O.L. Davis, Jr. on Honor, Scholarship and Education


O. L. Davis, Jr., the Catherine Mae Parker Centennial Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin served as president of Kappa Delta Pi from 1980-1982. In 1994, Professor Davis was elected to membership in the Society's Laureate Chapter of distinguished educators, and in 1999, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of North Texas (B. A., '49 and M. Ed., '50).

On the 75th anniversary of the Society, Professor Davis wrote an essay titled "Honor, Scholarship and Education," as a clarion call to Kadelpians to revitalize and celebrate the Society's central purpose to nurture scholarship and honor high academic achievement in education. His words are as cogent today as they were when they were first published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record, 23 (Fall, 1986): 27-28.  Alpha Iota Chapter is proud to feature the article here in celebration of the Society's 100th anniversary.