral Damage (with Sharon Nichols). In his most recently published book, 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools, Dr. Berliner (with V. C. Glass) offers that the public’s misconceptions of students’ test scores, teacher quality, and exorbitant school spending have overshadowed the critical, but also very profound issues at the heart of school improvement. Among his many recognitions, Dr. Berliner is the recipient of the Brock award and the AERA award for his outstanding contributions to education.. To learn more about Dr. Berliner’s works, please visit his website: https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/28597
Berliner, D. C. (2014). Thinking about policy issues: Some reflections. The Teacher Educator, 49, 7–9.
Berliner, D. C. (2013). Effects of inequality and poverty vs. teachers and schooling on America’s youth. Teachers College Record, 115(1), 1-26.
Berliner, D. C. (2013). Inequality, poverty and the socialization of America’s youth for the responsibilities of citizenship. Theory into Practice, 52 (3), 203-209. doi: 10.1080/00405841.2013.804314.
Berliner, D., Glass, G. V., & Associates. (2014). 50 myths and lies that threaten America’s public schools: The real crisis in education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Berliner, D. C., & Kupermintz, H. (Eds.) (2008). Fostering change in institutions, environments, and people. New York, NY: Routledge.
Nichols, S. N. & Berliner, D. C. (2007). Collateral damage: The effects of high-stakes testing on America’s schools. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Berliner, D., & Biddle, B. J. (1996). The manufactured crisis: Myths, fraud, and the attack on America’s public schools. New York, NY: Perseus Books.
Berliner, D. C. (2013). Opportunity to teach: The joy of teaching what you know deeply, find fascinating, and want to share. In A. Cant, K. Egan, & G. Judson (Eds.), Wonder- full education: The centrality of wonder and teaching across the curriculum. New York, NY: Routledge.
Berliner, D. C. (2013). Worrying about diversity of a different kind. In M. L. Kysilka, & O. L. David (Eds.), Schooling for tomorrow’s America. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Berliner, D. C. (2012). Narrowing curriculum, assessments, and conceptions of what it means to be smart in the US Schools: Creaticide by design. In D. Ambrose, & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), How dogmatic beliefs harm creativity and higher-level thinking. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Berliner, D. C. (2012). Schools for the 21st century: The fight for variety in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. In J. Laitsch, D., & P. Earley (Eds.), The purpose of public schooling in the 21st century. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.