Convener: Professors Hugh Whittaker and Takehiko Kariya
Speaker: Lucy Crehan, Education Researcher and Author
Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer, an author, and an international education consultant. She taught science and psychology at a secondary school in London before becoming interested in education research and policy, completing a Masters, and setting off on an educational exploration around the world’s top performing education systems. She helped out in schools and lived with teachers in Finland, Canada, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Shanghai, spending a month in each place.
Since returning from her trip she has published a trade book – Cleverlands – recounting her findings, written a specialist book on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO, advised the UK government as part of a working group on teacher workload, and spoken about her work at conferences in the UK, US, France and Sweden. She spent a year working as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at Education Development Trust, and now works as an independent consultant and author.