Conversation with Distinguished Educator, the late Martin Haberman, Ph.D

Hosted by Linda Belans, Ed.D

Martin Haberman was an educator who  developed interviewing techniques for identifying teachers and administratorswho will be successful in working with poor children.  Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee School of Education and founder of The Haberman Educational Foundation, Haberman developed more teacher education programs which have prepared more teachers than anyone in the history of teacher education.  His philosophy of teacher preparation was summed up perfectly in a 2004 article: “For children in poverty, success in school is a matter of life and death, and they need mature people who have a great deal of knowledge about their subject matter, but who can also relate to them. It is also necessary to recognize that most of what effective teachers learn they learn on the job from mentors, colleagues and self-reflection.”

Here is an audio link. 


Transcript available on request.

We are grateful to Drs. Dick Streedain and Dick Best, founding co-directors of the KIPP/ NLU(National Louis University) Masters in Educational Leadership Program, for their vision for these conversations. The series is hosted by Linda Belans, EdD, founding Sr. Director of the KIPP Leadership Coaching Program.