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Kathryn T. Boyer, the wife of Ernest L. Boyer (1928-1995), offers a window into the life she shared with her prominent husband and the constant balancing act they faced in relation to their faith, family, and public service.
Often cited but seldom understood, Ernest L. Boyer (1928-1995) was one of the most influential voices in education in the latter-half of the twentieth century. The reports he wrote while heading the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching influenced the way we view students from pre-school through college. but how much do we really know about the man, the pressures he faced, and the sources of the ideas he generated?
In this heart-warming memoir of the life she shared with her highly regarded husband, Kathryn T. Boyer offers an inside look into what truly defined him. Having moved approximately twenty times over the course of their lives together, Kathryn details with winsome yet honest prose the challenges and joys that came with the balancing act of faith, family, and public service. Those indebted to Ernest Boyer's legacy will find this work indispensable reading. Those facing comparable balancing acts will find it inspirational.
About the Author
Kathryn T. Boyer and Ernest L. Boyer met as students at Messiah College. While raising four children the Boyers would live in almost every region of the country. The reason for these frequent moves was Ernest's calling to serve in positions such as Chancellor of the State University of New York, the United States Commissioner of Education, and President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. While the Boyers lived in Washington, DC, Kathryn earned a degree in midwifery from Georgetown University. In addition to working with her husband, she did everything from delivering a number of her own grandchildren to serving as an advocate for at-risk mothers. In this, her first book, Kathryn Boyer captures the memories of the life she shared with her husband.