Eleanor Goldstein is a noted educator, writer and publisher. .She is a founder of the Social Issues Resources Series (SIRS), the company which created exemplary databases. The SIRS Database is utilized in over 60,000 schools and libraries around the world. This information system originated in print, then into CD-ROM format and finally the Internet, where it received 12 million accesses a month. In 2003 the SIRS Company was sold to Proquest.
Ms. Goldstein developed a joint-venture with U. S. News and World Report in collaboration with Joe Newman, the head of the publication’s book division, where they wrote three text books entitled “What Citizens Need to Know about Government”, “Economics”, and “World Affairs” which eventually became innovative electronic textbooks. The “Economics” textbook was translated into Russian with assistance of Dr. Vladimir Avtonomov of Moscow University. In a joint-venture with The Library of Congress Publications Division, Ms. Goldstein developed a series of documentary displays in a project entitled the Library of Congress Corner.
Working with the National Archives, she created a series of documentary teaching materials consisting of replications of important documents in American history for use in social studies classes.
Ms. Goldstein originated and produced a series of videos bringing together the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. The series consisted of; Discovering the Orchestra, History of Bands, Elements of Music, and the Listener. These videos are still being marketed, twenty-five years after production. In the 1990s, Ms. Goldstein wrote three ground-breaking books on false memory entitled Confabulations: True Stories of False Memories and Smiling Through Tears. She has been a keynote speaker on this subject across the nation, in Canada and England.
Most recently, Ms. Goldstein has created exceptional books that combine art, photography and text on selected locations including Street of Dreams and SOUTH BEACH: Stories of a Renaissance. She also created a book celebrating the Miami Beach Centennial entitled MIAMI BEACH: 100 Years of Making Waves. A one hour PBS styled documentary of the same name a documentary entitled “THE UNSEEN EVERGLADES: Inside A Legendary Wilderness” was also a project she was involved in.
Mrs. Goldstein believes in the critical importance of education. Recognizing the lack of knowledge among our citizens regarding the contributions of distinguished American educators with life-long achievements in education, she created the Eleanor and Elliot Goldstein Family Foundation (EGEG Foundation). The purpose of the foundation is to identify, nurture and promote promising scholars by recognizing their contributions with awards and scholarships.
Eleanor Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Colorado. She taught at Fairview High School and Centennial Junior High School for 10 years in the Boulder school system. She was accepted into the Experienced Teacher Fellowship Program of the Social Science Education Consortium. She received her Master’s Degree in economics education and curriculum.