A revealing look into the world's 'top performing' classrooms and what really drives educational success
Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer and an international education consultant. She taught science and psychology at a secondary school in London for three years before turning her sights to research and policy and gaining a distinction in her master's in Politics, Development and Democratic Education at the University of Cambridge. Since returning from her groundbreaking trip around the world's 'top-performing' education systems, she has published a report on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO, advised the UK government as part of a working group on teacher workload, and spoken about her work at conferences in the UK, the US and Sweden. She now works as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at the Education Development Trust. Lucy lives in Bath with her fiancU Mark.
"Lucy Crehan's book is refreshingly fair-minded and makes a case that there is a lot to learn about how other countries learn." -- Books of the Year * Economist * "Audacious and important . . . Cleverlands is not just for specialists: it's a wry and accessible narrative of personal enterprise." * Prospect * "Mind-expanding and topical . . . completely fascinating. As a serving primary school governor, I read it avidly, and it made me dream of an education system that is designed by thoughtful, experienced and caring teachers." * Bookseller * "Crehan's work has the edge . . . a powerful defence of the idea that there is a lot to learn from how other countries learn." * Economist * "Thought-provoking . . . a must-read" -- Sir Clive Woodward "A major breakthrough" -- Sir Michael Barber "A remarkable and original book . . . should be required reading" -- Dylan Wiliam