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Bernard Badiali Recognized as AED Scholar by Institute for Educational Inquiry

Badiali was recognized for his ongoing leadership in several areas of scholarly work.

By Laura Ormsby (July 2007)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Institute for Educational Inquiry has named Bernard Badiali, associate professor of education in Penn State’s College of Education, to the first group of Agenda for Education in a Democracy (AED) Scholars. The Scholars are selected based on their continuing contributions to the AED.

Badiali is being recognized for his ongoing leadership in several areas of scholarly work, which includes strengthening partner schools and the teacher education curriculum. He also actively promotes strengthening P-12 school curriculum and instruction with particular attention to supporting new teachers.

“Working with John Goodlad, Roger Soder, Dick Clark, Ken Sirotnik, and many other national scholars in AED has been a life changing experience for me,” said Badiali. “The AED provides a rationale for why we strive for equity and justice through public education. I am very pleased to be associated with this group.”

The thirty AED scholars conduct their work in 16 states throughout the country. The group includes professors and administrators from colleges of education and schools of arts and sciences, principals and superintendents from school districts, and leaders of school-university partnerships and state education improvement initiatives.

The Institute for Educational Inquiry was founded in 1992 by the organization’s president, John Goodlad. The IEI’s main purpose is advancing the Agenda for Education in a Democracy. An educational renewal initiative, the AED addresses how to prepare students and educators in a social and political democracy.