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UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Kliebard passes away at age 84

June 09, 2015

Professor Emeritus Herbert Kliebard, a longtime faculty member with UW-Madison’s departments of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies, passed away at his home in Evanston, Illinois, on Monday, June 8, according to this obituary. He was 84.

Kliebard is a highly regarded scholar in curriculum planning, the history of education, and on the educational reformer John Dewey.

After earning his doctorate at the Teacher’s College at Columbia University, Kliebard joined the faculty of UW-Madison in 1963, and he never fully retired. Kliebard won numerous awards and authored several books, his most celebrated of which was, “The Struggle for the American Curriculum,” first published in 1995 and currently in its third edition.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th, at 1 p.m., at the Cress Funeral Home located at 3610 Speedway Road in Madison.

To learn more about Kliebard and his remarkable life, make sure and check out this obituary posted to the Cress website. A memorial service to celebrate Herb's career and accomplishments is being planned, the obituary reports.

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