Zayed University International Conference

Conference Plenary Speakers

What We Have Learned from 20 Years of School Effectiveness and School Improvement Research, and What This Means for Schools and Teachers
Plenary Session 1  Sunday March 31st, 11:30-12:30
Tony Townsend.  Read his bio here.
In his speech, he will address the general issue of standards from an international perspective.

How the Drive for Academic Standards Has Driven Education Reform in the US
Plenary Session 2  Sunday March 31st, 3:15-4:15
Christopher Cross.  Read his bio here.
In his speech, he will talk about the care for and evolution of standards in the US, what constitutes a good standard, how standards relate to systemic reform, the current status of the standards movement and the challenges that currently face the standards movement.

A Question of Standards
Plenary Session 3  Monday April 1st, 9:00-10:00

John MacBeath. Read his bio here.

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Hamdan Award for Academic Excellence
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