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ERAS 2006 Conference  ( 1, 2 )

Keynote Speakers

Professor Yin Cheong, CHENG is the President of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). He is also the Director of the Centre for Institutional Research and Development of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Head of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Education Leadership and School Quality.   He has published internationally 18 academic books and nearly 200 book chapters and academic journal articles on educational leadership, school effectiveness, paradigm shift in education, and management reform. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, and Thai languages.  He is at present serving on the advisory boards of 9 international journals.  Prof. Cheng’s research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Club in UK in 1994, 1996-98, 2001, 2004 and 2005. In recent few years, Prof. Cheng has been invited to give over 30 keynote/plenary presentations by national and international organizations such as, APEC, UNESCO, UNICEF, ICER, ICSEI, IBO, Ford Foundation, etc.
Prof. David Hogan is Professor and Vice Dean for Research Methodology at Centre for Research Practices & Pedagogies in NIE. Prior to that, he was Professor of Education at the University of Tasmania, and before that, an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.  Prof Hogan has written extensively about the history of education in the US and won a series of awards for his work, including the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award (1986), the Henry Barnard Prize, the History of Education Society Award, a Spencer Fellowship and a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship.
Prof. Julian (Joe) Elliott is currently Professor of Education at the University of Durham, England. Formerly a teacher in mainstream and special schools, he subsequently practised as an educational psychologist before entering higher education in 1990. After fourteen years at the University of Sunderland where he was latterly Acting Dean, he returned to Durham, where he was an undergraduate in the 1970s. His research interests include behaviour management, achievement motivation, dynamic assessment, cognitive education and special education. Recent books that he has co-authored, include Children in Difficulty: A guide to Understanding and Helping (2nd edition), Routledge Press (2004) and “Frameworks for Thinking”, Cambridge University Press (2005).  He is the Immediate Past President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology.  Much of the material covered in his presentation will be drawn from a series of journal studies that have been synthesised to produce his most recent co-authored book: Motivation, Engagement and Educational Performance, published by Macmillan Palgrave (2005).
Prof. Susan Adler is Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.   She has been a social studies educator for many years, as a teacher and a teacher educator.  She is a past president of the National Council for the Social Studies (2000 – 2001) and served on the NCSS Task Force in the development of curriculum standards for social studies. She is also a member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners and a widely sought after consultant on curriculum design and development.  She was a recent Visiting Senior Fellow at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.


The Peer Mediation for Young Children Program:
Effects on Mediation Teaching Style and Cognitive Modifiability

Prof David Tzuriel    

Workshop on Dynamic Assessment of Young Children
by Prof David Tzuriel         more



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