An evening with Dr Ben Levin

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Improving our schools: What we know and what we need to do

Monday 5 March 2012 | 5.00–6.30PM | The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Ben Levin

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Education Union will be jointly hosting an evening with Dr Ben Levin from the University of Toronto.

Ben Levin holds a Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He has managed to combine an extensive career as a senior civil servant in education with a strong track record as a researcher and academic. He has been a senior manager in government on several occasions, including serving as deputy minister (director general) for education in two Canadian provinces – Manitoba from 1999 to 2002 and Ontario from 2004 to 2007. During the latter period, student achievement and teacher morale both rose significantly in Ontario. As an academic, Ben Levin has directed numerous research projects and published four books and more than 150 articles in a wide range of publications around the world. He does extensive international work and his writing has been translated into Russian, Chinese and Turkish. His current research interests concern research-policy practice linkages, large-scale change, and equity and poverty issues.

This event is free of charge. Prior registration is essential as seats are limited.

Register online at | Registrations close 1 March 2012

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