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Bio: Theodore R. Sizer

September 24, 2004 1 min read
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Position: Professor emeritus, Brown University, and visiting professor, Harvard and Brandeis universities; founder and chairman emeritus of the Coali- tion of Essential Schools, a national network of schools and centers engaged in restructuring and redesigning schools.

Age: 72

Education:Bachelor’s degree, Yale University, 1953; Master of Arts in Teaching in social studies and Ph.D. in education and American history, Harvard University, 1957 and 1961, respectively.

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Career Highlights: U.S. Army, 1953-55; teacher, Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, Mass., 1955-56; teacher, Melbourne (Australia) Grammar School, 1958; assistant professor of education and director, Master of Arts in Teaching program, Harvard, 1961-64; dean, Harvard graduate school of education, 1964-72; headmaster and history instructor, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1972-81; chairman, A Study of High Schools, 1981-84; professor, department chairman, and university professor emeritus, Brown University, 1983-present; chairman emeritus, Coalition of Essential Schools, 1984-present; founding director, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, 1994-96; acting co-principal (with Nancy Faust Sizer), Francis W. Parker Essential School, 1998-99; visiting professor, Harvard and Brandeis universities, 2000-present.

Selected Publications: Horace’s Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School, 1984, 2004, Houghton Mifflin; The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract (with Ms. Sizer), 1999, Beacon Press; Keeping School: Letters to Families (with Ms. Sizer and Deborah W. Meier), 2004, Beacon Press.

Personal: Married to Nancy Faust Sizer; four children and 10 grandchildren.

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