during his years as university examiner at the University of Chicago, he not surprisingly became involved in international co-operation in the field. In the early 1960s he was one of the founding members of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Later during that decade he was asked by UNESCO to prepare an international seminar on evaluation. This was implemented through a seminar in Gränna, Sweden, in 1971, with participation from some twenty-five developing countries. Bloom himself acted as director of the seminar and leading experts in the field, including Ralph Tyler and John Goodlad served as lecturers. In the same year the book Handbook on Formative and Summative Evaluation came out. It was followed a decade later by Evaluation to Improve Learning. To return to my opening quotation, Benjamin Bloom was indeed psychologist and authority, who influenced generations in their quest to improve educational quality.
In this book: Goodlad, Tyler
Benjamin S. Bloom was the author or co-author of seventeen major books. The main ones are:
In the early 1990s Bloom was a member of the task force appointed by the International Academy of Education, of which he was one of the founders, which looked into the problem of the home-school relationship from the point of view of educational research. The report was published under the title The Home Environment and School Learning, San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 1993, with Thomas Kellaghan et al.
Bloom reported several of his seminar ideas and outcomes of preliminary studies in