VIII International Research-to-Practice Conference
‘Taking Change to Scale in Education. 27-28 October 2016. Astana, Kazakhstan.
Dr. Iveta Silova is Professor and Program Director of Comparative and International Education Program at the College of Education, Lehigh University, USA.
Prof. Silova’s research focuses on the study of globalization, democratization, and policy ‘borrowing’ in education. Her publications cover a range of issues critical to understanding post-socialist education transformation processes, including gender equity trends in Eastern/Central Europe and Central Asia, minority/multicultural education policies in the former Soviet Union, as well as the scope, nature, and implications of private tutoring in a cross-national perspective. Her last three edited volumes include «Globalization on the Margins: Education and Post-Socialist Transformations in Central Asia» (Information Age Publishing, 2011), «Post-Socialism is not Dead: (Re)reading the Global in Comparative Education» (Emerald, 2010), and «How NGOs React: Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia» (Kumarian Press, 2008; with Gita Steiner-Khamsi). She is a co-editor (with Noah W. Sobe) of «European Education: Issues and Studies» (Taylor & Frances). In January 2016, she will be joining Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as a Professor and the first Director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education.