There has been a global revolution in education in a single lifetime. The right to education has been recognized, and hundreds of millions of children got new access to schooling. Few people were more responsible for that revolution than Frank Method.
|Frank Method (left) and Dick Arndt (right)|
lecturing on UNESCO at George Washington Universite
His experience ranged from early childhood education through adult and community education, from strategies for improving access to quality basic schooling through the new challenges for higher education and continuing learning, and from the technical issues of education sector planning and pedagogy to the broader issues of how education choices relate to economic and political development, demographic trends, and technological change. During his international career he had field experience and significant sector work in more than 20 countries.
He represented the United States in international groups and policy fora including the International Working Group on Education, the Steering Committee for the World Conference on Education For All (EFA) and related education initiatives and participated actively in the Basic Education Coalition and related advocacy and exchange networks.
He was a resident of Washington DC for many years, and was concerned with its schools. He was active in District of Columbia public education working groups, including facilities planning, technology planning, and school restructuring. He was chairman of the board of Multicultural Community Service at the time of his death.
Frank was a personal friend and colleague for more than 30 years. He was a fine man, and a superb professional who taught me a great deal. I will miss him greatly.
Beloved husband of Bonnie Cain and loving father of Joseph Method, Frank is survived by his mother, Lucille Method and his siblings, The Rev. Fredrick Method, Michael Method, Suzanne Morris, Christie Kangas, Auralee Bussone and Kelly Shadowens.