Editorial team

  • Editor-in-Chief


    Andy Hargreaves, Boston College, USA.
  • Managing Editor


    Katherine Thompson, Boston College, USA.
  • Publisher


    Sharon Parkinson, Emerald Group Publishing , UK.
  • Senior Content Editor


    Sophie Barr, Emerald Group Publishing, UK.
  • Editorial Advisory Board


    Jorge Avila de Lima, University of the Azores, Portugal.
  • David L. Blustein, Boston College, USA.
  • Carol Campbell, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Chris Chapman, University of Glasgow, UK.
  • Cristian Cox-Donoso, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.
  • Alan Daly, University of California, San Diego, USA.
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute, USA.
  • Michael Fullan, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Ellen B. Goldring, Vanderbilt University, USA.
  • Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, USA.
  • Alma Harris, Institute of Education, London, UK.
  • John Hattie, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jonathan Jansen, Stanford University , USA.
  • Carrie Leana, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Wing On Lee, Zhengzhou University , People's Republic of China.
  • Henry Levin, Columbia University, USA.
  • Ann Lieberman, Stanford University, USA.
  • Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Boston College, USA.
  • Jorunn Moller, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Pak Tee Ng, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Pedro Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Jeannie Oakes, UCLA, USA.
  • Izhar Oplatka, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  • Pasi Sahlberg, Arizona State University , USA.
  • Pamela Sammons, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Karen Seashore Louis, University of Minnesota, USA.
  • Allison Skerrett, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • Peter Sleegers, BMC Consultancy, Netherlands.
  • Helen Stapylton Timperley, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Amy Tsui, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Ken Zeichner, University of Washington, USA.
  • Michalinos Zembylas, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus.
  • Yong Zhao, University of Oregon, USA.

Andy Hargreaves


Boston College, USAAndy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

Before that he was the co-founder and co-Director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Andy has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have achieved outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. One of these, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Michael Fullan, 2012) has received three prizes including the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award in Education for 2015.

Andy serves as adviser in education to the Premier of Ontario, is founding editor of two scholarly journals, and is President Elect of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. In January 2015, he was ranked the #6 scholar with most influence on US policy.

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Katherine Thompson


Boston College, USAKatherine Thompson

Katherine Thompson is originally from Massachusetts where she currently resides after spending a number of years living in California and abroad.

She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, as well as an MA in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. Katherine has taught in the U.S., and at American international schools in Italy, and in Spain. She is currently a doctoral student, with a focus on Leadership, Policy, and Educational Change, at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

Sharon Parkinson


Emerald Group Publishing , UKSharon Parkingson

Sharon is the Publisher for a collection of educational research journals at Emerald.

She has worked in academic publishing for over 20 years covering marketing, new launches, editorial, and in recent years has had publishing responsibility for a range of journals and series in education. Her role involves developing the titles in her portfolio: working closely with editors to ensure strong sustainable titles, and with authors to ensure maximum impact for their published work. She has a BA (Hons) in Social Science from the University of Bradford.

Sophie Barr


Emerald Group Publishing, UKSophie Barr

Sophie Barr is Senior Content Editor for the Education and Strategy journal portfolios.

Sophie graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Economic and Social History and started working at Emerald in May 2011.

Jorge Avila de Lima


University of the Azores, PortugalJorge Avila de Lima

Jorge Avila de Lima is Associate Professor (with aggregation) at the Department of Education, University of the Azores, Portugal.

He holds a graduate degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova, Lisbon, and a masters degree in Social Analysis of Education from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

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David L. Blustein


Boston College, USADavid L. Blustein

David L. Blustein is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

Professor Blustein is a Fellow of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and he has received the Division 17 Early Career Scientist-Practitioner Award, the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research, and the Extended Research Award by the American Counseling Association.

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Carol Campbell


University of Toronto, CanadaCarol Campbell

Carol Campbell is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change and Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Educational Research (KNAER) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

Carol is an appointed Education Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Education in Ontario. She is known for her commitment to combining evidence from professional knowledge and research to develop capacity for educational improvement. Her previous roles include: Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) at Stanford University, USA; serving in senior official roles in the Ontario Ministry of Education; and education, academic and policy roles in the UK.

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Chris Chapman


University of Glasgow, UKChris Chapman

Professor Christopher Chapman was appointed Chair of Education and Public Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow in January 2013.

Prior to this he was Professor of Education at the University of Manchester and previously held academic and research posts at the universities of Nottingham and Warwick. Before moving into academia Chris taught in challenging secondary schools in Birmingham where he undertook a part-time MA before completing his Ph.D thesis on intervention and improvement in schools in challenging circumstances.

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Cristian Cox-Donoso


Universidad Diego Portales, ChileCristian Cox-Donoso

Cristian Cox (Ph.D. Sociology, University of London, 1984) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education of Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.

Formerly he was the head of the Curriculum and Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Education of Chile (1998-2006), Director of the Center for Research on Educational Policy and Practice (CEPPE) of Universidad Catolica de Chile (2008-2011), and Dean of this University's Faculty of Education (2012-2015).

A researcher and policy maker, he led the design and implementation of the 1990s curriculum reform of the school system of his country, was Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University in 2005, and belongs to the Project Advisory Committee of the International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS-2016), of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

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Alan Daly


University of California, San Diego, USAAlan Daly

Alan Daly graduated from Clark University with a BA in Psychology, received a MS in Counseling from San Diego State University, and a MA and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Over the last 15 years, Alan has held a wide variety of positions in public education ranging from classroom teacher to district psychologist to site administrator. In addition to his K-12 public education experience, Alan has most recently been the Program Director for the Center for Educational Leadership and Effective Schools at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Linda Darling-Hammond


Learning Policy Institute, USALinda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University where she is Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

Linda is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and member of the National Academy of Education as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research and policy work focus on issues of educational equity, teaching quality, and school reform. She has advised school leaders and policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Michael Fullan


University of Toronto, CanadaMichael Fullan

Michael Fullan is a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning.

Michael is currently Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and is Special Adviser on Education to Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and from Nipissing University in Canada.

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Ellen B. Goldring


Vanderbilt University, USAEllen B. Goldring

Ellen B. Goldring (PhD University of Chicago) is Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, and Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

At Vanderbilt she won the Alexander Heard Distinguished Professor award. She is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and is Vice-President of AERA's Division L (Policy and Politics).

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Eric Hanushek


Stanford University, USAEric Hanushek

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education at the Hoover Institution.

A leader in the development of the economic analysis of educational issues, his research spans the impact on achievement of teacher quality, high-stakes accountability, and class-size reduction. He pioneered measuring teacher quality on the basis of student achievement, the foundation for current research into the value-added evaluations of teachers and schools.

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Alma Harris


Institute of Education, London, UKAlma Harris

Dr Alma Harris is Professor of Educational Leadership at the Institute of Education (IOE, London).

She is currently Professor and Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership at the University of Malaya. From 2008, she was the Pro-Director (Leadership) at the Institute of Education, London. In 2010/12 she was a senior policy adviser to the Welsh Government. Her research work focuses primarily on leading organizational change and development. She is internationally known for her work on school improvement, focusing particularly on improving schools in challenging circumstances.

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John Hattie


University of Melbourne, AustraliaJohn Hattie

Professor John Hattie is an educationalist with research interests in education assessment and evaluation.

He was awarded a PhD in education from the University of Toronto in 1981. He is currently the Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Jonathan Jansen


Stanford University , USAJonathan Jansen

Jonathan Jansen is Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State and President of the South African Institute of Race Relations.

He holds a PhD from Stanford University, the MS degree from Cornell University, and honorary doctorates of education from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Cleveland State University (USA), and the University of Vermont (USA, 2014).

He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Developing World.

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Carrie Leana


University of Pittsburgh, USACarrie Leana

Carrie Leana is the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at the University of Pittsburgh

Here she holds appointments in the Katz Graduate School of Business, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the Learning Research and Development Center. She is also Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Health and Care Work, serves on the Board of Directors of the Aging Institute, and on the national advisory board of the School of Public Health. She is also on the Advisory Board of the European Union Center and the Center for West European Studies.

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Wing On Lee


Zhengzhou University , People's Republic of ChinaWing On Lee

Professor Lee Wing On obtained his Bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong in 1977 and PhD degree from University of Durham in 1988.

Professor Lee has 20 years of senior management experience in the tertiary education sector. Prior to his appointment at the Open University of Hong Kong, he served as Dean of Education Research at National Institute of Education, Singapore.

He has also previously served in various capacities at Hong Kong Institute of Education as Vice President (Academic) & Deputy to President, Acting President and Chair Professor of Comparative Education, Founding Dean of the School of Foundations in Education, Head of two Departments and Centre for Citizenship Education.

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Henry Levin


Columbia University, USAHenry Levin

Henry M. Levin is the William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

He is Director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, a non-partisan entity, and Co-Director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education. He is also the David Jacks Professor of Higher Education and Economics, Emeritus, at Stanford University where he served from 1968-99 after working as an economist at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

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Ann Lieberman


Stanford University, USAAnn Lieberman

Dr Ann Lieberman was previously a Senior Scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is Professor Emeritus of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Ann is widely known for her work in the areas of teacher leadership and development, collaborative research, networks and school-university partnerships, and the problems and prospects for understanding educational change.

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Rebecca Lowenhaupt


Boston College, USARebecca Lowenhaupt

Dr Rebecca Lowenhaupt is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.

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Jorunn Moller


University of Oslo, NorwayJorunn Moller

Jorunn Moller is a Professor at the University of Oslo in the Department of Teacher Education and School Research.

Her professional interests are in the areas of educational leadership and governance, reform policies and school accountability. The interplay between structure and agency is a key aspect in her studies.

She has been involved in a range of research projects on school leadership and educational reform and is participating in international research networks in the field of school leadership (ISSPP), and in the field of policy and governance across Europe (LE@DS).

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Pak Tee Ng


National Institute of Education, SingaporePak Tee Ng

Pak Tee Ng is Associate Dean, Leadership Learning and the Head of Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

He teaches in the programmes for school leaders (Principal-ship and Head-of-Department-ship), postgraduate programmes for research candidates (Master, EdD and PhD) and in the foundation programmes for trainee teachers.

Pak Tee is also the Executive Editor of Educational Research for Policy and Practice, the flagship journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association.

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Pedro Noguera


University of California, Los Angeles, USAPedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.

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Jeannie Oakes


UCLA, USAJeannie Oakes

Jeannie Oakes was a Presidential Professor in Educational Equity in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

She also was the founder and former director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access (IDEA), former director of the University of California's All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (ACCORD), as well as the founding director of Center X.

Oakes' research focused on schooling inequalities and followed the progress of educators and activists seeking socially just schools.

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Izhar Oplatka


Tel Aviv University, IsraelIzhar Oplatka

Izhar Oplatka is a Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership at The School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel and the head of the dept. of Educational Policy and Administration.

Prof. Oplatka's research focuses on the lives and career of school teachers and principals, educational marketing, emotions and educational administration, and the foundations of educational administration as a field of study.

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Pasi Sahlberg


Arizona State University , USAPasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and scholar.

He worked as a teacher, teacher educator, and policy adviser 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, D.C. (2003-2007), the European Commission (2007-2009) and the OECD as an external expert advising foreign governments in more than 50 countries around the world.

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Pamela Sammons


University of Oxford, UKPamela Sammons

Pamela Sammons is a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.

From 2004-2009 she was a Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham and a member of the Teacher and Leadership Research Centre (TLRC) there.

Previously she was a Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London and Coordinating Director of its International School Effectiveness & Improvement Centre (1999-2004).

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Karen Seashore Louis


University of Minnesota, USAKaren Seashore Louis

Karen Seashore Louis is a Regents Professor and the Robert H. Beck Chair in the Department of Organizational Policy, Leadership, and Development at the University of Minnesota.

She has also served as the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota, Department Chair, and Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

Her work focuses on school improvement and reform, school effectiveness, leadership in school settings, and the politics of knowledge use in education.

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Allison Skerrett


University of Texas at Austin, USAAllison Skerrett

Dr Allison Skerrett is an associate professor in the Language and Literacy Studies program area and an affiliate faculty member in the Cultural Studies in Education program area.

Her teaching and research interests include secondary English education, adolescent literacy, and sociocultural influences on teaching and learning.

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Peter Sleegers


BMC Consultancy, NetherlandsPeter Sleegers

Peter Sleegers is Professor of Educational Organization and Management at the University of Twente.

He has published extensively on leadership, innovation and educational policy in more than 60 referred journal articles and several edited books. Current research projects are studies into the effects of educational leadership on student motivation for school, longitudinal research into sustainability of reforms and design studies into professional learning communities.

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Helen Stapylton Timperley


University of Auckland, New ZealandHelen Stapylton Timperley

Helen Stapylton Timperley is Professor in Learning, Development and Professional Practice at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland.

Her research interests include promoting professional learning and schooling improvement through the development of adaptive expertise in ways that create better outcomes for student learners, particularly those under-served by our education systems.

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Amy Tsui


University of Hong Kong, Hong KongAmy Tsui

Professor Amy B.M. Tsui is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Chair Professor (Chair of Language and Education) at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Tsui studied English literature and linguistics and graduated from HKU in 1971. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Birmingham in 1986. Professor Tsui has also taught at the National University of Singapore and the Chinese University of Hong Kong before joining HKU in 1990.

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Ken Zeichner


University of Washington, USAKen Zeichner

Ken Zeichner is Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Washington, he spent 33 years on the faculty in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time, he spent 9 years as Associate Dean for Teacher Education and International Education and many more years as the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

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Michalinos Zembylas


Open University of Cyprus, CyprusMichalinos Zembylas

Michalinos Zembylas is Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus.

He is also Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa.

He has written extensively on emotion and affect in relation to social justice pedagogies, intercultural and peace education, human rights education and citizenship education.

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Yong Zhao


University of Oregon, USAYong Zhao

Yong Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon.

Here he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership.

He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education.

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