The Program

Ben Levin

Date and time: Sunday, June 2, 12:15–13:20
Title: How can research best contribute to policy and practice?

Researchers often feel that their work is overlooked in the “real” worlds of policy and practice, while policy makers and practitioners may have difficulty accessing timely research that is relevant to their work. In his Big Thinking lecture, Ben Levin draws on examples from the field of education that can be applied across disciplines to demonstrate ways in which the connections between research, policy and practice can be strengthened, and, thus, bring these worlds closer together.

Ben Levin is the Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He has authored several works on education issues and his research interests include large-scale change, poverty and inequity, and finding better ways to connect research to policy and practice in education. He has worked with private research organizations, school districts, provincial governments, and national and international agencies, and served as Deputy Minister for Education for the Province of Ontario from 2004 to 2009.


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