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1. MADSEN, Ulla Ambrosius

Institution: Roskilde University
Position: Associate Professor
Address: Postbox 260, 4000 Roskilde
E-mail: uam@ruc.dk
Homepage:
Telephone: +45 46742000
Fax:
Working languages: English/Danish
Country experience: Mongolia, Nepal, Eritrea, Brazil, Zambia, India, Vietnam, Denmark.
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important): Projects:
1) Project: Youth and the city - skills, knowledge and social reproduction. A comparative study of youth in big cities in Recife/Brazil, Lusaka/Zambia and Hanoi Vietnam. Publication: Shaped in the Shade of liberalistic education reforms. A crosscultural study of schooling and education in Recife, Lusaka and Hanoi.(Forthcoming)
2) Education Discourse, Learning and the Meaning of Schooling. An ethnographic study of learning and the shaping of identity in public schools in Kathmandu. Publication: A Place of One's own: schooling and the Formation of Identities in Modern Nepal.(Forthcoming, Nation Building, identity and citizenship: cross cultural perspectives (volume 8 in 12 series entitled: Globalisation, Comparative education and Policy research, Kluwer.
3) Imagining Otherness. A cross cultural comparison of girls in classrooms in Nepal, Denmark and Eritrea. (Forthcoming, Young 0306)
4) Madsen, Ulla Ambrosius (2004)(red): Pædagogisk Antropologi - relfkesioner over feltbaseret viden. Hans Reitzels.
5) Madsen, Ulla Ambrosius (2003): Pædagogisk Etnografi. KLIM 

2. DR. MD. MAJUMDER, Anwarul Azim

Institution: University of Bradford
Position: Lecturer
Address: Deparment of Clinical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK.
E-mail: a.a.majumder@bradford.ac.uk
Homepage:
Telephone: +44-1274-236283
Fax:
Working languages: English
Country experience: Bangladesh, Malaysia
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important): Research Projects:
1. Specialty choices, predictive factors and intentions to practice in Malaysia: a survey among the recent medical graduates of Universiti Sains Malaysia
2.Evaluation of the Problem-based Curriculum of the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia by seeking feedback from the graduates Publications:
3. Issues and Priorities of Medical Education Research in Asia. Majumder MAA, Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2004; 33, 257-63.
4.Geriatric training in problem-based learning: Asian perspectives, Majumder MAA, A Fuad AR, Rahman S. Journal of American Geriatric Society, June 2004:1038-9.
5.Majumder MAA, Dr. Urban D’Souza, Sayeeda Rahman. Trends in Medical Education: Challenges and Directions for Need-based Reforms of Medical Training in South-East Asia. The Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2004 Sept; 58(9):369-80.

3. MALAMBO, Moonga Rosah
On-going projects
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Institution: University of Oslo
Position: Stipendiat
Address: 1B 851 Kringsjå St By, Sognsveien 218, 0864 OSLO
E-mail: r.m.malambo@ped.uio.no
Telephone: 936 28 892 personal
22 84 41 38 Office
Fax: 22 85 42 50
Country experience: Zambia
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

  • Teach them while they are young, They will live to remember. The views of teachers and pupils on the teaching of HIV/AIDS in basic education: A case study of Zambia’s Lusaka and Southern Provinces - http://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice (volume 3 - number 1)
  • Malambo Moonga Rosah (1999), "Women in Men's Shoes" A case of Continuing Education Skills Training Schools in Zambia. Published in Nyerera, M.C, Machakanja, P. and Mamimine, P. (edts),(1999), Capacity building in Education Research in Southern Africa. Emperical Insights into Qualitative Research by DSE and IDRC. Mazongororo Paper Converters, Harare. Zimbabwe.
  • Malambo Moonga Rosah and Nkhosha D. Chishimba (1998), A glimpse of African and European experiences in Education : Lessons on our visits to Some European Countries. Newsletter of Qualitative Educational Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (QUARESH). Issue 5, July 1998:2). DSE, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Malambo Moonga Rosah (1997), Report on the Visit of Grundschule im Grunen Primary (East Berlin) and Fritz Karsen School (West Berlin). Published in Håndle Christa, (ed) (1997:33-34),Explorations in the German Education System by African Educational Scientists (from Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe). DSE, Villa Borsig, Berlin. Germany.
  • Malambo Moonga Rosah and Koloti Sibongile (editors), The Language of Instruction in Developing Countries. A report on the week-end Seminar. Studies in Comparative and International Education Report 2, 1999. The University of Oslo Faculty of Education. Oslo. Norway.

4. MALIK, Khurram Shahid

Institution: Hope Worldwide - Pakistan
Position: Chairman
Address: No.1189, Zafar Street, Zeshan Colony, Dhoke Chaudrian.
Next to Office Street. Rawalpindi. 46000, Pakistan
E-mail: hopeworldwide@hotmail.com
Homepage: http://www.hopeworldwide.org/index.htm
Telephone: +92 51 5110050
Fax: +92 51 2651172
Working languages: English
Country experience: Pakistan
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

  • Hope Worldwide is an international and non profit (Humanatarian Organization for Poverty Eradication -HOPE) established in 23 March 1998. As from the name Hope Worldwide,the entire and comitted team of Hope Worldwide felt the need to grow up a setup for the developing,underprivileged and neglected communities and give them a hope for their bright future and to run their life normally. Hope Worldwide is committed to facilitate the development work in the target communities and intends to empower ommunities especially women and youth to play their active role for the improvement of their quality of life.
  • Programs and Activities of Hope Worldwide- Pakistan 1. Women Empowerment Program 2. Educational Programmes 3. Social Harmony and Peace Building Program 4. AIDS Prevention and Health Program 5. Water and Sanitation Program 6. Emergencies

5. MANSORY, Amir

: Institute of International Education, Stockholm University
Position: Doctoral Candidate
E-mail: amirmansory@hotmail.com
Homepage: http://www.interped.su.se
Telephone: +46 73 7046992 or +93 79 309814
Working languages: Pashto, Dari, English, Polish
Country experience: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

  • Islamic and 'Modern' Education in Afghanistan - Conflictual or Complementary? (With Pia Karlsson) In Daun, H. & Walcroff, G. (eds.) Muslim Education Strategies in the Context of Globalisation (2003), Brill Publsihers, Leiden
  • Western Learning. An overview of Theories of Learning (with Pia Karlsson) (2003) Institute of International Education, Stockholm University
  • Assessment of Education Insfrastructure in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan (2003) Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit.
  • Reading and Writing Assessment of Afghan Primary School Children (2002) SCA, Peshawar.
  • Mathematics Achievements Among Afghan Primary School Children (2000) Master Thesis, Stockholm University


6. MEISAL,
Anita Samsukal
Institution UiO
Position Master Student
Address Slemdalsveien 111C
E-mail anitasamsukal@yahoo.com
Telephone 23220568 / 98407789
Fax
Working languages norsk engelsk
Country experience South Africa, Norway
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important) Master thesis: HIV/AIDS and Education, Case study of a public primary school in SA involving key stakeholders

7. MENG, Xianyu 

Institution: Institute for Educational Research, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo
Position: Candidate of Master of Philosophy
Address: Olav Troviks vei 8 H 0704,  0864 OSLO
E-mail: xianyum@student.uv.uio.no
Homepage:
Telephone: 98889800
Fax:
Working Languages: English
Country experience: Doing research on higher education in China
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):


8.  MICHELSEN, Gunnar Guddal
On-going projects
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Institution: Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies
Position: Postdoc researcher
Address: Nygårdsgt. 5, 5015 Bergen
E-mail: gunnar.michelsen@rokkan.uib.no
Homepage: http://www.svf.uib.no/prosjekter/Ghera/GHERA.htm
Telephone: +47 55 58 86 08
Fax: +47 55 58 97 11
Working languages: English, French
Country experience: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

  • With Tor Halvorsen: "Identity Formation or Knowledge Shopping? Globalisation and the Future of University Education and Research in Africa" in Akam and Ducasse (eds.). Quelle Université pour l'Afrique", Pessac: MSHA, 2002.
  • "Institutional Leagacies at Work in African Telecommunications", doctoral thesis, Dept. of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Berge, report no. 80, 2003.

9. MIKALSEN, Øyvind
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Institution: University of Bergen - Department of Chemistry
Position: Professor
Address: Allegaten 41, 5007 Bergen
E-mail: oyvind.mikalsen@kj.uib.no
Homepage: http://www.uib.no/personer/pprom
Telephone: +47 55584836
Fax: +47 55589490
Working language: Norwegian, English
Country experience:
  • Africa: South-Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania.
  • Europe: UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Lithuania
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

Projects:
1. NUFU-supported project:

GRASSMATE (Graduate Studies in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education). Two main goals: 1) To raise the research competence among staff in tertiary institutions in the Sub-Saharan area. This is done in a sandwich programme by creating an environment in which 22 primarily black students may achieve a doctoral degree in science, mathematics or technology education.
2) To create a network in the same research field in the Sub-Saharan area.

2. SOCRATES-supported project:
QUALI-TEACH (Quality Improvement of Teaching Skills Through Development of a European Evaluation Instrument). Main goal: Evaluate student-teachers during their teaching practice.

3. SIU-supported project
Teacher Education Programme – South – North 2005

4. Various sources
Science Among Thirteen And Sixteen Year Olds in Norway and South Africa (SATASYO)

            Publications:
Books

2006     Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D. and Ogunniyi, M.B. (eds.) Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa. In press.

International Publications 
C.1 Refereed Publications

2006    Elaosi Vhurumuku, Lorna Holtman, Oyvind Mikalsen, Stein D. Kolstoe: An Investigation of Zimbabwe High School Chemistry Students' Laboratory Work-Based Images of the Nature of Science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp 127-149

2005     Julie, C., Mikalsen, O., and Persens, J.: The “Complex Reality” of Research Capacity Development in Mathematics Education in Southern African Development Community Countries.” International Journal of Educational Development 25 pp. 591-601

2004    Ogunniyi, M. and Mikalsen, O.: Ideas and process skills used by South African and Norwegian students to perform cognitive tasks on acids, bases and magnetism. African Journal of Research in SMT Education, Volume 8(2), pp. 151-164

2003     Mikalsen, O. and Ogunniyi, M.: Students’ understanding of acids and bases in the home. Seminar Series Volumes 4 – 6: 165-179. UWC

2002     Johannessen, T.A., Harkin, J., and Mikalsen, O.: Constructs Used By 17-19 year Old Students In Northern Europe When Informally Evaluating Their Teachers. European Journal of Educational Vol 1, No. 3, (538-549).

2001     Roald, I * and Mikalsen, O.: Configuration and Dynamics of the Earth -Sun -Moon system. An investigation into conceptions of deaf and hearing pupils. International Journal of Science Education Vo123, No.4, 423- 440

2000     Roald, I * and Mikalsen, O.: What are the Earth and the heavenly bodies like? A study of objectual conceptions among Norwegian deaf and hearing pupils. International Journal of Science Education VoI. 22, No.4, 337- 355

1997     Johannessen, T.A., Gronhaug, K., Risholm, N.R. and Mikalsen, O.: What is important to students? Exploring dimensions in their evaluations of teachers. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 41, No.2.

 C2. Chapters in books

2006     Mikalsen, O. and Ogunniyi, M. Knowledge and process skills used by South African and Norwegian students to perform cognitive tasks on gases. In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.) Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

2006     Kelly, V., Mikalsen, O., Meerkotter, D. and Holtman, L. Status of Performance Assessment in the Educational Assessment Niche. In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.) Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

2006     Vhurumuku, E., Holtman, L., Mikalsen, O. and Kolsto, S.D. School Science Laboratory work and the nature of Science: The past, the present and the future. In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.) Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

2006     Opolot-Okurut, C., Julie, C., Mikalsen, O. & Okula, S. Mathematics teacher practices in Ugandian secondary schools In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.)  Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

2006     Anderson, I.K., Sjoberg, S. and Mikalsen, O. What kinds of science and technology do pupils in Ghanaian junior secondary schools want to learn about? Some results and comparisons based on the international ROSE study In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.)  Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

2006     Mavhunga, F.Z., Sjoberg, S., Mikalsen, O. and Julie, C. What are the interests of Zimbabwean secondary school children in science. In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.)  Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

2006     Dzama, E., Kolsto, S.D., Holtman, L. And Mikalsen, O. Policy-related underachievement in science education: The case of Malawi. In Holtman, L.; Julie, C.; Mikalsen, O.; Mtetwa, D.; Ogunniyi, M.B (Eds.)  Some Developments in Science and Mathematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. UWC, South Africa.

C3. Published Conference Proceedings

2005     Mikalsen, O. & Ogunniyi, M.B. Process skills used by Norwegian and South African students to perform cognitive tasks on interdependence of organisms In Kasanda, C., Muhammed, L., Akpo, S., and Ngololo, E. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Windhoek: SAARMSTE

2005     Cossa, E.F.R., Holtman, L. Ogunniyi, M.B. and Mikalsen, O. Understanding students’ perceptions about the role of practical work in the learning of cell biology: results of a pilot study In Kasanda, C., Muhammed, L., Akpo, S., and Ngololo, E. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Windhoek: SAARMSTE

2005    Vhurumuku, E., Holtman, L., Mikalsen, O., and Kolstoe, S.D.: Attenuation, equilibrium and laboratory ecological interactions: A study of A-level Chemistry students’ laboratoty work experiences and beliefs about the nature of science. In Kasanda, C., Muhammed, L., Akpo, S., and Ngololo, E. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Windhoek: SAARMSTE

2005    Vhurumuku, E., Holtman, L., Kolstoe, S.D. and Mikalsen, O.: In vivo and in  vitro ecological interactions: Laboratory work and A-level Chemistry students’ images of the nature of science. In Kasanda, C., Muhammed, L., Akpo, S., and Ngololo, E. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Windhoek: SAARMSTE

2004    Vhurumuku, E., Holtman, L., Kolstoe, S.D and Mikalsen, O.: An investigation of Zimbabwean A-level Chemistry Students' Laboratory Work Based Images of the nature of Science In A. Buffler and R. Laugksch (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Durban: SAARMSTE

C4. International Papers

2005     Mikalsen, Ø. Hva vet norske elever om sure og basiske stoffer? [”What do Norwegian students know about acids and bases?”] The 8th Nordic Research Symposium on Teaching in Science. Aalborg, Danmark

2005     Mikalsen, O. and Ogunniyi, M. Knowledge and process skills used by South African and Norwegian students to perform cognitive tasks on gases. Doctoral seminar in Cape Town.

2005     Mikalsen, O. &  Ogunniyi, M.: Process skills used by Norwegian and South African students to perform cognitive tasks on interdependence of organisms. SAARMSTE Conference, Namibia 10 – 13 January      

2005     Cossa, E.F.R. ; Holtman, L.; Ogunniyi, M.B. and Mikalsen, O: Understanding students’ perceptions about the role of practical work in the learning of cell Biology: Results of a pilot study. SAARMSTE Conference, Namibia 10 – 13 January         

2005    Vhurumuku, E., Holtman, L., Kolstoe, S.D., and Mikalsen, O.: Zimbabwean high school chemistry students' science epistemological beliefs and perceptions of laboratory instructions.

            SAARMSTE Conference, Namibia 10 – 13 January

2005    Vhurumuku, E., Holtman, L., Mikalsen, O., and Kolstoe, S.D.: Attenuation, equilibrium and laboratory ecological interactions: A study of A-level Chemistry students’ laboratoty work experiences and beliefs about the nature of science SAARMSTE Conference, Namibia 10 – 13 January         

2004     Mikalsen, O. & Ogunniyi, M. Ideas and process skills used by South African and Norwegian students to perform cognitive tasks on acids, bases and magnetism. Doctoral seminar in Cape Town.                                        

10. MIRZAEI, Farhad

Institution: Animal science research institrute
Position: Researcher and expert on international trade of agricultural products
Address: P.O.Box:31535-579, Karaj, Iran
E-mail: farmir2003203@yahoo.com
Homepage: http://www.iranianaes.com/Pages/members/Mirzaei/Mirzaei.htm
Telephone: 00989125620089
Fax: 0098218701772
Working language: English,Persian
Country experience:
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):
Titles: 1990 to Now: Secretary of Animal Sciences Technical-Scientific Committee 2000 to Now: Member of Evaluation Group of Research Projects 2000 to Now: Member of Animal Production and management Research Sub-Committee 1996-2004:Head of Survey and Appraisal Office Head of Research and Development Office

Projects: 1-Mirzaei, F. Yazdani, S. and Gharadaghi , A. A.2003.The survey on Iran’s comparative advantage in chicken meat export in the world.2nd research national seminar, Animal Sciences Research Institute, Karaj, Iran. 2- Mirzaei, F. Yazdani, S. and Gharadaghi, A A.2003. The survey on Iran’s comparative advantage in chicken meat export in the Middle East region.4th Biennial Agricultural Economics society Conference, Tehran univ., Faculty of Agriculture, Karaj, Iran (www.iranianaes.com) 3- Mirzaei, F. Yazdani, S. Gharadaghi, A. A. Ghorbani, M. and Naji, A.2003. The survey on Iran’s comparative advantage in chicken meat export, final report. 4-Mirzaei,F. Yazdani,S. Mostafavi,M.2004,The survey on comparative advantage of Iran's chicken meat export in the Middle East,XXII World's Poultry Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, www.wpc2004.org 5-Mirzaei,F. Yazdani,S. Gharahdaghi,A.A. 2004,Competitiveness of Iranian hen egg industry in the Middle East,Agriculture Congress 2004,University of Putra Malaysia,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia, http://agri.upm.edu.my/congress 6- F. Mirzaei, S. Yazdani,A. Gharahdaghi and S.M. Mostafavi.2005. The role of poultry meat export in dynamics of the developing countries:Iran's status in the Middle East region. International workshop on “Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measure in the Wake of Trade Liberalization: Challenges to Agriculture in Developing Countries” from January 12 to January 14, 2005

11. MUHWEZI, Doris Kakuru
Institution: MAKERERE UNIVERSITY                                                                           
Position: LECTURER
Address: SOCIOLOGY DEPT, P. O. Box 7062, KAMPALA, UGANDA
E-mail: dkakuru@ss.mak.ac.ug
Homepage:
Telephone: +25677456445
Working languages: english
Country experience: I teach sociology of education at Makereer University's department of Sociology.
I have been involved in researching the various subjects concerning the education of girls.
Right now I am working on how the impact of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods
translates into the gender gap in Universal primary education in Uganda.
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important): 1. The effect of Universal Primary education the gender gap in education in
Uganda. A case of Kumi and Kapchorwa districts.
2002 2. Gender sensitive Education Policy and practice Uganda case study. UNESCO, International Bureau of Education.
2003 3. HIV/AIDS Education and rural livelihoods: Gender disparities in Universal Primary Education in Uganda
4.Globalization, Culture, and Human Development: Constraints for Rural Uganda.
 12. MUZALE, HRT

Institution:

University of Dar es Salaam                                                                         

Position:

Senior Lecturer (and Associate Director, Center for Continuing Education)

Address:

P.O. Box 35040 Dar es Salaam

E-mail:

hmuzale@udsm.ac.tz

Homepage:

 

Telephone:

+255 22 2410031; +255 22 2410714; +255 75 5007 005

Working languages:

Kiswahili, English, Tanzanian Sign Language

Country experience:

I have been involved in a number of research in education, especially education for the deaf. Since 2003 to-date, I have been a member of the Committee for Sign Language and Education for the Deaf in Tanzania. Currently, I am Associate Director of the Center for Continuing Education of the University of Dar es Salaam (2007-09).

Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

(1995) ‘Lexical problems in language learning and vocabulary acquisition’, Journal of Linguistics and Language in Education, Vol. 1: 16–29. University of Dar-es-Salaam. 'The Spread and Acceptability of Tanzanian Sign Language among the Deaf in Tanzania’. A reserch project funded by SIDA/SAREC: 2003. A feasibility study on the establishment the ‘Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Sign Language Centre’. A project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland/ Department for Development Policy and the Finnish Association of the Deaf: 2003–04. ‘Sign language as a medium of instruction in Tanzanian: A dream in a vicious circle’. A paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Language in Education, Hong Kong: 16–18th December 2004. ‘Challenges for Deaf Language Learners in Tanzania’. A paper prented at the International Conference on Languages and Education in Africa (LEA). University of Oslo, Norway, 18th–22nd June 2006

 


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