Finding Common Ground Among the Many Sides of the Reading Wars With Dr. Claude Goldenberg Part 2
Episode 7 • August 1, 2023 • 33 min
In Episode 7 of All For Literacy, host Dr. Liz Brooke continues the frank and detailed discussion with Dr. Claude Goldenberg about the foundational use of student-centered goals to create institutional change.
We can’t bail because … the end in mind is the kids and what we’re doing for [them].
Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education, Emeritus at Stanford University
All For Literacy, Episode 7:
Finding Common Ground Among the Many Sides of the Reading Wars With Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Part 2
"You want to have a clear set of goals … and they have to be in terms of student outcomes,” Stanford Professor of Education, Emeritus Dr. Claude Goldenberg says in Episode 7 of our All For Literacy podcast, where we explore the science of reading with industry leaders.
Goldenberg dives into his early career experiences teaching eighth-grade remedial reading classes in San Antonio, Texas, before going on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in early childhood education studies. He also authored the pivotal study “Successful School Change: Creating Settings to Improve Teaching and Learning.” Goldenberg’s current research focuses on improving achievement for language minority students, particularly those from Latino backgrounds.
Join our podcast host Dr. Liz Brooke for the continuation of her discussion with Goldenberg. The pair explores his experience with literacy instruction and how to use student-centered goals to create institutional change.
Brooke and Goldenberg walk through the four crucial steps to create long-lasting change that contributes positively to student success, including:
- Developing a clear set of goals centered on student outcomes
- Establishing indicators to measure accomplishments
- Gathering assistance from others
- Using leadership to bolster accountability
Ready to bring real change to your classroom or school? This All for Literacy episode provides detailed examples of establishing long-term change and improved student-centered outcomes.
(00:28) – Goldenberg’s professional journey
(06:18) – Running studies in classrooms
(12:03) – Planning and implementing schoolwide change
(16:56) – Setting clear student-centered outcomes
(19:32) – Leveraging the talent and capacity of educators and administrators to create change
(22:29) – The intersection of leadership, support, and accountability to drive outcomes
About Dr. Claude Goldenberg
Claude Goldenberg is the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education, emeritus, in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Goldenberg is the author of “Successful School Change: Creating Settings to Improve Teaching and Learning,” and his research focuses on improving achievement for language minority students, particularly those from Latino backgrounds.
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