KDP Laureates

What is a Laureate?

The Honorary Laureate Chapter was established in February 1924 to honor people who had made outstanding contributions to the development of professional education. John Dewey was the first nominee. Since 1924, 293 eminent educators have been named to KDP’s Laureate Chapter. Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jean Piaget, and George Washington Carver were all Laureates in earlier times.

We invite you to spend some time reading about the life and work of these excellent educators. No matter when they served or what they taught, these fine educators have made lasting differences in the profession that continue to benefit students today.

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Chair of the KDP Laureate Chapter

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Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. A mathematician by training who studies issues of thinking, teaching, and learning, Alan has served as President of the American Educational Research Association and been awarded the Felix Klein Award for lifetime achievement in mathematics education research by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction. His research has focused on mathematical problem solving, models of the teaching process, and understanding aspects of learning environments. The key idea is to understand learning from the student’s perspective to be able to provide meaningful and powerful support for learning. Alan’s current research focus is the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) Framework (see https://truframework.org), which concerns the creation and support of equitable learning environments from which all students emerge being knowledgeable and flexible thinkers and problem solvers. You can find out more about Alan’s work on his Berkeley website, https://gse.berkeley.edu/alan-h-schoenfeld.

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