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Dr. Gerald Fallon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies (Faculty of Education) at the University of British Columbia. He is also Faculty Associate with the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Professeur Associé at the Institut des sciences, des technologies et des études avancées d’Haïti (ISTEAH) in Port-au-Prince.
His research focuses on issues of school and educational system management and cultural diversity, with specific threads related to education law, educational policy, sustainability, educational leadership, community development and intercultural relations. He has co-authored two books in 2010 and 2015 in addition to 29 peer-reviewed articles and five book chapters in English, French, and Spanish. The first book in 2010 is a critical analysis of policy directions affecting First Nations education since 1986. The second book in 2015 is a critical analysis of policy issues regarding access, quality and governance of education in Haiti.
From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Fallon was Co-Director of the research group Educación y Diversidad Internacional (EDI) based at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. This research group worked in the field of community-based development and cultural diversity in rural areas of South America, especially in Colombia. He was also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) from 2012 to 2017. This work done by this research group focused on the analysis and development of sustainability policy and practice in education to support the transition to more environmentally sustainable societies. Prior to his appointment to UBC in 2010, Dr. Fallon has occupied various school- and district-based leadership positions over the last 22 years. During those years, he has been in the development and teaching of courses in educational management and leadership and curriculum design and implementation at the University of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.