Edvard Befring (given birth to 11 Might 1936) is a Norwegian educationalist. He was created in Stardalen being a kid of bus drivers Thor Befring (1905–1987) and nurse Petra Åsta Gilleshammer (1904–1996). Between 1961 and 1980 he was wedded to nurse Magnhild Sevre. In his youngsters he was an capable discus thrower with an individual greatest of 43.40 metres, attained at Bislett stadion in June 1961 while representing IL Vestar. He took the dr.philos. level in 1972 using the thesis Ungdom i et bysamfunn. He provides served as teacher at Aarhus School from 1972 to 1976, rector of Statens spesiallærerhøgskole from 1976 to 1987 and teacher from 1987 to 1991, finally as professor in the University or college of Oslo from 1991 to his pension. He led the committee that published the Norwegian Standard Statement 1995:26, evaluating the Ombudsman for Kids in Norway organization. He also chaired the Norwegian Library of Speaking Books and Braille from its inception in 1989, and was a table person in NAVF. He continues to be decorated like a Knight from the Purchase from the Falcon in 1990 as well as the Purchase of St. Olav in 2005.