Degree: Ph.D., University of Michigan, (1963)
Noel McGinn is Professor Emeritus of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Fellow Emeritus of the Harvard Institute for International Development. Most of his professional work has been on the relationship between research and policy and practice in education systems. He has published on school effectiveness, educational planning, decentralization, and the impacts of globalization on education. He is the co-author of Framing Questions, Constructing Answers: Linking research with education policy for developing countries, and Informed Dialogue: Using Research to Shape Education Policy Around the World. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Modern Education and Its Alternatives, and editor of Crossing Lines: Research and policy networks for developing country education; and Learning Through Collaborative Research. His most recent publication (UNESCO 2008, with Ernesto Schiefelbein) is Learning to Educate: Proposals for the Reconstruction of Education in Latin America. He is Past President of the Comparative and International Education Society. In 1998 he received the Andres Bello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in Latin America, from the Organization of American States.