work on educational issues and systemic reform in international settings. Specific
themes addressed technology policy and school-based innovation, bi-lingual
education, constructivist pedagogy in the classroom and adult education. Developed
and taught qualitative methods courses for educational research. Designed and gave
teacher training workshops. Built and oversaw teams of domestic and international
consultants. Projects included:
to adopt technology including “technophobia” among teachers, on organizational
determinants of successful schools and on how to use Teaching for Understanding
framework to incorporate technology across the curriculum. Supervised local
researcher working on the impact of national Education Reform at the level of
the classroom. Taught Qualitative Methods for Education Policy Research course
with focus on observation and interview techniques, and use of software
(NUDIST, Nvivo) for analysis. Advised Ministry of Education on technology
television and telecommunication systems to promote social change in child
rearing practices (for the Colombian Ministry of Education). Project initiative
taken by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
“Technology in the Classrooms” program.
establish Ministry of Education’s policy analysis unit; offer technical advice on
design of bilingual education policy, curriculum and distance training of bilingual
teachers; and support the adult education component of the educational reform.
design phase as part of the assessment team; during the implementation phase,
produced report on the initial implementation of the project; during the scale-up
phase, produced formative video-cases to mediate reflection on practice
amongst teachers and developed the methodology for training teachers to do
observations and interviews in the Co-NECTCritical Friends Program (a
collective action research component of Co-NECTdesign.) www.co-
and other technologies into learning and teaching activities. www.co-nect.com/
of high school science teachers, administrators and researchers, implementing
computer simulations in high school science teaching (funded by NSF).
communications in promoting various kinds of school-community partnerships
(National Testbed Projects,funded by NSF).