By George F. Madaus, Daniel L. Stufflebeam (auth.), George F. Madaus, Daniel L. Stufflebeam (eds.)
I individually realized to grasp Ralph Tyler really past due in his occupation whilst, within the Nineteen Sixties, I spent a yr as a Fellow on the heart for complex learn within the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His time period of place of work as Director of the guts used to be then imminent its finish. this is able to appear to disqualify me completely from getting ready a Foreword to this "Classic Works. " a lot of his colleagues and, now not least, of his scholars at his pricey Alma Mater, the collage of Chicago, are definitely larger ready than I to place his position in American schooling in right point of view. the cause of inviting me is, i guess, to carry out the effect that Tyler has had at the foreign academic scene. i'm scripting this Foreword on a private word. Ralph Tyler's accomplishments in his roles as a student, coverage maker, academic chief, and statesman were amply wear checklist during this ebook, now not least within the editors' Preface. My reflections are these of an observer from in another country yet who, during the last 25 years, has been shut adequate to beat the aloofness of the foreigner. Tyler has over a long time been criss-crossing the North American con tinent generously giving suggestion to corporations on the federal, kingdom, and native degrees, lecturing, and serving on many committees and job forces which were instrumental in shaping American education.