The power of networks for co-creating Educational Futures – A conversation with Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley, Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, is recognized as one of the foremost experts in educational change including the power of networks for advancing public education. His most recent publication, The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity, sets out principles …

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A partnership and a commitment to action – Manchester Metropolitan University, November 11-12, 2019

The purpose of this meeting was to bring together 15-20 representative senior leaders and staff from teacher organizations and academic researchers from around the world to develop a strategic plan to help the academy and teacher organizations to rethink and produce new ways to work together.  The Manchester meeting was …

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Sydney Summit, March, 2019

The Manchester meeting partly built on some of the early informal conversations initiated in Sydney, Australia this past March. The Sydney summit brought together 22 invited academics and teacher unions focused on the theme of Advancing the influence and impact of educational research in the public interest 2019-2022. At the Sydney meeting …

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What are Education Futures?

Currently among teacher organizations the stated commitment to advocacy for public education through strategic foresight and research is often challenged by a seemingly endless chain of internally and externally driven short-term concerns (McCollow, 2017). The initial impetus of the network two years ago in the initial Sydney Summit was the …

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