International Ed News provides access to news, research, and reports that discuss what’s new, what’s good, and what’s effective from pre-kindergarten through secondary education around the world. Twitter In order to provide a quick glimpse into some of the issues of educational policy, school improvement and educational change being debated outside the United States, a Twitter feed provides links to articles from the popular press as well as reports and evaluations from academics, foundations, think tanks, government agencies and others. Website Webposts provide periodic summaries and scans of the issues that are arising and trending in different parts of the world. These posts are designed to provide insights into different perspectives on the latest news and highlight similarities and differences in the challenges, strategies, and solutions being pursued across contexts. While many links and posts are in English, we also look for and welcome connections to sources in many different languages. For more information, please contact Thomas Hatch or Deirdre Faughey.
International Ed News is a project undertaken at the National Center for Restructuring Education Schools and Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Thomas Hatch (Editor) is an Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST). His research includes studies of reform initiatives at the school and district levels in the United States, and his current work includes a comparative study of accountability and school improvement policies in higher- and lower-performing countries. He is also involved in a variety of projects using multimedia and the internet to document teaching and share teachers’ expertise. His latest book is Managing to Change: How Schools can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times (Teachers College Press, 2009).
Deirdre Faughey (Managing Editor) is pursuing her Ed. D. in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. For the past three years, she has been building up and maintaining the IEN Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as conducting interviews and writing posts on various educational issues around the world. She taught high school English for six years, in urban and suburban settings, and is currently studying the teacher evaluation system in New York City public schools. She is also the founding editor of Esteem: Conversations Between Educators. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about International Education News; visit www.deirdrefaughey.com to learn more about her work.
Paul Chua (Contributing Editor) is a Senior Teaching Fellow, attached to the Office of Education Research in the National Institute of Education, Singapore, working principally on development projects and translational research. He has over twenty years of experience working in the Singapore Ministry of Education, including working as a principal, a senior assessor of school quality and a principal of special projects on education leadership policies. He is currently enrolled in an EdD programme, conducted by the National Institute Education and the Institute of Education of London.
Victoria Parra (Contributing Editor) is a doctoral student in Curriculum and Teaching concentrating on early childhood policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds an M.A. in Psychology from the Universidad de Chile as well as an Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College. Prior to her studies at Teachers College, her work in the educational field has ranged from working within public schools located in underserved areas in Chile in the design and implementation of programs to serve students that have previously dropped out of schooling, to working as an external advisor of schools in the design of institutional improvements plans. She has experience as instructor of social and educational psychology in the Universidad San Sebastián in Chile. Her research interests focuses on early childhood education, public policies, and public education.
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