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General Assembly 2022

General Assembly 2022

The IAE General Assembly was held in Berlin, Germany, from October 5th through October 7th. Twenty-seven Fellows were in attendance, with another five fellows attending virtually. Among the most important decisions made at the GA were:

a. The next General Assembly will be held in Singapore in 2024, with specific dates to be announced. Ee Ling Low and Oon-Seng Tan will host the General Assembly.

b. Kadriye Ercikan was chosen as President-Elect and will become President at the Singapore General Assembly in 2024.

c. Also, in 2024 the Academy will have a new Executive Director. Barry Fraser will be stepping down, having served as Executive Director since 1990. Olga Troitschanskaia will become the new Executive Director.


News Archived

Bill Schmidt is the senior author of an OECD publication entitled "When Practice Meets Policy in Mathematics Education: A 19 Country /Jurisdiction Case Study" (March, 2022).


The publication is available at


During the pandemic, six booklets have been published in the Educational Practices Series. 

The titles of the booklets are:

"Accountable Talk: Instructional dialogue that builds the mind" (by Lauren Resnick and two of her colleagues), "Proportional Reasoning" (by Wim van Dooren and two of his colleagues), "Mathematics Anxiety" (by Denes Szucs and Irene Mammarella). "Philosophy for Children" (by Keith Topping and two of his colleagues), "Teaching Students How to Learn" (by Stella Vosniadou and three of her colleagues), and "Education and Covid-19: Recovering from the shock created by the pandemic and building back better" (by Fernando Reimers). 

These booklets, as well as others in the series, can be downloaded by accessing the Educational Practices Series from our homepage or from  The Academy wishes to thank Stella Vosniadou for her work in chairing the editorial board and Simona Popa, who is the Managing Editor for the series.


General Assembly 2022

The next General Assembly will be held in Berlin, Germany, from noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, through the afternoon of Friday, October 7, 2022.  On Tuesday, October 4, 2022 and the morning of Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Academy Fellows will conduct a series of seminars for Germany graduate and post-graduate students.  Additional information will be forthcoming when we are closer to the dates of the General Assembly.  Thanks to Fellows Jürgen Baumert and Olga Troitschanskaia for organizing and co-sponsoring the event.


New Book Published

This open access book, edited by Fernando Reimers, reviews what is known about the effectiveness of climate change education at the precollegiate level.  The book contains five case studies written by Professor Reimers’ students that exemplify curriculums appropriate for teaching climate change in both formal and informal settings.  These curriculums address the needs of specific population in particular contexts around the world.  An approach developed to build university-school relationships is described.  Finally, ways in which climate change education can be designed to foster deeper learning are explained. 

The book is available at



Book Published November 5, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic renewed interest on the question of what goals should be pursued by schools in a world rapidly changing and uncertain. As education leaders developed strategies to continue to educate during the Pandemic, through alternative education arrangements necessitated by the closure of schools, the question of re-prioritizing curriculum became essential. In addition, the anticipated disruptions and impacts that the Pandemic would cause brought the question of what capacities matter to the fore.  This question is explored by educators in Canada, India, Kenya, Mexico, Singapore, and Zimbabwe.  The closing chapter describes seven lessons of how to build an education renaissance after the Pandemic.  The book is open access.


Honors (Archived 1)

Professor Andreas Demetriou has been elected President of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts.  The Academy was established in 2019 and has the role and jurisdictions of National Academies of Sciences in other countries. Congratulations to Professor Demetriou.


News (Archived 1)

New Fellows

Academy is pleased to welcome three new Fellows:

Isak Froumin
is Head of the Institute of Education at the National Research University’s Higher School of Economics in Moscow (Russia).

David Kumar
is a Professor of Science Education and Founding Director of the STEM Education Laboratory in the College of Education, Florida Atlantic University (USA).

Alan Schoenfeld
is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (USA). 


Two New Booklets Published in the Educational Practices Series

Booklets numbers 31 and 32 are now in print. Booklet 31 is entitled “Math Anxiety” and was written by Denes Szucs of Cambridge University (UK) and Irene C. Mammarella of the University of Padova (Italy). The authors describe ways of recognizing math anxiety, the effects of math anxiety on achievement, and suggestions for dealing with math anxiety in the classroomm.

Booklet 32 is entitled “Philosophy for Children” and was written by Keith J. Topping of the University of Dundee (Scotland), Steve Trickey of the American University (USA), and Paul Cleghorn of the Aude Education Consultancy (Scotland). The authors discuss the importance of engaging children in philosophical thinking, describe the Philosophy for Children program (otherwise known as P4C), and examine the effects of P4C over time. Booklet 31 can be downloaded at and booklet 32 can be downloaded at



Working to Establish a More Formal Relationship with CEIS

A 6-person committee has been appointed to study the possibility of establishing a more formal relationship with the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).  Gustavo Fischman, Fernando Reimers, and I will serve as the IAE members on the committee. We intended to meet at the CIES conference in Miami in March, but that was cancelled. Future plans are uncertain, but there is a possibility of a ZOOM meeting sometime in the future.

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