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Ben Levin

The Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education
The Ontario Institute in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1V6
+ 1 416 923 6641
Dr. Ben Levin is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. He has just completed two and a half years as Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario. He is a native of Winnipeg who holds a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, an Ed.M from Harvard University and a Ph.D from OISE/UT.
Ben's career in education extends over many years, starting with his efforts while in high school to organize a city-wide high school students' union and his election as a school trustee in Seven Oaks School Division at the age of 19. Since than he has worked with private research organizations, school divisions, provincial governments, and national and international agencies, as well as building an academic and research career, all in connection with education. He has held leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations in the public and non-profit sectors.
From 1999 until September, 2002, he was Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Deputy Minister of Education, Training and Youth for the province of Manitoba, with responsibility for public policy in all areas of education and training. Dr. Levin is widely known for his work in educational reform, educational change, educational policy and politics. His work has been international in scope, including projects in a number of countries and with international organizations. His writings, including four books and more than 100 articles, examine broad areas of education policy.

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