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Immobilising imperatives: Policy challenges in Canadian education - 8 November 2022

This event was part of the CPPR Lunchtime Seminar series.

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Ralf St. Clair will describe and discuss policy challenges and responses within the Canadian education system overall, and with respect to K-12, Further and Higher, and Adult sectors.

Canada is a vast country with federal, provincial and local funding and policy involvement in education. The country is officially bilingual, effectively multilingual, and is experiencing claims to representation in policy processes from New Canadians, racialised groups, and - perhaps most significantly - from indigenous peoples. Despite overt differences from England, the effect of these challenges is similar in significant ways. The commonalities and differences will be explored in this session.

Speaker: Professor Ralf St. Clair

Ralf St. Clair is Professor at the University of Victoria with an abiding interest in adult and higher education. He was Dean of the Faculty of Education from 2014-2022 and formerly Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Glasgow. His most recent book was Learning-Centred Leadership in Higher Education, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.

In the academic year 2022-23, Professor St. Clair is a visiting scholar at the School of Education, Communication & Society, King’s College London.


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