Adrienne Alton–Lee

Adrienne Alton-Lee, Chief Education Adviser
Adrienne Alton-Lee
Chief Advisor Evidence Synthesis
New Zealand Ministry of Education

Research Interest

The collaborative generation, dissemination and use of syntheses of evidence about what works and why to strengthen the evidence-base informing policy, research and practice in education. Her current focus is on the role of systemic research and development as a catalyst for transformation in education.

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Lorin W. Anderson


Lorin W. Anderson
Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina (USA)

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Anderson spent his entire academic career at the University of South Carolina, arriving in August, 1973, and retiring in August, 2006.  During his career at the University he taught graduate courses in research design, curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation.  Since his retirement, he has spent his time consulting with educators and policy makers on the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, curriculum development, and effective teaching strategies for children of poverty in the United States, Eastern Europe, and South America.   His primary research interests are the nurturing of young educational researchers, the allocation and productive use of school time, and improving the quality of education for economically-disadvantaged children and youth.  In 2003, he co-founded the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty, which is located at Francis Marion University.  He has established an endowed fund at the University of South Carolina to support first-generation college students who aspire to become educators.

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Jürgen Baumert

Prof. Dr. Drs. Jürgen Baumert, Director and Professor for Education
Prof. Dr. Drs. Jürgen Baumert
Director and Professor for Education

Research Interest

Large-scale assessment (TIMSS and PISA), learning and instruction in mathematics, teacher expertise, longitudinal studies on development in childhood and adolescence, and institutions as differential learning environments.

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David C. Berliner


David  C. Berliner

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,
Arizona State University

Bio and Research Interest

DAVID C. BERLINER, Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University, has also taught at many other universities at home and abroad. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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Monique Boekaerts

Monique Boekaerts, Full Professor
Monique Boekaerts
Full Professor

Research Interest

I investigate how children and adolescents steer and direct their own learning process. I developed the dual processing self-regulation model, which describes the interaction between motivation, volition and learning in actual learning situations. This model was used to develop a custom-built, integrative assessment tool that can capture the self regulation of the writing process in real time.

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Isak Froumin

Head of the Institute of Education at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in Moscow (Russia).

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Nicholas C. Burbules


Nicholas C. Burbules

Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Bio and Research Interest

Nicholas C. Burbules is the Gutgsell Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

His primary research areas are philosophy of education; teaching through dialogue; professional ethics; technology issues in education; and critical social theory.

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Martin Carnoy


Martin Carnoy

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of Economics at Stanford University, where he has served on the faculty since 1969.  He is a labor economist with a special interest in the political economy of the educational system.  He specializes in comparative analysis.  At Stanford he teaches courses in the economics of education in a global environment and resource allocation.

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Erik De Corte

Eric De Corte, Emeritus Professor
Erik De Corte
Emeritus Professor

Bio and Research Interest

Contributing to the development of theories of learning from instruction with a focus on the following topics: learning and teaching of problem-solving and learning skills; metacognitive, affective/emotional and epistemological aspects of learning; design and evaluation of powerful learning environments; mathematics learning and teaching

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