ECER Keynotes

Joyce L Epstein
Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D. in sociology, is professor of education and director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University. In 1995, she established the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), which guides educators to develop research-based programs of family and community engagement (www.partnershipschools.org).
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Ramon Flecha
Ramon Flecha is Doctor Honoris Causa of the West University of Timişoara and Professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. The main conclusion of the first project he led from the European Union’s Framework Program (FP5), WORKALÓ, The creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The gypsy case was unanimously approved by the European Parliament giving rise to various European and Member States policies.
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Trevor Gale
Trevor Gale is Professor of Education Policy and Social Justice at The University of Glasgow. A critical sociologist of education, his research focuses on the reproduction of inequalities in and through policies and practices in formal education systems, particularly in schools and higher education.
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Isabel Menezes
Isabel Menezes has a degree and a PhD in Psychology and a habilitation in Educational Sciences from the University of Porto, where she is a Full Professor in the Department of Educational Sciences. She is a member of CIIE, research center in educational research and intervention, and teaches in the fields of Educational Research, Educational and Community Intervention, Political Education and Political Psychology.
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Michele Schweisfurth
Michele Schweisfurth is Professor of Comparative and International Education in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. Her primary research interest is pedagogy in comparative perspective, and she has worked in over a dozen countries researching this and related themes.
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Riyad A. Shahjahan
Riyad A. Shahjahan is an Associate Professor of Higher, Adult and Life Long Education (HALE) at Michigan State University. He is also a core faculty member of Muslim Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Asian Studies Center, and Center for Advanced Study of International Development.
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