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Professor John MacBeath, OBE

John MacBeath is the Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Cambridge and until 2000, was the Director of the Quality in Education Centre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

He is Director of Learning for Leadership: The Cambridge Network and the Wallenberg Centre. He is Chairman of the International Network for Educational Improvement and consultant to the Hong Kong Education Department on school effectiveness. Other consultancies have been with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UNESCO and ILO (International Labor Organisation), the Bertelsmann Foundation and the European Commission on School Self-evaluation and European
Indicators.

From 1997 to 2000 he was a member of the Governor's Task Force on Standards and from 1997 to 1999 Scotland's Action Group on Standards. He is also a member of a number of Government working parties: on Beacon Schools, on Schools in Challenging Circumstances and on Lord Puttnam's Education and the Media policy group.

Recent Publications include:

MacBeath, J. and Mortimore, P. (2001) Improving School Effectiveness, Buckingham, Open University Press

MacBeath, J. and Moos, L. (2001) Skolen kan svare for sig selv. Fredrikshavn, Dafolo

MacBeath, J., Jakobsen, L., Meurat, D. and Schratz, M. (2000) Self-evaluation in European schools: A Story of Change, London, Routledge

MacBeath, J. (1999) Schools must speak for themseves: the case for school self-evaluation, London, Routledge

MacBeath, J. and Myers, K. (1999) Effectve School Leaders, London, Prentice-Hall

Hamdan Award for Academic Excellence
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