Gopal Midha

Gopal Midha defended his dissertation in November 2019 and will receive his Ph.D. in December 2019 at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is currently looking for opportunities to work with international education programs in academia.,


His dissertation analyzes how the everyday meetings of principals in high-need schools in Mumbai, India influence the development and sharing of professional knowledge within the schools. Among the key findings was the discovery that unplanned meetings of the principals comprised more than 50% of principal time and were crucial for accomplishing leadership responsibilities. [11/19]


In the five years between graduating from CIE and joining University of Virginia, Gopal worked with central and state governments in India to strengthen district and school leadership and teacher education, including:


* strengthening teacher education through a research facility to support the D.Ed, B.Ed and M.Ed programs and support professionals in India

* doing impact assessment of education programs through the lens of organizational strategy and educational leadership

* co-teaching a course on Educational Leadership and Management at Tata Institute of Social Sciences

* conducting workshops on Theater in Education using techniques from Theater of the Oppressed and Playback Theater [6/18]




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