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Education educator

James Harold Block, American Education educator. Recipient John Smyth Memorial medal Victorian Institute for Ednl. Research, Melbourne, Australia, 1977. Member ASCD, American Ednl. Research Association, Network of Outcome Based Schools (board of directors since 1988).

Background

Block, James Harold was born on September 24, 1945 in London. Son of Harold C. and Lilian (Ryan) Block. came to the United States, 1946.

Education

AB, University of Chicago, 1967; AM, University of Chicago, 1968; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1970.

Career

Assistant professor education, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1971-1975; associate professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975-1986; professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, since 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Mastery Learning in Classroom Instruction, 1976, Building Effective Mastery Learning Schools, 1988. Editor: Mastery Learning: Theory and Practice, 1971, Schools, Society and Mastery Learning, 1973. Co-editor: School Play: A Source Book, 1987, School Improvement Programs: A Handbook for Educational Leaders, 1995.

Membership

Member ASCD, American Ednl. Research Association, Network of Outcome Based Schools (board of directors since 1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, wine collecting.

Connections

1 child, William James.

father:
Harold C. Block

mother:
Lilian (Ryan) Block

child:
William James Block