Inclusion and Social Justice: Are we making a difference in our Professions?
|Richard DLC Gonzales, PhD|
Dr. Richard Gonzales is a Senior Education Specialist in the World Bank's Education Global Practice working in Kuwait. Dr. Gonzales is an embedded staff of the World Bank at the National Center of Education Development in the State of Kuwait, providing technical advice on the development and implementation of the Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement (MESA), the National Learning Assessment program of Kuwait. He also providing technical advice in the analysis of the national assesment program data of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As an Education Specialist and Learning Learning Assessment Specialist, he led a team to develop the Early Grade Learning Assessment (EGLA) in Literacy and Numeracy for the Asian Developments Bank, which has been piloted in the North Pacific countries. He is also a member of the advisory team that supported the UNESCO and SEAMEO-led Southeast Asian Primary Learning Matrix (SEA-PLM), a regional examination of the southeast Asian countries for primary grades.
Dr. Gonzales holds a Ph.D., major in Educational Psychology and Research and Evaluation, from the University of the Philippines, and masters degree in educational measurement, evaluation and statistics from De La Salle Univesity, Manila as well graduate diploma in cognitive psychology and school education from Shizuoka University, Japan.
Dr. Gonzales is a registered Psychometrician (RPm) of the Philippine Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and Certified Assessment Psychologist and Certified Educational Psychologist of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, where he two-time member of the board of Directors and Vice President of the Association. He is also the Founding Chairman and President of the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA).
Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Gonzales served as Education Specialist/Consultant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Formerly, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the De La Salle University and Professional Lecturer at the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila, Philippines, teaching psychological testing, educational measurement, program evaluation, cognitive psychology, and statistics in the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Dr. Gonzales is serving as members of the editorial boards of several international journals and published research studies in foreign language motivation, test development and validation, assessment of student learning outcomes, and teacher-training and development.