On this episode we chat to Corvell about the Schools Turnaround Foundation and the impact this system has on schools and learners.
PROGRAM LEADER BIO
Dr. Corvell Cranfield is a Fulbright scholar from South Africa who completed his PhD at MSU in mathematics education. He was at MSU for 6 years and has been fortunate to lead this Cross-cultural Teaching Abroad: South Africa program for the past several years.
Before attending MSU in 2006, Corvell was the deputy principal at a high school in Cape Town and taught mathematics at all levels, and he also worked at the University of Cape Town in their Schools Development Unit for 8 years. As the Deputy Director and Project Manager for Research and Development in this Unit, Corvell gained valuable experiences in leadership, administration, management, research and development, project design and implementation, teaching in the Advanced Certificate in Education, and materials development.
Corvell's research interest and dissertation is investigating achievement patterns and mathematical identities that develop as a result of a history of underachievement of students from ‘disadvantaged’ communities in South Africa.