Bio: George Hein

George Hein

George E. Hein, Professor Emeritus, Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, has had experience as a curriculum developer, science educator, and director of national programs to facilitate systemic school change as well as extensive experience in museum education and visitor studies research. In the 1970's he founded the Program Evaluation Research Group (PERG) at Lesley University which began by evaluating educational work of 25 museums and arts organizations in the Boston area and has become a major, national group studying education reform efforts. He has been Fulbright Research Fellow at Kings' College London (1990), visiting faculty member at the University of Leicester Museum Studies Program (1996), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Visiting Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (1998), an Osher Fellow at The Exploratorium in San Francisco (1999) and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at University of Technology, Sydney (2000). He serves on the advisory boards for several science museum exhibition development teams, and is a trustee of TERC. He is the author, with Sabra Price, of Active Assessment for Active Science (Heinemann, 1994) and of Learning in the Museum (Routledge, 1998). He has developed comprehensive, qualitative evaluation systems for museum programs and exhibits and for mathematics and science education programs.

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