What is GELP?
The Global Education Leaders’ Program sets out to transform education, effectively and sustainably, at local, national and global levels. It envisages education systems that equip every learner with the skills, expertise and knowledge to survive and thrive in the 21st century.
The Program is a partnership of thought leaders and consultants from world-class organizations, collaborating in a global community with teams of key education leaders who are seriously committed both to transforming education in practice and to developing the personal skills they need to lead the changes required.
At the heart of GELP’s vision is the fostering of Education 3.0: new pedagogies, curricula and assessment methods that enable every student to develop higher order capabilities. For this to be realised, appropriate technology, leadership, professional development, policies and governance also have to be in place.
The four key objectives of the Program are to:
• accelerate and sustain transformation efforts within members' local and national systems for the benefit of all learners;
• develop transformational capacity and personal efficacy in education system leaders;
• advocate and refine the vision of 21st century teaching and learning and to disseminate widely the knowledge and learning generated through GELP; and
• facilitate a global community of education leaders and change agents.
The current GELP jurisdictions are: Australia and the state of Victoria; the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in Canada; Chaoyang district in Beijing, China; Brazil; the Council of Chief State School Officers and the City of New York in the USA; England; Finland; India; New Zealand; and South Korea. For more information, please see the jurisdictions pages.
Each jurisdiction team is supported through six-monthly collaborative events, extended workshops, on-site and remote consultancy support, cross-country working groups and webinars. At the biannual Global Events, the whole GELP community meets in one of the participating countries to share leading-edge thinking and ideas. Teams work together to solve mutual challenges and offer critical support to one another.
The program has drawn on specialist contributions from a wide range of organisations in addition to its partners, including Hay Group, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, McKinsey & Co, Bridge, and the Asia Education Foundation.