International Forum of Teaching and Studies (IFOTS)
ISSN 1555-872X

International Forum of Teaching and Studies (IFOTS) provides an academic exchange forum for scholars, educators, and professionals to disseminate research on theory building and practice-based information on education. This peer-reviewed journal publishes biannually and particularly dedicates to the development and improvement of teaching within international contexts since 2004.

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Current Issue Vol. 17 No 1, 2021

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Dr. Gabriele Strohschen completed her studies at Northern Illinois University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She works in Chicago's historically disenfranchised communities and joined DePaul University as director for the graduate programs at the School for New Learning in 2003. She retired from DePaul University and was honored with the title of professor emerita. Dr. Strohschen conducted action research, program design and evaluation, and teacher training in Germany, Czech Republic, Kenya, China, Mexico, Thailand, and around the USA. In Afghanistan, she completed a program evaluation project for the Afghan Ministry of Education’s Women Literacy Project, funded by UNESCO, with Dr. Elazier. Currently, she collaborates with community residents, organizations, institutions of higher education, students, artists, and activists in social justice projects, virtually around the world and locally at her Pilsen Storefront in Chicago and is spearheading the development of an advocacy institute for the education of adults among other adult education projects.

Author's E-Mail: gstrohsc@depaul.edu

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Dr. George Ligon IV is a Research Associate and Mathematics Specialist at edCount, LLC. At edCount, he manages the assessment development and alignment evaluations of large-scale state assessments. In addition to this, Dr. Ligon has worked with more than seventy U.S. school districts and international education agencies as an education consultant. His research explores the influence of education policy on the performance of economically disadvantaged Black students attending persistently low-performing schools. He believes policymakers must use appropriate policies, structures, and supports to redress the factors that influence poor student outcomes.

Author's E-Mail: GL16f@my.fsu.edu

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Dr. Arunava Bhattacharya received his Ph.D. from Burdwan University in the area of Indian Roadways Sector. He holds a is B.Sc. (H) in Economics (C.U.), MBA in Systems from IISWBM, Calcutta University, and ICWA (Inter). He has 28 years of professional experience in both corporate as well as academia. Dr. Bhattacharya has more than 15 publications to his credit in various journals, and he frequently attends seminars and conferences. His current areas of teaching and research interests include MIS and systems, quantitative methods, including statistics, decision sciences, and cross-functional management.

Author's E-Mail: bhattacharyaarunava2@gmail.com

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Mr. John Anderson, M.A., is a lecturer of sociology at a public university in East Central Indiana, where he teaches courses on race, globalization, and urban sociology. He earned his master’s degree in sociology and has a graduate certificate in college and university teaching. He is currently completing a Doctor of Education degree in Adult, Higher and Community Education.

Author's E-Mail: jwandersonjr@bsu.edu

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Mr. Ronald Duncan, M.A., is a Doctoral Candidate at National-Louis University, where much of his research involves the black American experience and social reconstruction. He served as Co-Director and Lecturer for a workshop arts series at Kolton Ballet Academy while completing his graduate studies at Emerson College in Boston, where he was also an artis-in-residence and also taught courses. He has over 15 years of private studio teaching and professional experience in local and national music and dance performances. Ronald focuses on reshaping the places where learning exists in the periphery of student contact zones, writing, and cross-cultural literacy through examining social justice. His instructional approaches emphasize metacognitive processes that direct peer collaboration and review, self-awareness, re-work, and university inventing.

Author's E-Mail: Ronaldlduncan1@outlook.com

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Mr. Dwayne Small, M.A. is the author of Diplomatic Communication, Teaching Adult Students: Creating a Syllabus, and Public School Education: Minority Students at a Disadvantage. His writing has appeared in Academic Journal Article, International Forum of Teaching and Studies, and Competency-Based and Social-Situational Approaches for Facilitating Learning in Higher Education.

Author's E-Mail: smalldwayne2013@gmail.com

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Zoaib Mirza is an award-winning educator with over 20 years of experience working with non-for-profit, for-profit, and ivy league institutions and more than 15 years of experience teaching graduates, undergraduates, and K12 students. Currently, he is an Associate Vice President at Ultimate Medical Academy.

Author's E-Mail: ZMIRZA@depaul.edu

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Dr. Karanam Pushpanadham is Professor of Educational Management at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He has been working in the areas of Educational Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Comparative International Education, and Teacher Education. He is the member of the Senate, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Government of India. He has published several research articles and books and has been providing educational consultancy to various national and international agencies and governments.
Author's E-Mail: pushpanadham@gmail.com

Dr. Shnaoli Chakraborty Acharya is an eminent teacher-educator and distinguished author in the field of Education. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, West Bengal State University, India. She pursued her Ph.D. with a dissertation on. “The Impact of Emotional Intelligence, Achievement Motivation and Parenting Styles on the Achievement of Students in English at the Secondary Level.” Her interest areas consist of Educational Administration and Management, Inclusive Pedagogy, and Digital learning.
Author's E-Mail: shnaolic@gmail.com

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Dr. Gabriele Strohschen completed her studies at Northern Illinois University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She works in Chicago's historically disenfranchised communities and joined DePaul University as director for the graduate programs at the School for New Learning in 2003. She retired from DePaul University and was honored with the title of professor emerita. Dr. Strohschen conducted action research, program design and evaluation, and teacher training in Germany, Czech Republic, Kenya, China, Mexico, Thailand, and around the USA. In Afghanistan, she completed a program evaluation project for the Afghan Ministry of Education’s Women Literacy Project, funded by UNESCO, with Dr. Elazier. Currently, she collaborates with community residents, organizations, institutions of higher education, students, artists, and activists in social justice projects, virtually around the world and locally at her Pilsen Storefront in Chicago and is spearheading the development of an advocacy institute for the education of adults among other adult education projects.
Author's E-Mail: gstrohsc@depaul.edu

Dr. K.B. Elazier serves as adjunct professor for Hampton University, Southern Illinois University, and DePaul University. He has extensive experience as a certified K-12 special educator, developing and administering School-to-Work programs for the Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, and conducting professional development seminars for teachers of the Paul Simon JobCorps Center in Chicago and for Adult Educators for the State of Georgia. As a certified Master Trainer, he has conducted corporate train-the-trainer seminars throughout the United States and Canada. He provided training program evaluations in Africa, Thailand, and for UNESCO in Afghanistan. He is co-author of several professional journal articles and book chapters and has conducted seminars and presentations at numerous professional associations.
Author's E-Mail: kenelazier@gmail.com

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