Helen Timperley is Professor of Education at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her early teaching and school leadership career led to a research focus on promoting leadership, organizational and professional learning to improve the educational experience of students currently under-served by our education systems.
In this interview, which is part of the Lead the Change Series of the American Educational Research Association Educational Change Special Interest Group, Timperley shares her vision for successful educational change:
“My vision for educational change to be successful includes policy makers, school leaders, teachers and students all having the knowledge and skills to undertake effective diagnoses of challenging situations and the capacity to design fit-for-purpose solutions.”
This Lead the Change interview appears as part of a series that features experts from around the globe, highlights promising research and practice, and offers expert insight on small- and large-scale educational change. Recently, Lead the Change has also published interviews with Diane Ravitch, and the contributors to Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform (Teachers College Press, 2013) edited by Helen Janc Malone, have participated in a series of blogs from Education Week.
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