Fernando Reimers

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Fernando Reimers "focuses his research and teaching on identifying education policies that support teachers in helping low-income children succeed academically. He is particularly interested in studying how teachers help students who attain significantly higher levels of schooling than their parents and in understanding how to support quality teaching in systems where access to schooling has expanded rapidly. He is also interested in the role of education in preparing students for democratic citizenship. His current research focuses on the relationship between teacher quality, educational expansion, and social inequality in Mexico and on civic education in Latin America. He has also studied and published about the utilization of educational research in policy reform. In addition to his research and teaching, Reimers advises governments, development agencies, and private groups involved in education reform in developing nations. He has worked in several countries in Latin America, as well as in Egypt, Jordan, and Pakistan. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, he worked at the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, and the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is also active in several organizations supporting the development of global skills in American schools. Reimers has published several books, a number of which have been translated into other languages, as well as chapters and articles on education and development.“ [1]also see


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  1. Staff, Cultural Change Institute, accessed December 12, 2010.
  2. Steering Committee, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, accessed May 2, 2010.
  3. Teachers Without Borders Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed April 3, 2012.
  4. Room to Read Board, organizational web page, accessed June 6, 2013.
  5. Teach for All Board, organizational web page, accessed May 22, 2020.