GLENN, Charles

Charles Glenn

Fellow of The University Professors; School of Education Dean ad interim; Professor and Chairman of Administration, Training, and Policy, School of Education, Boston University

B.A., Ed.D., Harvard University; Ph.D., Boston University

From 1970 to 1991 Professor Glenn served as director of urban education and equity efforts for the Massachusetts Department of Education where he oversaw the administration of state funds for magnet schools and desegregation and was responsible for the nation's first state bilingual education mandates. He is author of nine books including The Myth of the Common School (1988, 2002), Educational Freedom in Eastern Europe (1994, 1995), Educating Immigrant Children: Schools and Language Minorities in Twelve Nations (1996), The Ambiguous Embrace: Government and Faith-based Schools and Social Agencies (2000), and Balancing Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability in Education (with Jan De Groof, 2004), three volumes which cover 40 countries.

Glenn is currently writing the second volume of an historical overview, Schools between State and Civil Society: Educational Policy since Antiquity, to be published by ISI Press. He is also author of more than 100 articles about educational history and comparative policy with an emphasis on educational freedom and the schooling of immigrant children. He is active in policy debates in the United States and Europe and has served as a consultant to the Russian and Chinese education authorities, as well as to states and major cities across the United States.