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Dr. Robert D. Barr

Director of Teacher Education

Indiana University

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Indiana University

Background Information

Employment History

Indiana University

Education Consultant

Boise State University

Senior Educational Analyst

Boise State University

Dean

OSU Open Source Lab

President

Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals

Affiliations

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Chelonia Eco-Adventures LLC

Board Member
International Association for Learning Alternatives

Member of All School Board
Kentucky School Boards Association

Member
KASSP

Member
Paris High School Greyhound Hall of Fame

Education

Boise State University

doctorate in education

Purdue University

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A teacher's influence transformed ...

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A teacher's influence transformed his life forever, Dr. Robert Barr told educators at Denton's Lee Elementary School last week.

DRC/David Minton DRC/David Minton Robert Barr speaks to teachers and staff members at Lee Elementary School about improving programs for at-risk students on Tuesday in Denton. View largerMore photosPhoto store
When he was in first grade, Barr recalled, his principal met with his family and told them "Robert is not very smart" and "he's totally lacking in ability. It was suggested that he be held back a grade, Barr said.
Attending that same meeting, Barr said, was a teacher who touched him on the shoulder as she spoke on his behalf.
Barr said the teacher told the principal, "I know Robert has deficiencies and challenges, but I believe if he advances to the second grade, he won't let us down."
Barr said the teacher was convinced that if his determination could be strengthened, he could become great.
Barr spoke about his illiterate family of produce farmers and how neither of his parents received a formal education past third grade. But when the teacher helped him advance to second grade with his class, that set his life on a new path, he said, and he became the first in his family to finish elementary school and, eventually, college.
Barr encouraged the audience of school administrators to overlook children's circumstances and to motivate and educate them. He said there's nothing more powerful than a teacher's impact.
"When you look in the eyes of your children ... do not let your expectations because of the color of their skin, how they speak ... set expectations for how you think of them," he said. "If teachers believe in you, anything is possible."
Barr has written eight research books on at-risk youth and strategies for school improvement. He is an international speaker and has worked as a consultant with school districts in more than 40 states. Barr has served as an educator at Indiana University and Oregon State University and as a senior analyst for Boise State University's Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies.
He is consulting Denton's 14 Title 1 schools - campuses with a large percentage of students from low-income households. Barr held a session with principals from Denton's Title 1 campuses last week and conducted sessions with staff members at Lee, Borman and Hodge elementary schools Tuesday through Thursday.
He shared tips for improving the achievement of economically disadvantaged students. He also discussed his research, school improvement strategies being implemented nationwide and the idea of family inclusion in child development.
Chris Shade, director of federal programs for Denton schools, said that Barr was brought in by the district to conduct professional development sessions with an emphasis on closing an achievement gap between at-risk and high-performing students.
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Last week, Barr stressed the importance of early instruction in basic reading and math skills. Research shows that a student who doesn't efficiently grasp such skills could develop a behavior problem and eventually drop out of school or end up in jail, Barr said.
"This is a matter of life and death," Barr said.


When national education expert Robert ...

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When national education expert Robert D. Barr came to Mansfield (Ohio) City Schools Tuesday to set the stage for the coming school year, I expected more of the same.

I was dead wrong.
Barr, senior analyst for the Boise State University Center For School Improvement, electrified an audience of nearly 500 teachers, administrators and support staff. He kept their riveted attention for a full hour, shunning a lectern on the stage to speak without notes while walking the floor of the auditorium.
Barr had important education statistics to share, but it was his own story -- how the simple act of an elementary teacher changed the course of his life -- that had the entire auditorium standing and applauding, many with moist eyes.
The son of poor, illiterate Texas sharecroppers -- his mother dropped out after the third grade, his father after the second -- Barr described how his own formal education had barely begun before the principal declared that Barr had "no ability."
"As I was about to finish first grade the principal sent a letter home with me," he said.
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"The principal told my mother bluntly that I had no ability and that I would have to take the first grade over again," Barr said.
Barr's first-grade teacher, also present, intervened.
"She came over to me, placed her hand on my shoulder and said, 'I think whatever Robert might lack in ability he more than makes up for in determination.' I can still feel the touch of her hand on my shoulder. The principal relented and I went on to second grade."
Were it not for his teacher, Barr said, he might well have been pulled out of school and returned to back-breaking work in the fields.
Instead, he became the first member of his family to graduate from elementary school, an achievement which set him on the path to earning a doctorate in education from Purdue University.
"By then, my father was prouder of me. But he mistakenly told all the neighbors I had gone to Peru," Barr said, drawing laughter. Since Purdue he has written 12 books on education and served as a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Along the way he was professor and director of teacher education at Indiana University from 1970 to 1981.
"I am here to tell you today: Never underestimate the touch of a teacher," he said. "You can make the difference in a child's life and break the bonds of poverty for a family."
Barr hammered at key points: "The foundation of all learning is reading. Nothing we do is more important than teaching kids to read.
"Kids live up to our expectations," he said. "You need to be careful that nothing you're doing is manufacturing low expectations and low achievement."
Barr recalled that when he was in high school in the 1950s, 50 percent of kids dropped out but still got good jobs.
"There were manufacturing jobs and other jobs you could do with your hands. That world has disappeared before our eyes," he said. "Today, in Mansfield and everywhere else, there is only one door of opportunity -- education. Without it, young people will live out their lives unemployed or underemployed."
Mountains of statistical data and new concepts in education have their place, Barr said as he closed, but nothing is as important as a teacher's impact in the classroom.
"I ask you to remember that had it not been for my first-grade teacher I might never have gotten farther than the sharecropping fields," he said.
"When you work with students this year, think back to Robert Barr and the touch of a teacher.


Dr. Robert Barr Workshop

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Based on the best selling book The Kids Left Behind (Barr and Parrett, Solution Tree, 2007), attendees will learn how high poverty/high performing schools are achieving remarkable success.Proven approaches will be identified and analyzed with special emphasis placed on leadership strategies used.Effective strategies will be modeled and mini work/discussion sessions scheduled for participants to focus on concept application and self-evaluation of their school or district.

Dr. Robert Barr, former Director of Teacher Education at Indiana University, Dean of Education at Boise State University and Oregon State University, and 2007 KASA featured workshop presenter, has served as a consultant to a number of the nation's poorest school districts to help them improve the achievement of poor and minority students.He has presented his research to legislative education committees in Kentucky, Texas, Indiana and Oregon.Barr has appeared on the William Buckley, National Firing Line TV show, been interviewed on ABC's Evening News with Peter Jennings, and debated Bill O'Reilly on the O'Reilly Factor.


Home Authors Robert D. ...

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Home Authors Robert D. Barr

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Robert D. Barr Boise State University
Dr. Robert Barr has gained national and international recognition for his research on at-risk children and youth, teacher education, and alternative schools. He is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and scholar in the areas of at-risk youth, school improvement, and alternative education. He has appeared twice on PBS's Firing Line, featuring William F. Buckley, been interviewed on ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings and on the Fox News Channel's The O'Reily Factor. He has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, served as an expert witness at many state and federal trials, and presented testimony to sub-committees of the U.S. Congress.
Previously, Dr. Barr was Professor and Director of Teacher Education at Indiana University (1970 - 1981), Dean of the Oregon State University College of Education (1981 - 1990), Dean of the Boise State University College of Education (1991 - 1998), served for two years as a board member of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, and was appointed by five governors in three states to various commissions. He served as an Idaho delegate to the Education Commissions of the States. He has received three national awards for excellence in teacher education: AACTE, Distinguished Achievement Award; AASA Showcase of Excellence Award; and the Theodore Mitou Award. He is currently a Senior Analyst with the Boise State University Center for School Improvement. Barr has had extensive international experience in Indonesia, China, Japan, Chile, and was a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.
Dr. Barr has worked as a consultant in school districts and Departments of Education in over forty states. Since 1995 he has keynoted over a dozen national conferences and been a featured presenter at the American Association of School Administrators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development almost every year during the past decade.
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Barr has been widely published in almost every educational journal and is the author or co-author of eight books. Barr and Parrett have co-authored four books: The Kids Left Behind: Teaching the Underachieving Children of Poverty, in press (2006), Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies for Revitalizing At-Risk Students and Low-Performing Schools (Pearson Skylight, 2003); Hope Fulfilled for At-Risk and Violent Youth (Allyn & Bacon, 2001); How to Create Alternative, Magnet and Charter Schools that Work (NES, 1997); and Hope At Last for At-Risk Youth (Allyn & Bacon, 1996).
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Other books authored by Dr. Barr include Alternatives in Education (Phi Delta Kappan, Bicentennial Publication, 1976); Values and Youth (NCSS, 1971); The Nature of the Social Studies (ETC Publications, 1978); and Defining the Social Studies (NCSS, 1978).
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Robert D. Barr, William H. Parrett


Corwin: Robert D. Barr

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Home Authors Robert D. Barr

Robert D. Barr
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Dr. Robert Barr has gained national and international recognition for his research on at-risk children and youth, teacher education, and alternative schools. He is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and scholar in the areas of at-risk youth, school improvement, and alternative education. He has appeared twice on PBS's Firing Line, featuring William F. Buckley, been interviewed on ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings and on the Fox News Channel's The O'Reily Factor. He has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, served as an expert witness at many state and federal trials, and presented testimony to sub-committees of the U.S. Congress.
Previously, Dr. Barr was Professor and Director of Teacher Education at Indiana University (1970 - 1981), Dean of the Oregon State University College of Education (1981 - 1990), Dean of the Boise State University College of Education (1991 - 1998), served for two years as a board member of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, and was appointed by five governors in three states to various commissions. He served as an Idaho delegate to the Education Commissions of the States. He has received three national awards for excellence in teacher education: AACTE, Distinguished Achievement Award; AASA Showcase of Excellence Award; and the Theodore Mitou Award. He is currently a Senior Analyst with the Boise State University Center for School Improvement. Barr has had extensive international experience in Indonesia, China, Japan, Chile, and was a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.
Dr. Barr has worked as a consultant in school districts and Departments of Education in over forty states. Since 1995 he has keynoted over a dozen national conferences and been a featured presenter at the American Association of School Administrators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development almost every year during the past decade.
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Barr has been widely published in almost every educational journal and is the author or co-author of eight books. Barr and Parrett have co-authored four books: The Kids Left Behind: Teaching the Underachieving Children of Poverty, in press (2006), Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies for Revitalizing At-Risk Students and Low-Performing Schools (Pearson Skylight, 2003); Hope Fulfilled for At-Risk and Violent Youth (Allyn & Bacon, 2001); How to Create Alternative, Magnet and Charter Schools that Work (NES, 1997); and Hope At Last for At-Risk Youth (Allyn & Bacon, 1996).
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Other books authored by Dr. Barr include Alternatives in Education (Phi Delta Kappan, Bicentennial Publication, 1976); Values and Youth (NCSS, 1971); The Nature of the Social Studies (ETC Publications, 1978); and Defining the Social Studies (NCSS, 1978).
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Robert D. Barr, William H. Parrett

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