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Kyriakides Leonidas

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Department of Education
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Kyriakides Leonidas

Biography

Undergraduate studies at the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus (Teacher's Diploma, 1988) and at the State University of New York (B.Sc. 1990, Mathematics). Graduate studies at the University of Warwick (M.A. 1991 and Ph.D. 1994 in Educational Research). He has taught at the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus (1994-1998) and at the University of Warwick (1998-1999).

Research Interest

My field of research and scholarship is the evaluation of educational effectiveness, whether of teachers, schools or educational systems. My major contributions to knowledge in the field are in three distinct but related dimensions. These are the evaluation of teacher effectiveness, the evaluation of school effectiveness, and the development of generic and differential models of educational effectiveness that can be used for establishing links between research and improvement of policy and practice. Currently my research agenda is concerned with the development of a dynamic model of educational effectiveness, and the application of effectiveness research to the improvement of educational practice.

Publications

  • Panayiotou, A., Kyriakides L., & Creemers, B.P.M. (2016). Testing the validity of the dynamic model at school level: a European study. School leadership and management, 36(1), 1-20.

  • Charalambous, E., Kyriakides, L., & Creemers, B.P.M. (2016). Promoting quality and equity in socially disadvantaged schools: A group-randomisation study. Studies in Educational Evaluation. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2016.06.001

  • Azigwe, J.B., Kyriakides, L., Panayiotou, A., & Creemers, B.P.M. (2016). The impact of effective teaching characteristics in promoting student achievement in Ghana. International Journal of Educational Development, 51, 51-61.

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