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Ms Simona POPA

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DesignationProgramme Specialist
Phone Number+41.22.917.78.28
DepartmentKnowledge Creation and Management in Curriculum and Learning
Simona Popa works as the Programme Specialist in charge of the IBE publications, including Prospects, Educational Practices series and the IBE book series on curriculum and related matters. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative education from the University of Pittsburgh and Master's degrees in international development education and comparative literature. Since 2007, she has been the managing editor of Prospects.
 
Prior to working at the IBE, Ms Popa was the managing editor of the Comparative Education Review, and taught graduate courses in comparative and international education and education and development at Drexel University. Her research interests include curriculum reforms in developing and transition countries, teachers’ work, private tutoring and, more recently, brain research and learning.
 
In 2014, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE), for her contribution to comparative, international and development education.