British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
After completing his undergraduate degree and post-graduate teacher education, Charlie taught for some years in a secondary comprehensive school in Sheffield, England. He also taught in programs for unemployed youth in Melbourne, Australia, developing Action Research networks across the state of Victoria. Since coming to Canada in 1988 he has completed an MA degree at Simon Fraser University, with a research focus on high school dropouts in a large urban school district. His PhD research at UBC explored teacher inquiry as professional development in a Multiliteracies research project. He currently works as the Senior Researcher in the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation in Vancouver where he supports the union’s teacher inquiry projects across BC, while also conducting a range of research in areas such as teachers’ work lives, teacher inquiry, teacher leadership, Inclusion, teachers’ professional development and 21st century learning.