Dr. Ahmad Rafee bin Che KassimDeputy Director General of Education Malaysia
Dr Hj. Ahmad Rafee bin Che Kassim is currently the Deputy Director General of Education Malaysia (Teachers Professional Development), Ministry of Education Malaysia. A graduate from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA in Information Science and Learning Technologies. He started his career as a teacher in 1993. Throughout his 28 years of service, he has held several important positions in the ministry such as Senior Assistant (Admin) in school, Senior Lecturer at Institute Aminudin Baki, Head of Centre at Institute Aminudin Baki and Director of Institute Aminudin Baki, Genting Highlands. He was later promoted as Deputy Director of EPRD (PP) in 2015 and later as Deputy Director of EPRD (DP) in 2017. He then became the Director of EPRD in 12 September 2018. On 19 August 2019, he was promoted as Deputy Director General of Education Malaysia (School Operational), Ministry of Education Malaysia until 22 December 2019.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin SanusiInternational Islamic University Malaysia
Dr. Sherlyne A. Almonte AcostaSEAMEO INNOTECH, Philippine
Sherlyne A. Almonte-Acosta, PhD, is currently the head of Educational Research unit (ERU) of Educational Research Innovation Office, SEAMEO INNOTECH. A former professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Professional Services of the College of Education, University of the Philippines – Diliman.
She received her undergraduate degree from the College of Social Science and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines, Diliman and her Master and Doctorate degrees from the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan. She was a recipient of Monbukagakushou scholarship, the Fuji Xerox Kobayashi Memorial Fund and the Sumitomo research grants, Asian Political Science Association (APISA) research training grant and the German Foundation for International Development (GTZ) training grant. She was the former Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Education Review an ISI journal in education, Editor of Saint Paul University Quezon City Journal and editor in chief of Education Quarterly Journal of the University of the Philippines, College of Education. As former professor she was involved with several research projects, published several juried journal articles, and contributed chapters in books published internationally. Her publications revolve on the issues of ethnicity, national identity, citizenship education, multiculturalism, school leadership, and comparative and international education. Her varied exposures and training fostered strong interest in Education and Development in Asia Pacific Region. As Education Senior Specialist of SEAMEO INNOTECH, she plans, implements, coordinates, and oversees the research activities undertaken by the Educational Research Unit (ERU) of the Educational Research and Innovation Office (ERIO). Under her leadership, ERU has published a number of knowledge products and has been disseminated in Asia and the Pacific Region. Together with team ERU continuous innovation is being endeavored to make the Unit’s knowledge product responsive with the demands and challenges of time.
Dr. Seema Manral NegiSanjeevani World Shcool, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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