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International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA)

Role of the group

The International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) was established in 2016 to advise Ministers on how best to achieve excellence and equity in our Scottish education system.

The ICEA's role will be:

  • to advise on the Scottish Government's priorities for education and ensure policy and practice
  • to ensure the actions set out in the Delivery Plan published in June 2016 are influenced by international best practice
  • to advise on the reporting and planning cycle of the National Improvement Framework

The ICEA has two formal meetings a year, but will take forward a workplan between meetings.

Members

The membership of the ICEA draws upon world-leading education and business experts with a range of knowledge and extensive experience of advising educators and governments on education leadership, school improvement and reform.

  • Dr Carol Campbell - Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change and Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

  • Professor Christopher Chapman - Chris Chapman is Chair of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow and Co-Director What Works Scotland

  • Professor Graham Donaldson - over 40 years in education and has worked in schools, universities and local and central government

  • Jayne-Anne Gadhia - Chief Executive of Virgin Money, a Non-Executive Director of Business in the Community, and has roles on a number of advisory groups including the Financial Services Advisory Board, the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group, and the FCA Practitioner Panel Advisory Group

  • Dr Avis Glaze - one of Canada's outstanding educators with extensive experience in international education

  • Professor Andy Hargreaves - Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College

  • Professor Alma Harris - Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership at the University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Dr Pak Tee Ng, Associate Dean, Leadership Learning, and Head of the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore

  • Dr Pasi Sahlberg - a Finnish educator, author and scholar

  • Dr Allison Skerrett - Associate Professor in Language and Literacy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

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