David Kerr

Citizenship Foundation & University of Reading, UK

> Break-out session Controversy and polarization in the classroom
> Closing panel discussion Shaping educational responses

David Kerr is currently the Consultant Director of Education at the UK based Citizenship Foundation (CF) and Head of Initial Teacher Training at the University of Reading. Prior to that he worked as a senior research officer and then Research Director at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). He was seconded as Professional Officer to the Citizenship Advisory Group (the ‘Crick Group’) and then as citizenship consultant to the DfES (now Department for Education (DfE)).

David Kerr was Research Director of the groundbreaking Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS) and is Co-Director of the IEA’s International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), which involves 38 countries worldwide.

He is currently the UK representative for the Council of Europe’s Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education Project (EDC/HRE).