Kadriye Ercikan


Professor and Director of Cross-cultural Assessment and Research Methods in Education (CARME)

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Educational measurement and research methods in education
Cross-cultural and language issues in measurement
Validity of assessment and research generalizations

SELECTED POSITIONS
Member, International Test Commission Council (2012 - )
Member, Board of Directors of the National Council on Measurement in Education (2008-2011)
Member of the US National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Assessment (1998-2001)
Associate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2000 – present)

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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.

Her career in Educational Research allowed her to work as an educational researcher ( and learn to do so by experience )  in  three of the main educational Research centers in Mexico: Centro de Estudios Educativos A.C. (México), the first modern educational Research center in the country,  and in the Commission for New Teaching Methods of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where she started and developed a line of research on curriculum design. She was also the founder of the Sociology of Education course at the Faculty of Social and Political Studies of the said University.

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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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Erno Lehtinen


Erno Lehtinen

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Erno Lehtinen received his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Turku and has been on the faculty of education at the University since 1995, receiving a promotion to the rank of professor in 1999.  From 1998 through 2000, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Regensburg (Germany), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) Simon Fraser University (Canada), the University of Pittsburg (USA), and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).  

He has published more than 300 scientific articles, made more than 250 presentations at scientific conferences, and given more than 100 invited addresses.  His research interests include computer supported collaboration in the development of powerful learning environments, problem and case based learning in technology-assisted environments, conceptual change in mathematics, early development of number concept and mathematical thinking, and motivation and metacognition in different learning environments.

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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. 

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Fritz Oser


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Fritz Oser (em)
Professor Emeritus

Bio and Research Interest

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