Inés Dussel


Inés Dussel
Researcher and Professor at the Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV

Bio and Research Interest

Born in the US but raised in Argentina, Inés Dussel became a researcher in education early on her career, doing studies in the history and sociology of education. She directed the Education Area of the Latin American School for Social Sciences in Argentina from 2001 to 2008. At this institution she ran projects on media literacy, citizenship education, and curriculum reform, which included research, teacher education, and media production. She created the network “Tramas” for audiovisual literacy and citizenship education with colleagues from Argentina, Chile, and Perú. She was an advisor to the Program Conectar Igualdad, which distributed laptops to 5 million secondary school students in Argentina. She moved to Mexico City in 2011, where she became Researcher and Professor at the Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV.

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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
John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Research Interests

Main research interests: Science education; learning environments; educational evaluation

After a period as a secondary-school science and mathematics teacher in Melbourne, my first university appointments were at Monash University in Melbourne and Macquarie University in Sydney. In 1982, I moved to Curtin University in Perth where I still work today.

I have been the main supervisor/advisor for over 100 successfully-completed doctorates. My h-index is approximately 100 (Google Scholar).

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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
--Research fellow, IZA Institute of Labor Economics
--Area coordinator, Economics of Education, CESifo Research Network

 

 

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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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Claudia Jacinto


Claudia Jacinto
Principal researcher at Centro de Estudios Sociales (CIS-CONICET)
based at the Social and Economic Development Institute (IDES), Argentina,
and Professor, University of Buenos Aires.

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Jacinto has conducted numerous projects and research studies concerning youth transitions, education, vocational training and employment, linking the fields of sociology of education, sociology of work, and sociology of youth. In 1993, she received a fellowship and later became a member of the technical board of the Latin American Network of Education and Work, founded by the well-known Argentinean sociologist, Dr. María Antonia Gallart and later coordinated by Academy Fellow Dr. María de Ibarrola. From 2004 to 2011, she coordinated RedEtis, a Latin American network of education, work and social inclusion.

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Jonathan D. Jansen


Jonathan D. Jansen

Bio and Research Interest

Jonathan D. Jansen is a distinguished professor of education at Stellenbosch University and president of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He was born in Montagu and grew up in Steenberg and Retreat. He completed his BSc at the University of the Western Cape and his teaching credentials at Unisa before doing an MS at Cornell University and a PhD at Stanford University. He was a high school biology teacher in Vredenburg and District Six and spent the rest of his career in university teaching and leadership around South Africa. In addition to his work in changing schools, he leads a major project on behalf of the Minister of Higher Education that prepares promising young academics from the 26 public universities for the professoriate. His research is broadly concerned with the politics of knowledge, as laid out in his award-winning book, Knowledge in the blood.

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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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