David Zyngier is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and a former school principal and state school teacher. His research focuses on Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse (CLED) learning communities; social justice; democratic education; teacher knowledge and beliefs. He has published widely on teacher pedagogies that improve outcomes for students from communities of promise. He is a co-founder of the Global Doing Democracy Research Project, an international project examining perspectives and perceptions of democracy. David is also a member of the Editorial Board of Teaching and Teacher Education (Elsevier) and Creative Education. In 2011, he was appointed Expert Commentator for the Australian Council of Education Leaders (ACEL).