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Prof. Dr. Franz Rauch, is currently head of the Institute of Instructional and School Development (IUS) at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (Austria). He holds a master’s degree in Natural Sciences (teaching certification), a Ph.D. in Education and a Habilitation in Education (with a focus in Environmental Education). He worked as science teacher at vocational schools for several years. He has been a research fellow at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA.
Since 1991 he has been involved in research and development projects internationally and nationally. He is a member of the editorial boards of Educational Action Research Journal and the Journal of Environmental Education.
His areas of research, teaching and publication are
- education for sustainable development
- networks in education
- school development
- science education
- continuing education for teachers and action research.