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Richard Elmore

The Gregory R. Anrig Research Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Charter Schools
  • Leadership
  • Policy Analysis & Evaluation
  • Politics of School Structure & Governance
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reform Issues
  • School Choice
  • School Culture
  • Standards

Major works

Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement,(2002)
Building a New Structure for School Leadership,(2000)
When Accountability Knocks, Will Anyone Answer? (with C. Abelmann),(1999)
Restructuring in the Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and School Organization (with P. Peterson and S. McCarthey),(1996)
Who Chooses, Who Loses? Culture, Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice (ed. with B. Fuller and G. Orfield),(1996)
The Governance of Curriculum (with S. Fuhrman),(1994)
Restructuring Schools: The Next Generation of Educational Reform, (1990)

About Me

Richard Elmore is the The Gregory R. Anrig Research Professor of Educational Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For the past fifteen years his research and clinical practice has concentrated on the improvement of instructional practice in schools and classrooms, and the development of organizational systems to support those improvements. His current work focuses on the fundamental re-design of learning environments, and the development of leaders and entrepreneurs to create and sustain those environments, all in light of dramatic changes in our understanding of the neuroscience of learning and the exponential growth of digital culture. He was founding faculty director of the Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdLD) program at Harvard.

Courses and Programs taught by Richard Elmore

1 course