Dr Cheng Yong Tan
Cheng Yong Tan is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. His concerns with the uneven quality and often inequality of student educational outcomes in many parts of the world provide a powerful impetus to his research endeavours investigating the roles of families and schools in student learning. More specifically, he is interested to unravel how and why family background variables such as socioeconomic status and family capital contribute to student learning.
Dr. Tan endeavours to find a research niche interrogating how families and schools interact to either reinforce or compromise student learning. The multilevel modelling of student achievement, both in terms of educational quality and equality, using data from large-scale international assessments best characterizes his current research emphasis and trajectory.
Dr. Avis Glaze
Dr Glaze is one of Canada’s outstanding educators and a recognized international leader in education. Roderick Benns’ new publication ‘The Children Cannot Wait – A biography of Avis Glaze’ provides a guide to promoting action in improving educational outcomes in your classroom, school, district or department of education while following the career of Avis Glaze. From classroom teacher to Superintendent of Schools and Director of Education, this award-winning educator has experience at all levels of the school system.
Avis’ international contributions were, once again, recognized when she received the Robert Owen Award, the first of its kind offered in Scotland. She was also invited to Norway by Queen Sonya to address the issue of how schools can build better societies. Most recently, she was appointed as one of the International Education Advisers to help overhaul the Scottish education system, focussing on the government priorities of closing the attainment gap, achieving equity and system reform.
Dr. Carol Campbell
Dr. Carol Campbell is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change and Co-Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Secretariat at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is an appointed Education Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Education in Ontario, a member of the International Council of Education Advisers to the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Scotland, and a member of the Wales Education Commission. Carol is also a member of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership’s International Advisory Board. Her current research projects include: the state of educators’ professional learning in Canada; Ontario’s Teacher Learning and Leadership Program; and an international study of teacher identity. Carol’s recent co-authored books are: Teacher Learning and Leadership: Of, By and For Teachers (Routledge), Empowering Educators in Canada (Jossey-Bass) and Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World (Jossey-Bass). She is an active social media contributor on Twitter @CarolCampbell4.
Carol has held education, academic and policy roles in Canada, USA and UK. She is originally from Scotland and holds a PhD from the University of Strathclyde.