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Speaker Biography

Roger-Francois Gauthier

Roger-François has been an Inspector General for Administration of National Education and Research in France since 2000. He is also a consultant for UNESCO.

He previously held various positions in French Department of Education.

Mr Gauthier is the author of several reports and books about educational policy, including, for UNESCO, "The contents of secondary education in the world: Current situation and strategic choices.” He is also co-author of "Study on curricular reforms by the skills approach in Africa" (CIEP / AFD / ADB), and of various studies about the institution of the core curriculum of competencies at the end of compulsory education in France.

He initially graduated in classical languages, studied management and law at Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA), and got a Ph-D in educational sciences at Lyon 2 University. He is now an invited teacher at Paris 5 University La Sorbonne. He belongs to the editorial board of the International Review of Education de Sèvres (CIEP), and is vice-chairman of AFAE (the French Association of education administrators).