INTERNATIONAL EXPERT REFERENCE GROUP

PROFESSOR JORUNN MØLLER

University of Oslo, Norway

Professor Møller’s expertise arises from involvement in international research networks on educational policy, management and leadership and in particular the impact of Norway’s policy-borrowing from Anglo-American nations in regard to school self-management on administrators and teachers. Her current projects involve a) disentangling the complexity of legal standards and school leaders’ professional judgment and b) examining how school leaders make sense of social justice and democracy in their practice.

PROFESSOR LISBETH LUNDAHL

Umeå University, Sweden

Professor Lundahl has written extensively on the Swedish school choice revolution and its policy and equity implications and what that means for the Nordic model of education which historically aimed at social justice, equality and cohesion.

 

PROFESSOR PAT THOMSON

University of Nottingham, UK

Professor Thomson has written extensively on the educational leadership and social justice implications of the restructuring of the English public system, including the rise of non-government players establishing school academies and networks. As well as writing about the Australian education system, and comparing Australia and England, she has been directly involved in Australian schooling as a principal and policy maker.

PROFESSOR PAULINE LIPMAN

University of Illinois, Chicago, US

Professor Lipman’s interdisciplinary research focuses on race, class, and political economy of urban education, particularly the inter-relationship of education policy and urban restructuring and radical social transformation. In coalition with community organizations, parents, and the Chicago Teachers Union, she has been involved in struggles against school closings, education privatization, sustainable community schools, and racial justice.

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