Emerging Issues in Educational Change
Welcome to our first blog week!
We begin this week by addressing some of the key emerging issues in educational change. Our guiding questions include: What global trends are currently dominating (or beginning to dominate) whole-system level change? How does international benchmarking inform and shape education policy and practice? What are some of the key challenges and considerations associated with assessment-driven culture? How can we engage in mindful teaching with technology?
Answering these salient questions are: Michael Fullan, professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto; Andreas Schleicher, the deputy director for education and skills and a special adviser on education policy to the secretary-general at OECD; Andy Hargreaves, the Thomas More Brennan Chair at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College; Yong Zhao, the presidential chair and associate dean for global education in the College of Education at the University of Oregon; and, Dennis Shirley, a professor of education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
We invite you to join the conversation by posting your comments and reflections.