At a gathering of current and past board members on May 16, 2015, Dr. Berman received a Board Service Award for his 32 years of service on the board of Educators for Social Responsibility (1982-2014) from Larry Dieringer, Executive Director. The recognition reads, “In recognition of your commitment to social justice and leadership in educating for a safe, democratic and just world.” He was also given the appointment of Emeritus Director for Engaging Schools, the new name for Educators for Social Responsibility.
“Schools must help students fight their feelings of powerlessness by developing their sense of community and their confidence that they can make a difference in the world”
– Sheldon Berman, Superintendent
Leading for social responsibility. In Paul Houston, Alan Blankstein, and Robert Cole (Eds.), Leadership for Social Justice and Democracy in Our Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2011.
The bridges to civility: Empathy, ethics, civics and service. In M. Seymour (Ed), Educating for Humanity: Rethinking the Purposes of Education. Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004.
The real ropes course: The development of social consciousness. In J. C. McDermott (Ed), Beyond the Silence: Listening for Democracy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1999.
The bridge to civility: Empathy, ethics and service. The School Administrator, Vol. 55, No. 5, May 1998.