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VIRTUAL EVENT: Trust, accountability and capacity in education system reform

10 March 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Teachers standing in front of whiteboard with post-it notes. Image: Marília Castelli via Unsplash

How can trust, capacity and accountability help us understand successful and unsuccessful change in different education system reforms?

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Bernie Munoz

This webinar will discuss the highlights of the new book ‘Trust, Accountability and Capacity in Education System Reform: Global Perspectives in Comparative Education’.

The book presents trust, capacity and accountability as the three building blocks of education systems and education system reform. 

This webinar will show how these three concepts interact with consequences that vary among countries and how the framework allows understanding of successful and unsuccessful change. 

Examples from the country chapters in part two of the book (Chile, the US, Finland, Singapore, the Netherlands and South Africa) will be used to illustrate the framework.

DLL seminar series

The Department of Learning and Leadership (DLL) seminar series showcases ongoing research and brings the wider community together to discuss pressing research and policy-oriented issues of national and international concern.


Image: Marilia Castelli via Unsplash

About the Speaker

Professor Melanie Ehren

Honorary Professor at the UCL Institute of Education

Melanie is also Professor in Educational Governance and the Director of the research institute LEARN! at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

She will be presenting the highlights of her new book edited with Dr Jacqueline Baxter from the Open University.

More about Professor Melanie Ehren