Morton Botel (Inducted 1996)

University of Pennsylvania (Emeritus), Philadelphia, PA, USA


Biographical Statement

Morton Botel, was Emeritus Professor of Education and Child Development in Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) and founder of GSE’s Penn Literacy Network. Dr. Botel was born in Philadelphia, where he attended John Bartram High School. He attended the University of Pennsylvania earning the Ed’46, GEd’48, and Gr’53. He authored more than 200 publications for children, teachers, school leaders, and parents in the areas of literacy education, reading, English, math, spelling, study strategies, and assessment.