Fernando M. Reimers

Professor Fernando M. Reimers is Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of Global Education Innovation initiative and of International Education Policy Program at Harvard University.

Professor Reimers is an expert in the field of Global Education. His research and teaching focus on the relationship between education policy, innovation, leadership and quality improvement to support children and youth in developing the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. As part of the work of the Global Education innovation Initiative he and his colleagues have just finished a comparative study of the goals of education as reflected in the curriculum in Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United States, published by Harvard Education Press http://hepg.org/hephome/books/teaching-and-learning-for-the-twenty-first-century.

His writings have conceptualized and defined the profile of a globally competent graduate in the 21st century. He chairs an annual ThinkTank that brings to Harvard University leaders of thought and practice in global education around the world.

He is also active advising governments, international development organizations, universities, publican independent schools and other educational institutions to improve their quality and relevance. He is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education where he chairs the Strategic Planning Committee which works with all Universities in the State aligning their strategic plans with the State's Vision Project. He recently led a series of activities to support the Ministers of Education of the Americas in developing an education strategy for the hemisphere, as a result of a Presidential Summit convened by the Organization of American States. He serves on the education advisory board of the Asia Pacific Economic Council, where he advises the development and implementation of the education strategy. He is also working with the Warkey Foundation supporting a global network of exemplary teachers in defining 21 century learning and pedagogy.

He is a member of the US Commission for UNESCO and works with policy makers in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Education and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

More information about his work is available on this website: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=fernando reimers.