Professor Alexander W. Wiseman, Ph.D.

Professor Alexander W. Wiseman
  • Lehigh University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
Knowing how the world learns is a stepping-stone to understanding how students acquire skills and knowledge, teachers teach, and education systems function in the best (and worst) ways.

Professor Alexander W. Wiseman is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in both Comparative and International Education and Educational Theory and Policy from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Wiseman has more than 19 years of professional experience, working worldwide with government education departments, university-based teacher education programs, and community-based professional development programs for teachers. He also has been a classroom teacher in both the United States and East Asia, and he currently serves as a frequent strategic planning and development consultant for ministries of education and national education organizations worldwide. He is a co-chair of the Committee on International Accreditation for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Professor Wiseman is the author of many research-to-practice articles and books. Recent articles have appeared in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education; Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education; American Behavioral Scientist; Computers & Education; and Research in Comparative and International Education. In addition, Professor Wiseman serves as the series editor for the International Perspectives on Education and Society volume series and as the chief editor of the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education volume. He also is the senior editor of the peer-reviewed journal FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education.

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  1. How the World Learns: Comparative Educational Systems

    How the World Learns: Comparative Educational Systems

    Alexander W. Wiseman
    2.9 out of 5
    30% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    The revolutionary belief that education is “the great equalizer” has spread across the globe, and education systems reflect ideals including universal enrollment. Yet how can success in education be measured—and improved? How the World Learns is an international comparison of teaching methods and student achievement, delving into culture and context to see what is succeeding and what is failing, at home and...
  2. (Set) How the World Learns & Cultural Literacy for Religion Set

    (Set) How the World Learns & Cultural Literacy for Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $524.90 $379.90$524.90
    This two-course set provides a more holistic view of international culture. Religious literacy can shed new light on the world, making us better neighbors and citizens. Get a provocative introduction to this fascinating topic with Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know. Then get fundamental insights about how the world develops, grows, and learns with How the World Learns.
  3. (Set) How the World Learns & Art of Teaching Set

    (Set) How the World Learns & Art of Teaching

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Teaching is more than a job. It's a responsibility—one of the greatest responsibilities in society. With this set of two courses, you’ll explore The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator to gain new understandings and approaches to this life-changing profession. Then How the World Learns provides insight into international education news and data, so we can learn what works and doesn’t work...
  4. (Set) How the World Learns & How We Learn Set

    (Set) How the World Learns & How We Learn

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Learning is a lifelong adventure and this two-course set looks in-depth at the process of learning. Everyone has his or her own approach, but few of us know how we learn. Shedding light on what's going on when we learn and dispelling common myths about the subject, How We Learn introduces you to this practical and accessible science. Then discover which teaching methods work around the globe in How the World Learns.
  5. (Set) How the World Learns & How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition Set

    (Set) How the World Learns & How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $469.90 $414.90$469.90
    Many students struggle because they have not been taught how to learn properly. This two-course set will provide perspectives from both teachers and learners. How to Become a Superstar Student is filled with all the best practices students who want to win need to know, while How the World Learns looks to compare education systems in other countries to glean new, international best practices for learning.
  6. Set How the World Learns & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Set

    Set How the World Learns & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Having children is one of the most rewarding endeavors a person can undertake. The upbringing and education of a new generation of socially responsible citizens can be daunting, but this set can help. Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive offers methodical advice for better parenting, while How the World Learns provides insight into international education news for a complete global-view on learning.