Dr. Graham Donaldson. Throughout his career, Graham Donaldson has played a central part in Scottish educational development, both in policy and in practice. He led Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education through major structural reform as it became an executive agency of the Scottish Government. He also radically reformed the approach to inspection, combining clear accountability with self-evaluation and capacity building. In addition to advising Ministers across education policy, he personally took a leading role in a number of major reform programmes and was instrumental in the development of the Scottish Government’s curriculum reform programme, Curriculum for Excellence.
Following his retirement from HMIE he was asked by the government to undertake a personal review of teacher education in Scotland. His report ‘Teaching Scotland’s Future’, published in 2011, made 50 recommendations which have all been accepted by the government and a major implementation programme is now under way. The report has also aroused considerable interest internationally.
Graham has established a high profile internationally, lecturing extensively, working as an international expert for OECD, advising governments and NGOs, and leading SICI, the international inspectorate organisation, as President.
He is currently working at Glasgow University where he is an Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences.
Dr. Beatriz Pont is Senior Education Policy Analyst in the OECD Education Directorate where she is currently coordinating the newEducation Policy Outlook, looking at education policies and reforms across OECD countries. At the OECD since 1999 she has focused on education policy analysis and advice, except for a year that she spent in the Secretary General’s cabinet studying political economy of reform across OECD countries.
She has managed and contributed to a range of education policy comparative reviews in the area of school improvement, school leadership, equity, adult learning and adult skills. Among some of her more recent contributions focused on providing responses to key policy challenges include Equity and quality in education: supporting disadvantaged students and schools (OECD, 2012), Improving lower secondary schools in Norway (OECD, 2011), Improving schools: strategies for action in Mexico (OECD, 2010) andImproving school leadership, vols. 1 and 2, (OECD, 2008) or Promoting Adult Learning (OECD, 2005).
Previously Beatriz was a researcher on education, training and active labour market policies at the Economic and Social Council of the Government of Spain and worked for Andersen Consulting in Barcelona. Beatriz has a B.A. in Political Science from Pitzer College, Claremont, California, holds a M.Sc. in International Affairs from Columbia University, and was a research fellow at the Institute of Social Science in Tokyo University.
Dr. Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator and scholar. He worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator and policy advisor in Finland and was actively engaged in planning and implementing education reforms in Finland in the 1990s. He has served the World Bank in Washington, DC, the European Commission and the OECD as an external expert advising foreign governments in more than 45 countries around the world. His research interests include international education policies, educational change, and classroom teaching. He is board member of several educational organizations, including the ASCD, the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE), and the Centre on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB). He is also editorial board member of Journal of Educational Change, European Journal of Educational Evaluation and Research, and Educational Policy Studies Journal. He speaks around the world about educational improvement, enhancing equity and excellence in schools, and the future of schooling. He has spoken at the national Parliaments in England, Scotland and New Zealand, and addressed the European Parliament in Brussels twice. His award-winning book “Finnish lessons: what can the world learn from educational change in Finland” (Teachers College Press, 2011) is a bestseller and translated into more than ten languages. His current job as Director General of CIMO (National Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki, Finland, he leads internationalization of Finnish education system. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Oulu, Finland. He received the 2012 Education Award in Finland and the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in the United States for his work and is a nominee for the 2013 Bammy Award in the United States.
For more information, go to http://pasisahlberg.com/
His professional interests are in educational innovation and change with a particular focus on leadership, quality development and self-evaluation. He is an Austrian representative for international cooperations such as EU, ENTEP, OECD. He is the scientific co-director of the Austrian Leadership Academy. He has been involved in research projects on educational leadership and policy development and his publications have been translated into several languages.
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