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Robert Edward Slavin (1950, Bethesda, MD, USA)

Robert Edward Slavin
Robert Edward Slavin
  • Robert Slavin received his BA in Psychology at Reed College, Portland, Oregon and his PhD in Social Relations from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
  • He combines his work as a part-time professor at the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England), with his job as Director of the Centre for Research and Reform in Education at the Johns Hopkins University.
  • He is best known as the Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, which aims at improving the quality of teaching in order to meet the needs of all learners.
  • He contributed to over 300 articles and book chapters.
  • Recent publications:
    • Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice (1986 – 2015)
    • Two Million Children: Success for All (2009)
    • Educational Research in the Age of Accountability (2007)
    • Effective Programs for Latino Students (2000)
  • He was awarded the Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers (2001), the Palmer O. Johnson Award (2008), the AERA Review of Research Award (2009) and was appointed as Member of the National Academy of Education in 2009 and AERA Fellow in 2010.
  • Robert Slavin was nominated for the honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences to honour his continual commitment to a more evidence based approach to teaching.

Robert (Bob) Slavin is involved in research aimed at improving education as well as evaluating different methods of teaching. He favours an evidence-based approach and has become a leading expert on school improvement, reading instruction and education reform policy.

He has the firm ambition to make sure that all learners benefit from education. He and his wife, Nancy Madden, began back in 1986 to create an effective, replicable model to help failing schools in the poor areas of Baltimore to improve their quality of education. The model they developed there became the Success for All model, considered to be the most effective way to reform and improve schools. It is widely used in the United States and in England.

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