Kenneth Strike
Cornell University
Professor Emeritus

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Kenneth Strike was professor emeritus at Cornell University and has most recently taught in the department of cultural foundations of education at Syracuse University. He received his PhD from Northwestern University. He is past president of the Philosophy of Education Society, was elected to the National Academy of Education in 1993, and received a distinguished service award from AERA in 2002. His interests include professional ethics and political philosophy as they apply to educational practice and policy. His publications include The Ethics of Teaching; Ethical Leadership in Schools: Creating Community in an Environment of Accountability; "Professionalism, Democracy and Discursive Communities" in the American Education Research Journal; "The Moral Role of Schooling in a Liberal Democratic Society" in the Review of Research in Education; "Liberty, Democracy, and Community: Legitimacy in Public Education" in the 2003 National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook; "The Moral Role of Educators" in the Handbook of Teacher Educationand, most recently, Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of Educational Reform. He has chosen to retire in New York State’s Adirondack Park and hopes to devote his research skills to its preservation and to the welfare of its people.

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