Bennett, Paul W.

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Bennett, Paul W.

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        Paul Warren Bennett, is an author, education commentator, and consultant. He began his career in education in 1974 as a history teacher in Ontario, then joined Upper Canada College in Toronto in 1980 as Chair of the History Department and served as their academic vice principal until 1997. He then moved to Montreal QC to become headmaster of Lower Canada College from 1997 to 2005. In 2005 Bennett moved to Halifax Nova Scotia to be headmaster at Halifax Grammar School, a post he held until 2009, when he established his own consulting company Schoolhouse Institute and Consulting Inc. As part of his business, Bennett conducted research into education policy and produced reports for the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS), the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Northern Policy Institute, and Thinkwell Research for the Nova Scotia Department of Education. In addition, he wrote research commentaries, opinion editorials, and book reviews for The Halifax Chronicle Herald Newspaper, and gave public talks on the history of schools in Nova Scotia. Bennett is also a community organizer, being a founding member of two education reform movements in Nova Scotia, an extension of his earlier work with the Ontario School Board Reform Network and the Coalition for Education Reform in Ontario. The Students First NS movement focused on school board reform and was active from 2010 to 2011. The NS Small Schools Initiative citizen activists group formed in 2012. They lobbied school boards and the Department of Education to keep rural schools open and were active until 2017. Bennett also taught graduate education courses at Mount Saint Vincent University and then taught as Adjunct Professor of Education at Saint Mary’s University, both in Halifax. Since 2017, he has been founder and National Coordinator for ResearchED in Canada. As of 2023, Paul W. Bennett continues to teach, write and comment on educational matters.


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        Created 2023-07-27 Karen White




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