Gustavo E. Fischman


Professor, Arizona State University

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
His areas of specialization are comparative education, knowledge mobilization, and gender studies in education.

SELECTED POSITIONS:
Coordinator of the area Research Communities, Public Knowledge and Democracy, FLACSO, Brazil.
Member of the international board of reviewers of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal)
Member of the Scientific Council of Redalyc. The Latin American Network of Scientific publications (Mexico)
Lead editor of Education Policy Analysis Archives
Co-editor of Education Review/Reseñas Educativas,

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Barry J. Fraser


Barry J. Fraser
Professor and Director Science and Mathematics Education Center

Research Interests

Science Education
Learning Environments
Educational Evaluation

Positions

  • President, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST; 1995–1996)
  • Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) & Australian College of Education (ACE)
  • Editor or Coeditor of journals: Learning Environments Research, Journal of Curriculum Studies, South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education & The Open Education Journal
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Patrick Griffin


Patrick Griffin
Emeritus Professor

Bio and Research Interest

Patrick Griffin held the Chair of Education (Assessment) and directed the Assessment Research Centre for more than 25 years. He was the Associate Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.  He is one of six Australians Fellows of the International Academy of Education. He was a psychometric project team leader for UNESCO in southern Africa, and was awarded, in 2005, a UNESCO Research Medal by the Assembly of Ministers of Education from Southern African nations. He developed a system of teacher assessment signed into law by the Vietnam Government and applied to more than 380,000 teachers. He has led the development of leadership frameworks for the Australia Institute of Teaching and School Leadership.  His work continues to focus on item response modelling applications to performance assessment with a formative focus. He was the executive director of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project is the lead editor of the ATC21S series.  Volume 1 was published in 2012; Volume 2 in 2014 and  Volume 3 is in progress for release in 2017. He is currently redeveloping that work with UNESCO to develop a global framework for a curriculum transition to future competencies. In 2014 his work in linking assessment to teaching was published as ‘Assessment for Teaching’ by Cambridge University Press. 

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Eric A. Hanushek

Eric A. Hanushek
Eric A. Hanushek
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Research Interest

His research centers on the economic analysis of educational issues with special emphasis on the determinants of student achievement. Specific analyses include the importance of teacher quality, the impacts of high stakes accountability, and the value of class size reduction. Recent work has also focused on the economic value, both to individuals and to nations, of cognitive skills.

Positions

--Chairman, Executive Committee, Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas
--Research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
--Member, Koret Task Force on K-12 Education.
--Chair, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.

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María de Ibarrola


María de Ibarrola

Professor and Researcher, Cinvestav 3E,
Department of Educational Research, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico

Bio and Research Interest

Born in Mexico City, she studied Sociology in the Faculty of Political Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Obtained a Master’s Degree in Sociology in the University of Montreal, P.Q. Canada, and a Doctor’s in Science degree (Educational Research) at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico. 

She has been a National Researcher since 1984, in the highest Rank since 1993.

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Michael W. Kirst


Dr. Michael W. Kirst
President, California State Board of Education and Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education

Bio and Research Interest

Michael Kirst Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University. He has been on the Stanford faculty since 1969. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty, and Director of Program Planning for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Office of Education. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His latest books are, From High School to College with Andrea Venezia (2004) and Political Dynamics of American Education (2009). Professor Kirst is a member of both the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education.

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Alejandra Mizala

Alejandra Mizala
Alejandra Mizala
Professor Center of Applied Economics, Department of Industrial Engineering
Academic Director Center for Advanced Research in Education
University of Chile

Bio and Research Interest

Alejandra Mizala holds an economics degree from the University of Chile and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is Professor at the University of Chile with the Centro de Economía Aplicada (Center of Applied Economics), Department of Industrial Engineering.

At present she is Academic Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Education at the University of Chile. Between 2011 and 2015 she was Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering.

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Reinhard Pekrun


Reinhard Pekrun
University Professor and LMU Research Chair
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU)

Bio and Research Interest

Reinhard Pekrun holds the Chair for Personality and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich. His research areas include achievement emotion and motivation, personality development, and educational assessment. He pioneered research on emotions in education and originated the Control-Value Theory of Achievement Emotions. Pekrun is a highly cited researcher (see most cited authors, Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators) who has authored 21 books and more than 200 articles and chapters, including numerous publications in top journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Child Development, and Emotion. Pekrun is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, of the International Academy of Education, and of the Association for Psychological Science. He is a member of the editorial boards of leading journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology and Contemporary Educational Psychology. He also served as President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Dean of the Faculty for Psychology and Education at the University of Regensburg, and Vice-President for Research at the University of Munich. In an advisory capacity, Pekrun is active in policy development and implementation in education. 

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Denis C. Phillips


Denis C. Phillips
Professor Emeritus of Education and, by courtesy, of Philosophy, Stanford University

Bio and Research Interest

D.C. Phillips moved from Australia to Stanford University in 1974, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Education and, by courtesy, of Philosophy; he also served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and during the 1980s he succeeded Lee Cronbach as director of the Stanford Evaluation Training Program. Denis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education, a fellow of the International Academy of Education, a past-president of the Philosophy of Education Society, and in 2001-2 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He served three terms as president of the Stanford chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

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Andrey Podolskiy


Andrey Podolskiy
Head of Department of Educational Psychology, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University, Russia.

Bio and Research Interest

Place and date of birth: 20.07.1947, Moscow, Russia

Marital status: Married, 2 children.

Education

1970: M.A. (Developmental and Educational Psychology), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

1973: PhD. (Cognitive Development/Learning), Moscow State University, Russia 1987: Dr.Sc. (Functional Cognitive Development/Mental Activity Formation), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

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