Dr. Hanife Akar (F), received her M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in the Field of Curriculum and İnstruction in Middle East Technical University, Department of Educational Sciences. She has been engaged in several visiting research scholarships. In 2001-2002 she did research on teacher education policy in the Pedagogical University of Krakow as a visiting research scholar, with a scholarship awarded by the Polish Republic. In 2002-2003, was awarded to become a visiting research scholar in Stanford University, School of Graduate Education as a TÜBA fellow. In 2013-2014 she did research on higher education policy, with a focus on the internationalization of Higher education as a senior postdoctoral research Fulbright fellow at Boston College and Northeastern University, examining the internationalization in Higher Education in the Massachusetts area.
Dr. Akar’s research focuses on evaluation research and theory, educational policy research in K-12 and Higher Education with an emphasis on curriculum and instructional policy in teacher education., and internationalzaitional of higher education, teacher education with an emphasis on classroom management and contemporary issues in education (climate change, intercultural education, deeper learning, school climate), global citizenship and democracy education, migrant/refugee education. She coordinated a number of nationwide and international research projects funded by the EU such as “Active citizenship development; Climate-friendly school management systems; Dialogue: Building bridges between universities and the industry, and co-coordinated VITA Building evaluation systems for non-formal education.”
Dr. Akar is bilingual in Turkish and Dutch and speaks German and English.
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