Syed Anuar, Sarifah
Sarifah first enrolled in Educational Policy doctoral program in Fall 2009 and she is currently in her third year. She obtained her bachelor's degree in TESL at the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 1996 and her master's degree in Educational Planning and Administration from the same college in 2005.
She has experience working as a high school teacher for seven years, and served as an education officer at the Malaysian Ministry of Education for approximately five years. In 2006, she represented the Malaysian MOE at a Symposium of Education for International Understanding in South Korea, and since then has became closely involved in global educational movements such as Education For All (EFA) and education for life long learning.
Due to her commitment and interest in education, the Malaysian government awarded her three education scholarships in 1990, 2003 and 2009 to further her studies in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in education. Her doctoral dissertation deals with the issue of variation in policy outcomes, and the role of State and District Education offices in translating policy into practice. Upon graduation she hopes to continue contributing to the development of education in her home country, as well as education globally.