2002 Brock Prize Nominees

Harriett J. Ball
Educational Consultant Houston, TX

Nominated By: Michael Feinberg

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Ms. Ball developed her “Musical Ball Points” multisensory teaching techniques to engage inattentive students directly and to make rote learning and the transition to higher-level thinking/application easier, fun, and exciting.

 


James P. Comer

Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry Yale University Child Study Center

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Dr. Comer founded the Center’s School Development Program which promotes the creation of a school environment or culture that facilitates collaboration of parents, educators, and community to improve developmental, social, emotional, and academic outcomes for children. His concept is used in more than 500 schools.

Yvonne Chan
Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

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Dr. Chan has created a comprehensive charter school which has implemented academic restructuring, high learning standards, and a one-stop shop for human and social services.

John Gage
Chief Researcher and Director of Science, Sun Microsystems

Nominated By: J. Ford Brett

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Mr. Gage conceived and co-founded Net Day, which organized over 500,000 volunteers to wire more than 75,000 classrooms for Internet access.

 

John Goodlad
President, Institute for Educational Inquiry and Founder, Center for Educational Renewal

Nominated By: Michael Wolfe

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For much of his career, Goodlad has been involved in an array of educational reform programs and projects and has engaged in large-scale studies of educational change, schooling, and teacher education. Most recently, he has inquired into the mission of education in a democratic society to which such renewal must be delivered. In his book, In Praise of Education, he argues that education is an inalienable right in a democratic society, and advances the view that the purpose of education is to develop individual and collective democratic character.

Ruby K. Payne

President, Aha! Process, Inc.

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Dr. Payne has created in her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, videos, and training manuals, powerful tools for educators when dealing with children of poverty. She enables educators, social workers, health professionals, and others to communicate with people of poverty.


Philip Uri Treisman
Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas

Nominated By: Jules LaPidus

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Dr. Treisman has created programs at the Dana Center to support the efforts of students, especially minority and rural students, to achieve the highest levels in mathematics-based fields.

William F. Winter
Former Governor of Mississippi
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As Governor of Mississippi in the early 1980s, William Winter built a consensus for a radical overhaul of the education system of the State and set an example to be followed by other states.