College of Education and Human Development, May 22, 2013
Larry Dean Yore, described as a pioneer in the field of science learning, received a bachelor of science in physical science and mathematics (1964), a master of art in education (1968), and a Ph.D. in philosophy (1973) from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. A native of Minnesota, Yore spent more than 41 years at the University of Victoria as a faculty member. He retired in June 2011. His teaching and research focused on the critical role of reading and writing in developing inquiry-based science practices in elementary classrooms. In addition to his academic work, Yore was a dedicated community-builder, serving as president of the faculty association’s board of governors, chair of the Department of Social and Natural Sciences in Education, and director of education extension activities. He is the author and co-author of numerous papers and journal articles, and has been actively involved with the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. He has served as a mentor to countless faculty and graduate students at the University of Victoria and around the world. In 2006, Yore was selected as a University of Victoria Distinguished Professor, one of the university’s highest honors, and in 2012, he received the Distinguished Contributions Award, the highest form of recognition from the National Association for Research in Science Education.
Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
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