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Carmel McNaught is Emeritus Professor of Learning Enhancement, read more..

Carmel McNaught is Emeritus Professor of Learning Enhancement and former Director of the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has accepted the role of Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Since the early 1970s, Carmel has worked in higher education in Australasia, southern Africa and the UK in the fields of chemistry, science education, second-language learning, eLearning, and higher-education curriculum and policy matters. She has been involved in several professional organizations and is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education. She has served on the editorial boards of 18 international journals; and is a prolific author with over 350 academic publications; recent publications and activities can be viewed at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/people/Carmel.html. She is currently a higher-education consultant, working mostly in Africa, Australia, Hong Kong and other countries in Asia, New Zealand, the UAE and the UK.  

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Nansook Park is professor of psychology,director of the Michigan, read more..

Nansook Park is professor of psychology, director of the Michigan Positive Psychology Center at the University of Michigan, and a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) in USA. She is a world leading expert on positive psychology. Her research focuses around a psychology of human strengths and virtues and the promotion of positive development and well-being across the life-span in different culture settings. She played a major role for the Positive Education project, Positive Youth Development project, Positive Health project, and Resilience and Growth Project. Her work has had impacts on research and practices in various settings including education, health care, business, and military woldwide. She is a recipient of the Christopher Peterson Gold Medal Award, the International Positive Psychology Association’s highest honor. She has over 120 scholarly publications and has given more than 100 invited lectures in 20 nations. She is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) steering committee and a Consulting Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology.  

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Antonia Darder is a distinguished international Freirean scholar, read more..

Dr. Antonia Darder is a distinguished international Freirean scholar. She is a public intellectual, educator, writer, activist, and artist. She holds the Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and is Professor Emerita of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She also holds a Distinguished Visiting faculty post at the University of Johannesburg, in South Africa. Antonia is an American Educational Research Association Fellow and is the recipient of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Award. She has worked tirelessly for more than three decades to fiercely counter social and material inequalities at work in schools and communities.  

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Jane Knight of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, read more..

Professor Jane Knight of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, focuses her research on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels. Her work in over 70 countries with universities, governments, and UN Agencies helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her research, teaching and policy work. She is the author of numerous publications and is the co-founder of the African Network for the Internationalization of Education and sits on the advisory boards of several international organizations, universities, and journals. She is the recipient of several awards and honorary doctorates from the University of Exeter in the UK and Symbiosis International University in India and recently received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the European Association for Institutional Research and the Gilbert Medal from Universitas 21for her contribution to higher education internationalization.  

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Bruce Macfarlane is professor of higher education, UK read more..

Bruce Macfarlane is professor of higher education at the University of Southampton, UK and distinguised visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has previously held chairs at universities in the UK and Hong Kong. His publications have developed concepts related to academic practice, ethics and leadership and his books include Teaching with Integrity (2004), The Academic Citizen (2007), Researching with Integrity (2009), Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education (2012) and Freedom to Learn (2016). Bruce is joint editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education and a Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education. 

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Philomena Essed is Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, read more..

Philomena Essed is Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies at Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (1990, cum laude), and received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Pretoria (2011) and Umea University, Sweden (2015). Well known for introducing the concepts of everyday racism and gendered racism in the Netherlands and internationally, she also pioneered in developing theory on social and cultural cloning. Her books include Everyday Racism (1990); Understanding Everyday Racism (1991); and Diversity: Gender, Colour and Culture (1996). Co-edited Volumes include: Race Critical Theories (2002); A Companion to Gender Studies (‘outstanding’ 2005 CHOICE award), Clones, Fakes and Posthumans: Cultures of Replication (2012) and Dutch Racism (2014). Her current focus is on dignity and ethics of care as experience and practice in leading change. In 2011 former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands honoured her work with a Knighthood. Publications for Philomena Essed   

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N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a Professor of African, African Diaspora read more..

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a Professor of African, African Diaspora and Comparative/International Education at Cornell University in the Africana Studies and Research Center. She is the immediate Past-President of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Chercheur Associé at Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance of the University of Houston (Houston, Texas). She has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg, Extraordinary Professor in the Education Policy Studies at the Stellenbosch University and Diasporan Fellow in the Department of Sociology, UG-Carnegie Diaspora Programme, at the University of Ghana. She has held various past positions including as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Resident Fellow of the UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris, visiting Professor at Hiroshima University in the Center for the International Cooperation in Education (Hiroshima, Japan), and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo. At Cornell University she has served as Director of the former Program on Gender and Global Change (GGC) and as Director of the Graduate Studies of the Africana Studies at Cornell University.

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Philip Hallinger is Professor of Educational Management at Chulalongkorn University read more..

Philip Hallinger is Professor of Educational Management at Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok Thailand) and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education in the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). He has worked as a school teacher and administrator and conducted training with more than 15,000 school principals across North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. In 2014 he received the Excellence in Research on Educational Leadership Award from the American Educational Research Association and the Roald F. Campbell Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the University Council for Educational Administration. His research focuses on principal instructional leadership, problem-based learning, leadership development, and international studies in educational leadership and management. His scholarly articles, which have achieved more than 16,000 citations, are the most highly-cited articles in four different education journals. Professor Hallinger is Chief Co-Editor of the Journal of Educational Administration. Publications for Philip Hallinger   

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Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, read more..

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes. Snow has chaired two national panels: the National Academy of Sciences committee that prepared the report "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children," and the Rand Reading Study Group that prepared "Reading for Understanding: Toward an R&D Program in Reading Comprehension." Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education 

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Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, read more..

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches doctoral-level courses in qualitative research, quantitative research, and mixed research, including program evaluation, teacher education, and educational psychology courses. Further, he is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. His research areas primarily involve social and behavioral science topics, including disadvantaged and under-served populations such as minorities, children living in war zones, and juvenile delinquents. Also, he writes extensively on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological topics. With a current h-index of 71, he has secured the publication of more than 400 works, including more than 300 journal articles, 50 book chapters, and 5 books. Most recently, he co-authored a book entitled Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review (SAGE). He is President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. 

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Timothy Teo (Ph.D.) is Professor of Education and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Education, read more..

Timothy Teo (Ph.D.) is Professor of Education and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Education, University of Macau (China SAR). In addition, Timothy is Honorary Professor at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and has held visiting appointments in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Mainland China. He has previously worked at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand). Timothy’s research interests are multi-disciplinary and they include both substantive and methodological areas. These are Educational Psychology (Self-efficacy of teachers and students; Beliefs about teaching and learning; Meta-cognition), ICT in Education (Technology acceptance and adoption; e-learning; digital natives), Music Education (Psychological processes of music teaching and learning), and Quantitative Methods (Psychometrics; Instrument development and validation; cross-cultural measurement; issues in survey development and administration; structural equation modeling; multilevel modeling; latent growth modeling). Timothy is chief editor of two international journals, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (TAPER) and International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education (IJQRE) and sits in the editorial board of over 10 international journals. As an author, he has edited three books and written many book chapters and conference papers. To date, Timothy has published over 137 peer-reviewed journal articles, with 96 in highly-ranked SSCI journals including Computers and Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Interactive Learning Environment, Journal of computer Assisted Learning, British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Research in Music Education, Computers in Human Behavior, The Internet and Higher Education, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, and Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. His recent book, Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Education was released in 2014 and Timothy is currently editing a second book on technology acceptance in education. 

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Elias Mpofu, PhD, DED, CRC, Distinguished Visiting Professor, read more..

Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, CRC, MAPS, FASRC, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, is professor of rehabilitation counseling at the University of Sydney, Australia. Formerly professor of rehabilitation services at the Pennsylvania State University, he is also affiliate professor of rehabilitation psychology at the University Wisconsin-Madison, and Graduate Faculty at the University of Kentucky. Professor Elias Mpofu is Editor of the Journal of Psychology in Africa and the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, and also Consulting Editor of 8 other journals, including Psychological Assessment, the flagship assessment journal of the American Psychological Association. He has authored and co-authored over 200 works the last 2 decades. Professor Mpofu’s research interests coalesce around community-oriented services; - their design, implementation and evaluation in local and international community settings. Professor at The University of Sydney   

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Kerry J Kennedy is a graduate of Stanford University (MA, PhD), read more..

Kerry J Kennedy is a graduate of Stanford University (MA, PhD), the University of New England, Australia (MLitt) and the University of New South Wales, Australia (MEd, BA DipEd). He has held senior academic positions in Australia and Hong Kong. He is currently an Advisor (Academic Development) at The Education University of Hong Kong and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. His areas of research interest are curriculum policy and theory, classroom assessment and civics and citizenship education. He is currently Editor of Curriculum Perspectives, the journal of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, Co-Editor of Educational Studies and the Series Editor for the Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia and Routledge's Asia Europe Education Dialogue Series He is a Life Member of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, a Fellow of the Australian College of Education and a co-winner of the 2012 Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award presented by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Publications for Kerry J Kennedy   

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Hsin-Kai Wu is a professor in Graduate Institute of Science Education read more..

Hsin-Kai Wu is a professor in Graduate Institute of Science Education at the National Taiwan Normal University, and a principal investigator in the Centre for Technology-Infused Learning Environments. Her research interests include chemistry education, scientific modeling, learning technology, and inquiry learning. Her work has been published in Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Education, Computers & Education, and International Journal of Science Education. Dr. Wu’s recent work characterizes students’ learning practices in technology-enhanced learning environments and develops computer-based assessments to evaluate students' inquiry abilities. 

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Annemarie Fritz-Stratmann’s research priorities are focused on Development read more..

Annemarie Fritz-Stratmann’s research priorities are focused on Development of screening and testing for children with difficulties in learning arithmetic from preschool to grade 6, training concepts for children with difficulties in learning arithmetic for the preschool and early primary school age and planning and problem solving behavior of children. Her research interests are also in Tests for the detection of the planning and problem-solving behavior of children, Children with special needs and Gifted and high-yielding children. 

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Jari Lavonen is a Full Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, read more..

Jari Lavonen is a Full Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education (2003-) at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland and a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Childhood Education) (2016-) within the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. From 2005 to 2009, he was a director of the Finnish Graduate School for Research in Science and Mathematics Education and from 2002 to 2007 was president of the Finnish Association for Research on Teaching of Mathematics and Science. He has worked in primary and secondary teacher education and in-service teacher training and developed and taught numerous courses on teaching and assessment methods in science and technology education. His main research interests lie in science and technology teaching and learning, teacher education and ICT use in science and technology education. He has published, together with other researchers, 157 refereed scientific papers in various journals and books, as well as 144 other articles and 166 books for either science teacher education or for science education. Professor Lavonen has been a director (PI) of 18 research projects with external research funding, and he has supervised 21 PhD theses.