Wendy Fischman

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Leading Expert on Learning, Education and Human Development; Project Director at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, “Making Good”

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Wendy Fischman joined Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1995 as a researcher with Project Co-Arts, a study of educationally effective community art centers. Since 1996, she has managed various aspects of the GoodWork® Project, specifically focused on the meaning of work in the lives of young children, adolescents, and novice professionals.

Fischman has written about education and human development in several scholarly and popular articles addressing topics such as life long commitment to service work, inspirational mentoring, and teaching in precollegiate education. She is the lead author of “Making Good: How Young People Cope with Moral Dilemmas at Work,” published by Harvard University Press in 2004. Fischman has co-developed a curriculum for students and teachers to introduce the concept of “good work” in classrooms and schools. She has taught humanities to middle school students and has evaluated school reform programs facilitated by a government-sponsored Regional Laboratory. Fischman received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Wendy Fischman is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Making Good: How Young People Cope with Moral Dilemmas at Work

(Harvard University Press, March 2004)

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Fischman, Wendy

Biography

Wendy Fischman joined Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1995 as a researcher with Project Co-Arts, a study of educationally effective community art centers. Since 1996, she has managed various aspects of the GoodWork® Project, specifically focused on the meaning of work in the lives of young children, adolescents, and novice professionals.

Fischman has written about education and human development in several scholarly and popular articles addressing topics such as life long commitment to service work, inspirational mentoring, and teaching in precollegiate education. She is the lead author of “Making Good: How Young People Cope with Moral Dilemmas at Work,” published by Harvard University Press in 2004. Fischman has co-developed a curriculum for students and teachers to introduce the concept of “good work” in classrooms and schools. She has taught humanities to middle school students and has evaluated school reform programs facilitated by a government-sponsored Regional Laboratory. Fischman received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Wendy Fischman is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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