Ronald C. Israel

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Ronald C. Israel joined the Education Development Center, Inc. "in 1979 and has been Vice President and Director of EDC's Global Learning Group (formerly, International Programs) since 1984. As Vice President and Director, he has designed and managed many EDC international projects, including ones on curriculum design, teacher training, and educational planning. Mr. Israel has worked with groups of scholars and teachers from around the world, and has facilitated projects within a broad array of cultural settings. His most recent work has focused on promoting cross-cultural networks and dialogue, and the development of engaging instructional design for secondary school teaching and learning.

"He has recently finished directing EDC's successful Earth Education Partnership Program, an initiative that developed environmental case studies for use in secondary schools in the U.S., Costa Rica, and the Netherlands. Mr. Israel serves on the EDC Executive Committee and chairs the organization-wide Technology Strategy Group. From 1979 to 1884, Mr. Israel served as a Program Director for EDC, managing a $4.5 M contract funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The contract provided technical support on the use of mass media, social marketing, and training for nutrition and public health projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. Mr. Israel holds an M.A. from the University of Syracuse's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and an M.A. in African Studies from the University of Birmingham, England. He speaks French and Spanish." [1]

He is also listed as personnel for the Global Workforce in Transition (GWIT) which "provides expertise and support to USAID Missions, Bureaus and other operating units in developing sound workforce development systems that support economic growth and poverty reduction and increase countries’ competitiveness in the global marketplace." [2]