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Doctoral Student Profiles > Mirka Tvaruzkova

Mirka Tvaruzkova

TC Degree, Program & Specialization:
PhD, Comparative and International Education, Politics and Education

Advisor:
Regina Cortina

Previous graduate school education:
May 2009                  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, School of International and Public Affairs, Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.)
 
May 2005                  GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Elliott School of International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Research and scholarly interests:  
Teacher practice, in-service teacher training, teacher and student evaluation and assessment, monitoring and evaluation, politics of education, internationalization of education, Latin America, Eastern Europe
 
Recent Publications:

Hunt, B., Tvaruzkova, M., Levi, R., & Millan, F.  (2011). CETT White Paper Series: Paradigm Shift. Washington, DC: USAID.

Intili, J.A., Rosenberg, R., Ladd, A., & Tvaruzkova, M.  (2009). An Evaluation Framework for USAID-funded TIP Prevention and Victim Protection Programs.  Washington, DC:  USAID.

Skelton, A.,  Abisa, J.,  Cogswell, L.,  Mwanza, J., & Tvaruzkova, M. (2009). Malawi Participant Training Program Outcomes Study.  Washington, DC:  USAID.

Tvaruzkova, M. & Shamatov, D. (2012).  Review of Early Grade Reading Teaching and Skills:  Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.  Washington, DC:  USAID.

Tvaruzkova, M.  (2011).  MAP Final Report: Education Reform Program (ERP) 2007–2010.  Washington, DC:  USAID.

Tvaruzkova, M.  (2011).  2010 MAP Report: Girls’ Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO).  Washington, DC: USAID.
 
Recent Presentations:
Tvaruzkova, M. (October, 2013).  Designing Longitudinal Studies of Scholarship and Fellowship Programs:  Embarking on a 10-year Journey.  Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
 
Tvaruzkova, M. (October, 2013).  Equity-focused Evaluation in International Contexts:  Experiences and Reflections.  Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
 
Tvaruzkova, M. (June, 2013).  Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program:  Design Considerations for a ten-year Alumni Tracking Study.  Paper presented at the Comparative Education Societies World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
Tvaruzkova, M. (June, 2013).  Policies and Practices in Indigenous Intercultural Bilingual Education across Latin America.  Paper presented at the Comparative Education Societies World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
Tvaruzkova, M.  (May, 2011). Improving Literacy Instruction in Latin America: Lessons Learned from USAID’s Centers for Excellence in Teacher Training.  Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, Montréal, Canada.
 
Tvaruzkova, M. (August, 2011).  Improving Literacy Instruction: Lessons Learned from Latin America.  Paper presented at the USAID Global Workshop on Education and Development: From Evidence to Action, Arlington, Virginia.