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Michael Fullan      

Innovator & Leader in Teacher Education

Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, Fullan is engaged in advising policymakers and local leaders around the world on how to help all children receive an education.

He is currently special advisor to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario. His book Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward; Breakthrough, written with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola, won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education, written with Geoff Scott, won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009; and Change Wars, written with Andy Hargreaves, was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward. His latest books include Professional Capital of Teachers and Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge.

Michael Fullan was born in Toronto, Ontario, the eldest of seven hockey-playing boys. He turned in his skates for books at the age of 18 and slowly worked his way into academia earning a PhD in sociology in 1969. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; from Nipissing University in Canada; and from the University of Leicester in England.


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Leadership in a Culture of Change

Managing for Change: Union Roles in System Reforms

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