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June 23, 1930 - June 7, 2015 Professor Emeritus, Chapman University, Orange, CA Lifelong educator Ken Tye (EdD 1968, UCLA) began his career teaching in the San Diego County schools and for the Dept of Defense schools in Germany, and ended as Professor of Education at Chapman University (1984-1993). He was nationally and internationally known for his work in educational leadership and organization development; comparative education; and K-12 global education. From 1970-80, he was Program Director of John Goodlad's seminal research project, A Study of Schooling. A prolific writer, Professor Tye was author, co-author, or editor of seven books and scores of professional articles. He also gained statewide and national recognition in 2013 with the publication of his first novel, At the Point of the Bay, set in the Suisun Bay community of Port Chicago, where he grew up. There will be no memorial service. Ken asked that his friends raise a glass of wine to a life well and happily lived. For those who wish to do so, donations may be made to the Ken and Barbara Tye International Student Travel Fund, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University: Please contact (714)628-2740 for information.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 11 to June 14, 2015
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