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Richard Elmore    

The Gregory R. Anrig Research Professor of Educational Leadership in the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Richard F. Elmore is Gregory Anrig Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he has been on the faculty since 1990, teaching courses in politics, policy, strategy, organizational studies, and instructional improvement. His publications include "School Reform from the Inside Out" and "Instructional Rounds" (coauthor). For the past fifteen years has been engaged in direct clinical work with schools on the improvement of learning through observation and analysis of instructional practice and through detailed assessment of organizational structures and processes relating to adult and student learning. He has recently designed and taught an on-line course through Harvard X, Leaders of Learning, with an international enrollment of more than 60,000 learners. His current work includes consulting on leadership and instructional improvement with Generation Ready, a professional development, coaching, and consulting organization, and with Fielding/Nair an international architecture and design firm on the design of innovative learning environments for adults and children. He is currently involved in learning design and development projects in China, Mexico, and Chile, as well as the United States. He has an active arts practice in photography, drawing, and painting.

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School Culture

School Choice

Reform Issues

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Politics of School Structure and Governance

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Policy Analysis and Evaluation


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