Carol Anne Spreen

Carol Anne Spreen is a professor of International Education at New York University. Her policy and advocacy work focus on issues of education rights, school reform, and educational inequality both domestically and internationally. Her research is on issues of equity and social justice through rights-based advocacy and teaching in the US, Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the last two decades she has served as a researcher for several progressive education reform centers: School Redesign Network (SRN), National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST), Center for Research and Evaluation on Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), and North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). Her current research focuses on teacher’s lives and work, the impact of privatization and standardized testing on public education, and using participatory/action research to study the long term impact poverty in urban and rural communities on educational access and outcomes. She serves as a “Critical Friend” for Education International, the umbrella organization for the world’s teacher unions and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. Carol Anne has taught or worked across every level of education - from a bi-lingual kindergarten teacher in Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, to university professor at the University of Maryland,  the University of Virginia and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education in 2001 from Teachers College, Columbia University, M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois - Chicago and BA in International development and education from American University.

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