GILBERT A. VALVERDE (Ph.D. The University of Chicago) is an associate professor in the department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Graduate School of Public Affairs, and the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Dr. Valverde is a researcher specializing in the cross-national study of curriculum governance policies, focusing on the role of educational standards, indicator systems, textbook and assessment policy in the configuration of educational opportunity structures. Dr. Valverde combines an interest in curriculum governance policies in the United States, countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and also countries in the developing world. Dr. Valverde is currently a member of the U. S. National Research Center, which oversees data analysis and reporting for the United States of the IEA sponsored Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). He is also currently engaged in the study of curriculum governance policies in the context of education reform in Latin America, focusing especially on educational reforms underway in Chile and Peru. Professor Valverde is a member of the Working Group on Standards and Evaluation - a multinational interdisciplinary working group charged with proposing policy and research agenda for educational systems in Latin America in the areas of standards and evaluation. He is also an advisor on curriculum and evaluation policy to a number of ministries, development assistance agencies, non-governmental organizations, and special interest groups in Latin America.
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