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Tuesday, April 11 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Achievement with Integrity: The Promise of the Present Moment

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What kinds of issues should be of paramount importance for educators today? Observers have noted that Alberta and other Canadian provinces are high achievers on international assessments of student learning but that Canadian students were 17th out of 27 nations on well-being according to a 2013 UNICEF study. Other countries show an inverse pattern, with students indicating high levels of well-being but only performing at an average level on the same assessments. These discrepancies lead us to ask: How can we know that our students are reaching their full potential in mastering difficult academic subjects, but also know that they are facing the future with optimism and confidence? This symposium is aimed at all educators who want to find new ways to combine academic achievement with professional integrity.

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Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in the US. He has written many books on school improvement and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change. His newest book is entitled "The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity."

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Roar Grøttvik

Political adviser, Union of Education Norway
Roar Grøttvik has worked for the teachers' union movement, the last 30 years as an employee, since he started to work as a teacher in 1978 after finishing his university and teaching degree in Bergen, Norway. His subjects are Mathematics, Physics, History and English. He has worked as a teacher mainly in lower secondary education. In the union he has worked as a negotiator for wages and working conditions, as a research investigator, as a member... Read More →

Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alhambra Room