Lynn Bosetti

Professor and Head, School of Education, LaTrobe University, Melbourne

Lynn Bosetti is a professor and Head of the School of Education at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. After earning her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta she became a secondary school teacher with the Calgary Board of Education. Then, following her studies towards an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Alberta, Ms. Bosetti worked as a professor of education for over twenty years in the faculty of education at the University of Calgary during which time she served in various senior administration roles as well as Director of the Center for Gifted Education.  Recently she completed a term as Dean of Education at University of British Columbia, Okanagan. She has a distinguished record of funded tri-council research and her publications focus on school choice, charter schools, leadership in higher education and feminist issues. She has published in numerous academic journals, presented extensively at academic conferences, and been an invited speaker in a wide variety of international venues. She has served as a visiting fellow, scholar, and lecturer at many universities, and has successfully supervised over 40 graduate theses. Her co-authored book published in 2016 by the University of Toronto Press, Understanding School Choice in Canada makes a significant and timely contribution to advancing discussion on educational choice.

Recent Research by Lynn Bosetti

— Dec 10, 2015
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Expansion in Charter School Jurisdictions in US; Stagnation in Canada

A Primer on Charter Schools, spotlights the growth in and outcomes of charter schools—autonomous public schools that provide alternative pedagogies and curriculum—in both Canada and the United States. It finds that, while  the number of students attending charter schools in the United States has grown dramatically over the past decade, Alberta remains the only province in Canada with legislation allowing such schools.