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Symposium explores ways to turn exemplars of excellence into learning systems

By Melinda George
February 2018
Vol. 39 No. 1
It might seem obvious to say that Learning Forward believes that education is the learning profession. Yet as obvious as that seems, it isn’t the norm, particularly for educators in the U.S. The concept of a learning profession combines the ideals of a continuously improving organization and the aspiration that educators be recognized and supported as members of a legitimate profession. Fortunately, educators in many nations experience such a profession, to greater and lesser degrees depending on context and location, and Learning Forward is committed to learning with and from the best practices of successful systems around the world. Representatives from more than 20 organizations met as part of Learning Forward’s Annual Conference in Orlando in December 2017 for a symposium on the future of

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Melinda George

Melinda George (melinda. george@learningforward.org) is Learning Forward’s director of policy and partnerships.



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