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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

John K. Hope

Dr John Hope PhD in Education, MA(Hons), DipEd, TTC. Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand. John’s background is teaching in New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Early in his career John was seconded by the Ministry of Education to develop programmes for gifted students in New Zealand schools and when he became a principal, established the first fully dedicated and permanently staffed gifted education unit in a New Zealand school. He left school teaching after some years as the principal of New Zealand’s largest primary school, a school featuring nationally recognised programmes for gifted students and an international reputation for use of ICT. Later in his career John became a school inspector and curriculum writer, and was seconded to the University of Auckland as Director Primary Teacher Education to establish initial teacher education programmes. Following successful establishment of teacher education programmes, other University of Auckland appointments followed, including Director of the University of Auckland Principals Centre, and Associate Dean (International) positions in two faculties. He currently directs several overseas twinning degree teacher education preparation programmes, coordinates international activity within the Faculty of Education and has university-wide international responsibilities. Teaching and supervision interests include pedagogical applications of ICT in learning, educational leadership and gifted education. Research activities and publications focus on educational leadership and internationalisation.
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