Dwight W. Allen

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Dwight W. Allen "is Eminent Scholar of Educational Reform at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He received his BA, MA and Ed.D. from Stanford University in 1953-59. He is known internationally for his work with distance education and microteaching (his teaching assessement concept developed at Standard in 1960s), later simplified by incorporating the 2+2 model. Among hundreds of his publications are Schools for a New Century: A Conservative Approach to Radical School Reform (1992), and American Schools: The $100 Billion Challenge (2000), coauthored with his former student Bill Cosby.

"After teaching at Stanford for nine years from 1959 to 1967, he served as dean of School of Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Allen has led many educational reform projects and consulted with ministries of education, universities, and private sector organizations in more than 70 countries. He served as chief technical advisor to large scale educational reform projects in China, jointly sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Education in China and as principal investigator of ACTT Now, a $1.3 Million US Department of Education project with Old Dominion University and the Brunswick County Schools in Virginia. His scholarship and service have won him numerous awards." [1]

"Dwight is also heavily involved in global concerns and for more than 10 years served as the International Technical Advisor for the United Nations Development Program in China as well as a consultant to the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany. He also serves or has served as a consultant for schools and universities in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, India, South Africa, Israel, Uganda, Malawi and Greece.

"He is the co-author (with his son, Douglas B. Allen, Ph.D.) of a companion volume to Making the 2 + 2 Performance Appraisal Connection that is being developed based upon the application of the 2 +2 model in the corporate sector. He is also the co-author of AMERICAN EDUCATION: The 100 Billion Dollar Challenge, (with Bill Cosby, Ph.D.) which was "ePublished" by Time Warner in 2000, and was named one of six non-fiction finalists in the International eBook Awards. In 2002, Dwight was named University Teacher of the Year by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia 1n 2001, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has honored him by establishing the Dwight W. Allen professorship of Educational Policy and Reform, also in 2001." [2] CV

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  1. Dwight W. Allen, Old Dominion University, accessed December 22, 2008.
  2. Dwight W. Allen, SAGE, accessed December 22, 2008.
  3. Dwight W. Allen, Professor, Old Dominion University, accessed April 4, 2009.
  4. Resume, Old Dominion University, accessed April 4, 2009.