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UW-Madison's Popkewitz selected to Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi

October 13, 2016

UW-Madison’s Thomas Popkewitz was recently selected as a new member of the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. 

Popkewitz is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His work centers on the knowledge or systems of reason that govern educational policy and research related to pedagogy and teacher education.

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education recognizes excellence in education, and its 40,000 members come from 32 different countries and 623 chapters at universities and colleges.

Thomas Popkewitz
The Laureate Chapter specifically recognizes men and women who have made distinguished contributions to education and is limited to 60 living persons.

“I have done research on teacher education and school reform for many years, including creating the first Ph.D. course in the department for study of professionalization of teachers during my first years here," says Popkewitz. "So it is an honor to receive this recognition and join my other colleagues in the department in this Laureate Chapter.”

Of the 60 ​people in KDP’s Laureate Chapter, four are from UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Michael Apple, Carl Grant, Gloria Ladson-Billings and now Popkewitz.

Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Grant is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

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