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Michael Connelly
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Michael Connelly to receive honorary degree from Education University of Hong Kong

December 22, 2020

Professor Emeritus Michael Connelly of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is receiving an honorary doctorate from the Education University of Hong Kong.

Connelly is one of three honorary degree recipients announced by the university, which said in a statement that it was conferring the honours “in recognition of the significant contributions they have made in their respective fields in advancing education and inspiring the next generation.”

A leading authority in the field of curriculum and instruction, Connelly joined OISE in 1968 and is renowned for his work on curriculum studies, science education, school reform, teacher education and development, and multiculturalism.

The founding director of the OISE Centre for Teacher Development, now called Continuing and Professional Learning, he was also a director of a Hong Kong Institute of Education/OISE Doctoral Program, and a founder and editor of Curriculum Inquiry. His hundreds of publications includeThe Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction and Narrative Inquiry for School-based Research. His many accolades include: Outstanding Canadian Curriculum Scholar Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education; Whitworth Award for Educational Research from the Canadian Education Association, and American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Publication Award. 

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