Connelly, F. Michael

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Connelly, F. Michael

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F. Michael Connelly is Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT). He co-directs the seven-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Research Grant, Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China.He is the Education Judge for The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Book awards, given annually by the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

He was Director of the Canada Project, Second International Science Study,International; Association for the Evaluation of Student Achievement, and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Education/OISE/UT doctoral program. He has made teaching a priority, with many former students winning dissertation, and research and teaching awards. He has worked with schools, school boards, and teacher organizations; and wrote policy papers for the Science Teachers Association of Ontario, the Ontario Teachers Federation, the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Government of Egypt, the Government of Queensland Australia, UNICEF, OECD, the World Bank, and the League of Arab States. He has held numerous research grants and has close to 300 publications. His research work takes place in practitioner school-based settings. Among his major collaborative works are: The Functions of Curriculum Development (1972), Teachers as Curriculum Planners: Narratives of Experience (1988), Stories of Experience and Narrative Inquiry (1990, which coined the term Narrative Inquiry), the Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction (2008), Narrative Inquiry for School-based Research (2010) and the overview chapters on curriculum for the Elsevier International encyclopedia of education (2010) and The Routledge companion to education (2011).

Connelly received AERA’s Division B Lifetime Achievement Award, the Canadian Society for the Study of Education’s Outstanding Canadian Curriculum Scholar Award, the Canadian Education Association Whitworth award, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association’s award for excellence in teaching, and other scholarly awards, and most recently, Outstanding Publication Award by Narrative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). ). He is profiled in the book Leaders in Curriculum: intellectual self-portraits.

He has worked internationally in human resource development, curriculum, teacher education, and community schools in Jordan, Egypt, Hong Kong, West Indies, Columbia, and China. He drafted the terms of reference for the Egyptian Professional Academy of Teachers and as UNICEF consultant to The League of Arab States wrote a policy paper on pan-Arab curriculum and teacher education. His long-term, ongoing, urban education research program in Bay Street Community School is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. With Shijing Xu he established the SSHRC supported Beijing-Toronto-Shanghai Sister School Network, one of the foundation programs on which the Partnership is built, He is keen on fostering cross cultural educational understanding.

F. Michael Connelly served as editor and co-editor of "Curriculum Inquiry" from 1980-2005.


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Added to AtoM by Maya Pasternak, July 2019.




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