-About this PARTNER
In 1938, the nucleus of the Alexandria University (formerly known as Farouk University) was established in the form of two faculties: the faculties of Arts and Law. The faculty of Engineering was established in 1941. With a view towards meeting the need of the people of Alexandria, four additional faculties, Science, Commerce, Medicine and Agriculture, were added. In 1952, it was renamed “Alexandria University”. Since then, the University expanded in several fields reaching 22 Faculties and high institutes and included a faculty of education. AU also has several branches in the region, including Matrouh in Egypt, Southern Sudan and Chad Branch; plans are also underway to start a branch of AU in Basra, Iraq. At the current time, AU offers programs to 150,000 undergraduates and 20,000 graduates. AU was selected among the top one hundred universities according to the British Ranking (BRICS) 2014. AU came in 93rd place at the global level according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2014.
The Faculty of Education (FoE), Alexandria University, was founded in 1966 and has 3 branches: Alexandria, Mersa Matruh (Egypt) and Republic of South Sudan. The FoE provides programs for teacher education and others for teachers and educational leaders professional development. FoE supports schools by providing consultation, seminars and workshops. Also, the Faculty has a center of educational services that provides varied professional development programs in Egypt and Qatar for the teachers, supervisors and educational leaders. The FoE has participated in Capacity Development of Faculties of Education in International Approaches to Teacher Education (CDFE), and played a significant role in the establishment of the Center for Education for Sustainable Development. Both projects are supported by the European Union. CDFE contributed in supporting the FoE’s activities and initiatives in the field of professional development, Practicum and Action Research.
Role in the project
The Faculty of Education (FoE) seeks to be an effective partner in this project through the technical support provided by its faculty members. These members participate in projects at the local, regional and international level with international institutions including: UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank.
Alex FoE can take part in the following project activities:
• Study and documentation of the best practices in faculties of Education in Egypt.
• Visit exchange with partner universities to identify good practices in the areas of the project.
• Participation in the project’s quality assurance through activity documentation and writing assessment reports.
The FoE has extensive expertise in evaluation and impact assessment of school improvement initiatives. The project team understands the current context of Egyptian teacher development and of the consequent opportunities and challenges. The team has developed good relations with the Ministry of Education directorate and surrounding schools.
Al Gabarty Formal Language School
Educational stages: Kindergarten
Marshal Ahmed Ismail Governmental Language School
Educational stages: Primary
Elshaheed Jalal Eldessouky School
Educational stages: Primary
Mostafa ElNagar Formal Language School
Educational stages: Preparatory
Gender: Girls only
Nabaweyia Moussa Secondary School
Educational stages: Secondary
Gender: Girls only
Dr. Dalia Elhawary
Dalia Elhawary is a Lecturer at the Curricula and Instruction Department, Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt. She holds PhD in Education and EFL Curricula & Pedagogy from Alexandria University. Her PhD dissertation focused on using online tools for fostering reflective teaching practices among perspective English language teachers. Her research interests include: the use of online tools for foreign language learning and teaching, the conception of ability in the language classroom, teacher and learner’s autonomy, professional learning communities, teacher continuous professional development, and leadership. She has presented several papers at national and international conferences; her recent conference presentation was at the IATEEFL, Brighton 2018 (UK) and the paper was entitled “Leadership for Sustainable Teachers’ Development and Improved Pupils’ Learning”. Dr. Elhawary has also participated in a number of national and international projects including the TEMPUS Project 530614, Capacity Building of Faculties of Education within the Internationalization of Teacher Education: CDFE. She is currently the Alexandria University team leader of the Erasmus+ Project Number: 573660-EPP-1-2016-1-EG-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2016-2516/001-001), School and University Partnership for Peer Communities of Learners) SUP4PCL.
Prof. Salah Elkharashi
Dr. Salah Elkharashi is a professor of Curricula & Mathematics Education at Faculty of Education, Alexandria University. He has more than 20 research studies published in Egypt and abroad related to the field of Math education and teacher development. Prof. Salah taught and developed various courses, instructional material and school books in Egypt, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. He participated and helped in organizing many educational seminars and workshops.
Prof. Salah is a head consultant for reviewing Math curricula of Nile Egyptian Schools (NES) prepared by Cambridge University and provided counselling for the implementation of new curricula of Math. He participated in planning, implementing and evaluating many of the professional development programs and activities including programs and projects overseen by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education, AUC, the world bank ,United Arab Emirates University, the Alexandria University, UNESCO, UNICEF, the Education Reform Program (ERP) funded by USAID.
Prof. Salah was the leader of the Alexandria University team in the project of “Capacity Development of Faculties of Education in International Approaches to Teacher Education (CDFE)” and the coordinator of Action Research in All Schools (ARAS) project.
Prof. Dr. Medhat Ahmed Ali Elnemr
Professor of science education since 28-7-1992.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Chair of Graduate Studies, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2004 to 2006).
Director of the National “Faculties of Education Enhancement Project” 2003-2004. Head of the Department of Curricula and Methodology, Faculty of Education, University of Alexandria (2000 to 2003) and (1992 to 1994).
Vice-Dean for Educational and Student Affairs, Faculty of Education, University of Alexandria (1994 to 1995).
Published more than 20 articles in Arabic and more than 11 in English. Published 6 books and 3 standardized tests.
Supervised and examined more than 40 Masters and PhD theses in Egypt and Arab countries. Representing Alexandria University in the Training workshop on Education for Sustainable Development – in the EU funded project Edu Camp (2012), at the University of Graz, Austria, and in Torres Vedras, Portugal. (2012) , and in Aachen RWTH, Germany (2013).
Dr. Sahar Maher Khamis Ibrahim Elghanam
Sahar Elghanam is a Lecturer of Curricula & Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education – Alexandria University, Egypt. She holds Ph.D. in Education from Alexandria University. Her research focuses on issues of interdisciplinary approaches in mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on the Biomathematics discipline for student teachers of biology. She is an active participant in the European Commission Project, International Diploma for School Teachers in STEM Education [eSTEM], other interests include Mathematics Software Education, integrated curriculum designs, continuous professional development, and social/cultural practices in the classroom. She has participated in training workshops for Primary and Preparatory Mathematics teachers in Nile Egyptian Schools held by Cambridge University and in activities of the project “Capacity Development of Faculties of Education in International Approaches to Teacher Education” (TEMPUS). She currently teaches various courses including Teaching and Learning Strategies, Content Analysis of Mathematics Syllabi, Microteaching and Models of Instruction.
Dr. Alsaeed Alshamy
Saeed Alshamy is an associate professor at Foundations of Education Department, Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt. He holds PGCE and Ph.D. in Education from University of Birmingham (UK). His PhD dissertation mainly addresses global trends in funding mechanisms and quality assurance systems in higher education. His principal research interests include: educational policy, comparative and international education, funding mechanisms, quality assurance systems, assessment and evaluation in higher education, competence-based learning, educational research, educational leadership and change management. He has several publications on higher education issues. One of his most recent publications is a book titled “Quality, Finance and Governance in Egyptian Higher Education: A Comparative Analysis”. He is a British Council Certified Trainer. He represents Alexandria University in several international projects. He is the director of “International Diploma for School Teachers in STEM Education (eSTEM), a project co-funded by ERASMUS+. He is a co-researcher at “Tuning Africa – II” project. He is also the director of Measurement and Assessment Unit at Faculty of Education, Alexandria University.
Dr. Maha Elkomy
Maha Elkomy holds a PhD and is a lecturer of teacher education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, Faculty of Education at Alexandria University. She has also worked as an Academic Coordinator of the English Section at the Community Development Center, Alexandria University where she supervises and monitors English language courses at the Community Development Center. She currently teaches various courses including TEFL Methodology, Content Analysis of EFL Syllabi, Advanced Teaching Strategies, Exceptional Student Education and Models of Instruction. Her areas of academic interest include standards-based education and alternative assessments in EFL contexts. She has been involved in a number of teacher education workshops and professional development projects. She attended several language programs amongst them is “The Assessment Literacy Program for Egyptian English Language Educators”. She took part in the training entitled: “Longman’s Nationwide Summer Training Program: Hello! English for Secondary Schools, Year Three” at the Teacher Training Center, Alexandria, Egypt. Her current research and teaching focus on young learner pedagogy, learning-oriented assessment, materials development, social media applications in EFL learning and teaching. Further interests include developing programs for beginning teachers and teacher professional development.
Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt