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OISE researcher Carol Campbell to lead Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research


August 27, 2013

by OISE Staff

Carol CampbellThe Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto announced the appointment of Carol Campbell as the Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research-Réseau d’échange des connaissances pour la recherche appliquée en éducation (KNAER-RECRAE).

Dr. Campbell, a professor in OISE's department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education is well-known for her commitment to and experience in connecting evidence, policy and practice for educational improvement.

Before joining OISE, Carol served as Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education at Stanford University, and held several senior positions in the Ontario Ministry of Education: Senior Executive Officer for The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat responsible for research, evaluation and data; Chief Research Officer for Education; and Director of the Education Research & Evaluation Strategy Branch.

Carol completed her doctorate at Strathclyde University, and held teaching and research posts at both Strathclyde and Glasgow universities. She joined the faculty of the Institute of Education, University of London, and served as Policy Advisor to the U.K. government on strategies for improving school district performance, and as Commissioner for London Schools to create a framework for teachers’ professional development.

"Carol is an exceptional choice for the Director role" said OISE dean Julia O'Sullivan. "Under her leadership, we can look forward to highly successful outcomes for the KNAER-RECRAE."

KNAER-RECRAE is a joint initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Education, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Toronto, supporting the Ontario Ministry of Education's commitment to developing and implementing policies, programs, and practices that are evidence-based, research-informed, and connected to provincial education goals.