Dr. Bander H. Alswelem
King Saud University TEL: (01) 467-4597
College of Education FAX: (01) 467-4474
Department of Education SEC: (01) 467-4472
P.O. Box 2458 Cell:
Riyadh 11451, Email: Swelem@gmail.com
Saudi Arabia Date of Birth: 18-11-1963
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
1984: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, B.A., Education
1990: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Master of Art in Teaching and Learning: ECD
1997: University of Wisconsin Madison, WI PhD in Child and Family Studies
2002: Advance Thinking-Based Learning Summer Institute Program, The National Center for Teaching Thinking, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
2007: Critical Thinking by Critical Thinking Organization & Foundation For Critical Thinking, Berkeley, CA, USA.
1984-1988: Lecturer at King Saud University
1988-1997: Scholarship to complete Master & PhD.
2002-2003: Visiting Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Assistant Professor at King Saud University
Educational consultant at the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia.
Educational consultant at Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States.
Consultant at AGFUND.
Consultant at UNESCO for Egypt National Strategic Plan for Children.
Graduate students Advisor.
Teach Bachelor, Master, & PhD courses.
Member in the NAEYC USA,.
Member in the Organizing Committee of World Forum on Early Care and Education, http://www.ccie.com
Lecturer at the Banking Institute, Saudi Arabia.
Lecturer at Arab Open University, Saudi Arabia.
Researcher at Wisconsin Child Care Research Partnership during Sabbatical leave.
Chair of the national team for developing Saudi National Strategic Plan for Children.
AlSwelem and others. (in progress). Saudi National Strategic Plan for Children.
AlSwelem. (in press). Using Question To Stimulate Students Thinking.
AlSwelem and others. (in press). Evaluation of the Private Sector Role in Preschool Education in the Gulf States. Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States.
AlSwelem. (2004). Analysis & Projection of the Future Early Childhood Education in the Gulf States. Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States.
AlSwelem. (2004). The Infrastructure required for Expanding High Quality Early Childhood Education in the Gulf States. Paper presented at the Regional Conference on Improving Policies and Practices in ECCE in the Arab States (Cairo, 23-25 February 2004)
AlSwelem (2003). Growth in Early Childhood Education for the Past 10 Years in Gulf States: Future Development and Planning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Child Care Bureau, Child Care Policy Research Consortium Meeting April 8-11, 2003. Washington, DC.
AlSwelem (2002). An Analysis of Multiple-Choice Questions Used by University Professors in King Saud University. Educational Center of College of Education.
Al-Otaibi & AlSwelem (2002). Goals of Early Childhood Education in Saudi Arabia. Educational Center of College of Education.
AlSwelem (2000). Young Children International: broadening the global perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of the Young Children. San Francisco, CA, June 4-7.
AlSwelem and others (1999). Universal Preschool in Saudi Arabia. Unpublished action study commissioned by Ministry of Education.