The aim of the School of Education is to help school systems throughout the nation become effective agents of a just and civilized society. That vision may not be invoked at every meeting or mentioned in the execution of our daily tasks, but it’s what invigorates us.
So how does that vision translate into effective action in the real world? First and foremost, we’re in the business of training the best and brightest teachers, scholars and practitioners through evidence-based research and instruction. By investigating the science behind learning, we provide effective and innovative tools so students can reach their full potential.
Our diverse faculty are the eminent researchers, social scientists and instructors in their respective fields, and this year we’ve added two top scholars to our ranks: David Steiner, former commissioner of education for the State of New York and dean of Hunter College, and Jonathan Plucker, a prominent education policy and talent development scholar. Read more about to how they will extend and support our vision.
Johns Hopkins provides the ideal environment to undertake this critically important work, and allows us to stay true to an approach that fundamentally challenges the status quo of education in America and around the world. I look forward to sharing more with you at the Association of American Universities annual meeting next month.
David W. Andrews
Dean and Professor, School of Education
Professor, School of Public Health
Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development
Dr. Jonathan Plucker, a prominent education policy and talent development scholar, will complement and advance the School of Education’s commitment to personalized learning. His research stresses the need to support all learners in a manner that maximizes his or her academic growth regardless of socioeconomic status or prior educational opportunities.
Director of the Institute for Education Policy
Dr. David Steiner has a unique record of achievement as a policy leader, education reformer and scholar. He directs the Institute for Education Policy, a new endeavor that seeks to integrate the worlds of the teacher, researcher and policy-maker. He will bring these often-disparate communities together in the service of excellence and equity for all American children. To do so, we believe that policy must be informed by evidence and sensitized to real-world conditions in our schools; that research has to speak in a language accessible to the policy world and to teachers, principals and parents; and that rich diversity of our nation does not preclude practices that can open doors for millions.