Josephine Clark Kennedy is the director of Global Education at World Learning, where she oversees education programs in more than 30 countries worldwide. Education initiatives particularly emphasize improving teaching and learning at all levels of the education system, improving youth employment and leadership, and English language teacher training. Kennedy has expertise in curriculum and assessment reform, pre-service teacher education, STEM education, and teacher and school leadership professional development. Prior to her work at World Learning, Kennedy served as lead faculty for diploma programs at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates, where she specialized in interdisciplinary curriculum development for youth in engineering, computer networking, and business/finance studies. She also served as president of TESOL Arabia, the largest English language teacher association outside the U.S., and continues to work with teaching organizations worldwide to strengthen services to membership. A longtime teacher educator, Kennedy has also served as a supervisor for MA TESOL candidates at SIT Graduate Institute. She has served as a technical advisor on education programs in more than 20 countries, including Libya, Lebanon, China, Tunisia, Algeria, Pakistan, Oman, Kosovo and South Korea. Kennedy's areas of research and development include the impact of professional development on teachers' practice, and the effectiveness of computer-based reading improvement programs on student learning. Kennedy holds a master's degree in teaching from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, and is an EdD (ABD) candidate at the University of Exeter in the UK.
Teaching strategies that support students who are learning the language of instruction in multilingual and bilingual classrooms
Adaptive ICT solutions for teacher professional development and coaching program in India's madrassas schools
Teacher use of tools and uptake of strategies to address diglossia challenges in teaching primary grade children to read in Arabic