Fulbright Scholar

bekaax@jmu.edu

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Assistant Professor

Education:

· Ph.D. Education Policies PreK-12, University of Tirana

· M.sc. Education Management and Leadership, University of Prishtina

· B.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Prishtina


Professional Experience and Interests:

· Adviser to the Minister of Education- National government level

· National Coordinator for Vocational Education and Training at European Training Foundation-ETF

· Early Childhood Education Department Head -School of Education, at University of Prishtina

· Director of Institute for Research and Development of Education- IRDE, (national academic level)

· Member of Teacher International Network for ESD-UNESCO

· Founder and Director of Kosovo Education for Sustainable Development (NGO promoting ESD in Kosovo education)

· Director of the Office for International Cooperation at Faculty of Education


Current Research:

· Developing measurement instruments in Early Childhood Education

· Impact of professional portfolios on educators’ professional development

· Collaborative learning among the students- increasing student learning for a sustainable future


Program Involvement:

· Kosovo (National) Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education (0-5 years old)

· Development Standards for children 0-6 years old

· National Development Strategy

· National expert for assessment of USAID’s Basic Education Program Kosovo etc

International Lectures/exchange programs

· JAMK University, Jyvaskyla-Finland-2018 (Erasmus plus Global)

o Personal Learning Plan

· Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana-USA- 2016 (USAID)

o Early childhood education and curriculum construction

· JAMK, University-Jywaskula, Finland- 2016 (Erasmus plus Global)

o Curriculum Development

· Perugia University, Italy-2014

o The Sustainable Development Goals and Strategy for Kosovo

· Regione Umbria-city council, ITALY-2014

o The role of KESD and the action for the Territory and Environment

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