DALE E. SHUTTLEWORTH, Ph.D.
The Training Renewal Foundation
Dr. Shuttleworthâs professional career as a community educator has included experience as a teacher, school-community worker, consultant, principal, coordinator, school superintendent university course director and executive director.
Career Highlights have included:
Â· the establishment of Canadaâs first community school program
Â· first educational foundation
Â· first alternative school program policy
Â· first youth-related community development corporation
Â· first small business incubator operated by the voluntary sector
Â· first General Educational Development (GED) program leading to the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate
Â· first inner-city education policies
Â· first daycare in the school policy
He has been influential in policy development provincially, nationally and internationally in compensatory education, community education and development, co-operative education, adult and continuing education, daycare in the school, community resource learning, multiculturalism and race relations, youth employment and training, community economic development, and business-education partnerships. He is the author of more than 120 published articles in books, journals and periodicals. He has been a course director for the Ontario Ministry of Education, York University, University of Toronto, Antioch University and Central Michigan University. He has been a speaker and resource leader throughout Canada and the United States and in Europe, Africa and Asia. He has served as Secretary and President of the Learning Enrichment Foundation, President of the Ontario Community Education Association, the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto, World Literacy Canada and the Network of Complementary Schools in the U.S.A. and Secretary-Treasurer of the LEARNXS Foundation Inc. He is currently Executive Director of the Training Renewal Foundation, the GED Preparation Centre and the BEST Institute of Technology serving the training needs of social assistance recipients. He is also President of Can-Learn International â specialists in educational travel and program planning.
In 1986, Dr. Shuttleworth was the recipient of the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Gold Medal for Excellence in Education from the Academic Diplomatique de la Paix (world diplomatic corps) in Brussels and the Norman High Award from the Ontario Association for Continuing Education. In 1987, Dr. Shuttleworth was also named an Expert/Consultant to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.
In 1988, he received the Colonel Watson Award from the Ontario Association for Curriculum Development and was made a Life Member of the Ontario Community Education Association. In 1990, he was presented with the Outstanding Service Award from the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto.
In 1991, Dr. Shuttleworth was recognized as a Founding Member of the Canadian Council for Inner City Education. In 1993, he was awarded the CANADA 125 MEDAL and his book, ENTERPRISE LEARNING IN ACTION was published by Routledge in London and New York. In 1994, he was named a âDistinguished Educatorâ by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. In 1996, he received the âEducator of the Yearâ award from Phi Delta Kappa. In 1998, he was co-author of âHOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GED â Third Canadian Editionâ published by Barrons Educational Series in the U.S.A. In 2000, Dr. Shuttleworth was named Lead Author/Consultant for the âInnovations in School Management Projectâ at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France resulting in the publishing of the book âNEW SCHOOL MANAGEMENT APPROACHESâ in 2001. That same year, he co-authored âHOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GEDâ â Fourth Canadian Editionâ. In 2003, he co-authored âGED FOR DUMMIESâ published by John Wiley & Sons in New York and authored âSCHOOL MANAGEMENT IN TRANSITIONâ published by Routledge Falmer in London and New York. In 2010 the University of Toronto Press published his book âSCHOOLING FOR LIFEâ, while John Wiley published GED FOR DUMMIES 2nd Edition, GED FOR DUMMIES Canadian Edition and EL GED en EspaÃ±ol. That same year he was an author of PLAYING FAST & LOOSE published by the Campaign for Public Education. In 2011, Cliffs Notes published the GED CRAM PLAN in the United States and in 2015, Cliff Notes published GED TEST CRAM PLAN 2nd Edition.