NAME: ALI MOHAMED IBRAHIM
1. B.A. and Teaching Diploma (Math education) - American University of Beirut, 1965
2. M. A. (Specialization: Educational Tests and Measurement) - American University of
(Thesis: The conservation of liquid, number and length by Sudanese school children).
3. Doctor of Education - University of California , Los Angeles (UCLA) - Area :
Educational Psychology, Specialization: Research Methods and Evaluation
(Dissertation : The Dependability of needs assessment data : An Application of
“Generalizability Theory” to the Ratings of Educational Goals).
1. Mathematics teacher in Sudanese secondary schools 1965 to March 1972. During this
period I taught Mathematics and Statistics to secondary students and collaborated in the
preparation of Mathematics textbooks in Arabic (after the adoption of Arabic as medium of
instruction in Sudanese secondary schools).
2- Head of Section for Self-learning and Evaluation, In-Service Teacher Education Institute,
Khartoum, 1972-1973. Then assistant to the Director of the In-Service Teacher Education
Institute, Khartoum, 1977-1978 (after the M.A).
.3- Assistant to the Director of Teacher Training Department, Ministry of Education, Sudan
1978 - 1980. Responsibilities included preparation and follow-up of in-service teacher
4- Teaching Assistant (quarter of the time) while studying for the Doctorate degree,
Department of Research Methods and Evaluation, Graduate School of Education, University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).- 1982.
5- Director of Educational Planning. July 1984 to 1986. Job responsibilities included:
Conducting research studies related to educational strategy, preparation of educational plans
such as plans for the providing all children with primary education, population education
project, financing of education, preparation of annual educational statistics report,
international aid for education, etc.
6- Deputy Under-Secretary for Educational Planning, Ministry of Education, Sudan
1986 to June 1988. Job description: I was supervising a number of related departments:
Planning, Educational Statistics, Economics of Education, Educational Development
Projects, and Educational Documentation and Research. I was promoted, to the post of
Under-Secretary in the Sudanese Ministry of Education in July, 1988).
7- Specialist in measurement and evaluation, Centre for Measurement and Evaluation,
Kuwait University - June 1988 to Nov. 1989. Job description: conducting evaluation and
operational research, statistical data analysis, consultation in the area of research methods and
evaluation. The Centre is entrusted with the responsibility of Course and Faculty Evaluation
(administration and data analysis) in addition to the administration of International tests such
as TOEFL and GRE.
8- Lecturer in the Educational Research Centre, College of Education from
22/11/1989 to 31/3/1998, then promoted to assistant professor in 1/4/1998. I was
transferred to the Psychology Department since June 2002. Responsibilities include: teaching,
academic counseling to students, institutional research, professional advice to educational
researchers in research design and data analysis
9- Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor since 11/6/2005.
10- Head of Psychology Department , SQU, 1/9/2007- 2009
UNIVERSITY TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
I taught the following courses:
1. Educational evaluation and psychological measurement (for BA students, in English
2. Educational evaluation and psychological measurement (for Post-Graduate Diploma
in Educational Administration.
3. Educational statistics (1), an elective course
. 4. Statistics for Library and Documentation
5. Psychological and Educational Statistics for graduate students
6. Research methods in psychology and education for MA students (in Arabic and
7. Developmental psychology, (in English and Arabic),
Further teaching activities:
I participated as a lecturer in the following training courses:
1- Local training course on “educational research methods”, Somalia, 4-17 August, 1985 (
sponsored by Directorate of Research, ALECSO).
2. A training course for Coordinators of Committees in the Advisory Council (Sultanate of
Oman) in order to up-grade their skills in research methods, 2 April to 23 April 1994. I
participated in planning and conducting the training and the fieldwork related to it.
3- Teaching in the series of SPSS training courses for faculty members of Education which
were conducted by the Educational Research Centre and the Psychology Department.
4- A statistical training course for some employees of the Ministry of National Economy –
conducted by SQU Educational Research Centre in November 1999.
5- Training courses for development of research skills among some employees of
governmental establishments which were organized by the Institute of Public Administration
– Muscat- 2001.
6- Courses for the Development of Instructional skills for staff members of some colleges-
organized by Educational Technology Centre of SQU 2000-2001
7- A training courses for the development of social research skills among some employees of
governmental establishments which was organized by the Educational Research Centre of
SQU in October 2001
8- A workshop for academic staff members for using the computer program ITEMAN (An
item analysis program for tests and questionnaires). College of education- Jan 12, 2004.
9- A descriptive statistics training course for statistics personnel in Governmental
organizations. SQU Center for Community Services and Continuing Education. 6-9 March,
Academic advising of undergraduates:
Since 1989 I have been consistently advising math-science education students. I am currently
advising 30 of these students.
Academic advising of post-graduate students:
I served as MA thesis committee member for 55 students (from different specializations in
education) who graduated in the period 2000-2004. And I am currently serving in MA
committees for more than 21 students. My major role in these committees is to provide
supervision and advise in research methods and statistical analysis. In fact, I have
consistently provided such advice and assistance to almost all MA students in the College of
Education since the beginning of the program in 1994.
Refereeing of research studies:
I have refereed scientific research papers for:
1- The Second Scientific Seminar for Psychology Departments in Universities of Arabian
Gulf Countries - SQU- Sep. 2000.
2- The Second Educational Conference – SQU- October 2000.
3- Secondary Education Conference- Ministry of Education – Sultanate of Oman- 2002
4- Psychological and Educational Series (Journal of the College of Education- SQU) 2003.
5- Administration of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies (SQU) – Evaluation of funded
research proposals 2002/2003.
6- Academic Advising Symposium, SQU, 6-7 April, 2004.
FURTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
1. Training of demonstrators, in The Educational Research Centre, in data analysis using the
computer and preparation of research reports.
2. Data analysis of all questionnaires of workshops which CEIS organized for her graduates
in the period from 1992 to 1995 and other specialized workshops organized by the College in
3. Collaborated in the preparation of an analytical study about the final examinations of Fall
4. Collaborated in the analysis of evaluative data for courses as perceived by faculty members
in the College of Education and Islamic Sciences 1995/1996.
5. Collaborated in the preparation of a report on the characteristics of faculty members in
6. External examiner for two M.A. theses in educational psychology, Omdurman Islamic
University, Sudan - Summer, 1993.
7. Presentation on “ Study skills as perceived by faculty members at S.Q.U” to new students
in the College of Agriculture Sep. 1993.
8. Participated in a series of evaluation studies for educational programs in Kuwait University
in the period from May 1988 to Nov. 1989 during my employment as specialist in
measurement and evaluation. (Participation included statistical analysis and report-writing).
9. External examiner for an M.A. thesis (evaluation of mathematics), College of Education,
University of Khartoum, 1988.
10. Participation in conducting a study on “Local educational planning in the Area of Rahad
Agricultural Project in Sudan”. The study was sponsored by UNESCO. I discussed the results
of this study with UNESCO experts in Paris during an official consulting mission sponsored
by UNESCO (1984).
11. Presentation of the following seminars in the College:
a. “Evaluation of university student: Theory and Practice” - 14 October, 1991 (With Dr.
b. “Negative factors affecting academic achievement of SQU students” (With Dr. Ali
c. “Population and sample in educational and psychological research”, 1994 (With Dr. Ali
M. Yahya and Dr. Ridha Rizik”.
d. “Basic skills and attitudes for university study as perceived by faculty members in SQU”,
4 April, 1994 (With Dr. Thuwayba Al-Barwani and Dr. Ali Yahya).
e. Workshop on the improvement of university evaluation methods, April, 1996. (Presented a
paper on “Analysis of final examination papers of Fall semester, 1995 in the College of
Education and Islamic Sciences).
f. “Factors and motives affecting elective course-selection by students of Sultan Qaboos
University: A field study”, Nov., 1996
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:
COMMITTEES AT THE DEPARTMENT,
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY LEVELS:
1. All steering committees which were organized the four Workshops for Graduates of the
College which were held in the period 1992-1995.
2. All sub-committees which were entrusted with the responsibility of constructing
questionnaires to the above-mentioned Workshops.
3. I had worked as rapporteur of the Educational Research Centre Council for four years.
4. Committee for the preparation of the final report of the Workshop of Islamic Education
5. Inter-College University Committee for the development of a system for Course and
Faculty Evaluation. I was responsible for the statistical analysis of the pilot study data, and
the preparation of the report.
6. Steering Committee for the “Seminar on the University and National Economy
Requirements” – SQU- 14-15 Feb. 2000.
7. Rapporteur of Psychology Department Council 2000/2003.
8. Seminars Committee of the College of Education
9. Committee of internal evaluation of the Psycholoy Department.
10. Committee of learning skills which prepared the content of an experimental course and an
evaluation scale for learning skills 2000/2003
11. A university committee for the preparation of a proposal for establishing a center for
social and humanities research in SQU.
12. A committee for preparing a study on the difficulties that face students living in out of
campus residence 2002.
13. Committee of Post-graduate Education of the College 2001/2002.
14. Committee of Post-graduate Education of the Department of Psychology 2002/2003 and
15. Committee of Books of the Department of Psychology (Chair) 2003/2004.
16- Committee for Research- The Third Educational Conference (Feb. 2004)
17- Committee for Research – Academic Advising Symposium (SQU- 6-7 April 2004).
18- University committee for studying possibilities of establishing internal review at the
Instructional Development Unit of the Center for Educational Technology (Dec- 2003 -
COMMITTEES OUTSIDE THE UNIVESITY:
1- Committee for the Investigation of the intellectual aptitude of Candidates for the Omani
Police College, 1991-1992. The Committee prepared and piloted a preliminary aptitude test.
2- Joint Committee for Educational Research between the College of Education and the
Ministry of Education.
3. Committee for Appraisal of the Omani Diplomatic Institute, and entrusted with the
preparation of a proposal for the introduction of the diploma course.
4- Committee for the preparation of academic subjects reports ( Project for the Monitoring
and Evaluation of Basic Education in the Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Education) 1994-
5- Technical sub-committee to study ways and means of developing various types of and
levels education (Council of Higher Education)- 1998/1999.
6- An ad-hoc committee in the Ministry of Education to study the results of the research
project on "Monitoring and Evaluation of the Achievement of Fourth Grade Students in the
Sultanate" – 2002/2003.
7- "Committee for the Development of Curricula and Educational Evaluation"- Ministry of
Education- Sultanate of Oman. (SQU representative)- 2003/2003.
8- "Committee for the Study and Analysis of the Past Three Years Secondary School
Examination". (SQU representative)- 2003/2003.
1- Al-Kandari, Jasem Y. & Ibrahim, Ali M. (1990). Analysis of the academic activities of
faculty members in Kuwait University. Risalat Al-Khaleej Al-Arabi, 34, 40-72. (In Arabic).
2- Abdel Karim , Rifaat A. & Ibrahim, Ali M (1992). The performance of males versus
female accounting students: Evidence from the Third World. Advances in International
Accounting, 5, 255-262. (In English).
3- Al-Barwani, Thuwayba A., Yahia, Ali M. & Ibrahim, Ali M. (1993). Factors negatively
affecting academic achievement of Sultan Qaboos University students. Studies in Higher
Education: Field Research in Sultan Qaboos University, Educational Research Centre, SQU,
Vol. 1, 65-104. (In Arabic).
4- Ibrahim, Ali M, Yahia, Ali M. & Al-Barwani, Thuwayba, A. (1993). A study of the
predictive validity of Omani Secondary School Examination. Studies in Higher Education:
Field Research in Sultan Qaboos University, Educational Research Centre, SQU, Vol. 1, 1-
29. (In English).
5- Abdel Karim , Rifaat A. & Ibrahim, Ali M (1994). The impact of a noncognitive factor
on the performance of accounting students: A Third World perspective. Advances in
International Accounting, 6, 285-293. (In English).
6- Yahia, Ali M., Al-Barwani, Thuwayba A., & Ibrahim, Ali M. Basic skills and attitudes
for university study as perceived by faculty members at Sultan Qaboos University. A Series
of Psychological and Educational Studies, SQU, Volume 2, 39-63. (In English).
7- Abdalla, Abdul -Rahman S., Al-Barwani, Thuwayba A. and Ibrahim, Ali M. (1995). An
evaluation of Islamic education teacher preparation program at SQU, Educational Research
Centre, SQU (A refereed study). In Arabic.
8- Ibrahim, Ali M. (1997). Elective courses: A study on factors and motives affecting
course-selection by students of Sultan Qaboos University. The Educational Journal, Kuwait
University, 11(42), 187-224 (In Arabic).
9- Ibrahim, Ali M. (1996). A cross-cultural validation of Trice’s Academic Locus of Control
Scale for college students in an Omani sample. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 83, 823-829.
10- Al Barwani, Tuwayba & Ibrahim, Ali M. (1997)An evaluation of the teacher-education
program at Sultan Qaboos University: Graduates’ performance and perceptions. Paper
presented in the 44th ICET Conference , Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 15-20 December, 1997.
International Yearbook on Teacher Education, Volume I, 158-171.
11. Al-Barwani, T., Aalam. B., Yahia, A. Ibrahim, A., Galal, A. & Al-Sulaimani, H. (1997).
Difficulties encountered by new teachers graduating from SQU. The First Educational
Conference, SQU, Dec 7-10 1997, Volume 6 of the Conference publications.
12- Ibrahim, Ali M. (2000). Achievement motivation of university students as measured by
positive and negative items: A psychometric study. Dirasat- Educational Sciences. Jordanian
University, Vol. 26, (2), 382-397.
13 - Moosa, Samira M. & Ibrahim, Ali M. (2000). An investigation of academic probation
in Sultan Qaboos University. A Series of Psychological and Educational Studies, SQU,
Volume 4, 133-170. (In English).
14- Ibrahim, Ali M. (2001). Differential responding to positive and negative items: The
case of a negative item in a questionnaire for course and faculty evaluation. Psychological
Reports, 88, 497-500.
15- Yahia, A., Ibrahim, Ali M. & Galal, A. (2003). Standardization of Raven’s Progressive
Matrices Test in Muscat region. A Series of Psychological and Educational Studies, SQU,
Volume 6, 35-85.
16- Al-Ayasrah, M. A. Ibrahim, Ali M., Al-Salmi, M. & Al-Hashmi, M. (2004). The
predictive validity of college GPA and grades of Entrance Test as two criteria for admission
to Educational Diploma Program in Islamic Education. Studies in Curricula and Teaching
Methods (The Egyptian Association for Curricula and Teaching Methods), No. 92, 199-219.
17- Al-Sarmi, A. M. & Ibrahim, Ali M.(2004). Reading comprehension ability and its
relation to the variables of sex, specialization, and type of reading text among second year
secondary students in Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences
(University of Bahrain), 5(4), 233-249. (In Arabic).
18- Ibrahim, Ali M & Al-Sarmi, A. M. The relationship between mathematical reasoning,
gender, level of verbal ability and their interaction among eleventh grade students in the
sultanate of Oman (2007). Dirasat- Educational Sciences. Jordanian University, Vol. 34(1),
19- Moosa, Samira M. and Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed (2008). Students perceptions of
academic probation: Causes, reactions, and remedies. Journal of Educational and
Psychological Studies, College of Education, SQU, Vol. 2 No. 2, 151-167
20- Ibrahim, Ali M. (2011). Using generalizability theory to estimate the relative effect of
class size and number of items on the dependability of student ratings of instruction>
Psychological Reports, 109(1) 252-258.
21- Ibrahim, Ali M., Kazem, Ali, Al-Nabhani, Hilal, & Al-Jamali, Fawzia. Psychometric
properties and norms for Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices obtained from the 11th and
12th grades in the Sultanate of Oman. Accepted for publication (Feb, 2011) in Association of
Arab Universities Journal for Education and Psychology
Papers presented to conferences:
1. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed. Evaluation of students in Islamic education , Seminar on Islamic
Education, African Islamic Centre, Khartoum, 1985. (In Arabic).
2.. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed Educational Evaluation, Conference on Curriculum, Khartoum,
1985. (In Arabic)
3. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed et al. A working paper on the establishment of an information
centre for training needs, The National Conference for Training and Manpower Planning,
Khartoum, 1984. (In Arabic).
4. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed. Educational innovations in the Sudan. A working paper
presented in the meeting of the Technical Group for Educational Innovation in the Arab
Countries (Regional Office for Education in Arab Countries ,UNESCO), Kuwait, 4-7 May,
1986. (in Arabic).
5. Educational Development in the Sudan (1982-1984), (co-author), An Official
Governmental report presented to The 39th International Conference on Education, Geneva,
16-25 October, 1984. (In English).
6. Educational Development in the Sudan (1984-1986), (co-author), An Official
Governmental report presented to The 40th International Conference on Education, Geneva,
2-11 December, 1986. (In English)
7. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed. The Administrative Structure for the Educational Process.
A working paper presented in the Conference for General Educational Issues, Khartoum, Feb.
1987. (In Arabic).
8- Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed An analytical study of final examinations of Fall 1995. A paper
presented in The Workshop for the Improvement of University evaluation Methods, College
Evaluation (SQU), April 1996. Published in the Workshop’s Proceedings. (In Arabic).
9- Moosa, Samira M. & Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed. Factors of academic probation a
sperceived by students on advanced stages of probation. Paper presented in Academic
Advising Symposium (SQU-6-7 April 2004). (In English).
Haj Al-Tom, S. A., Siddig, S. H. & Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed (1968). Algebra for first year
secondary. Ministry of Education , Khartoum ( In Arabic)..
Non-refereed published articles:
1. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed (1986). Thoughts on Educational Evaluation, Risalat Al-Mualim ,
12, Educational Publications Office, Ministry of Education, Khartoum.
2. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed (1986). The concepts of number, length and mass of liquid among
young Sudanese children, Risalat Al-Mualim , 12, Educational Publications Office, Ministry
of Education, Khartoum. (In Arabic).
Research and Reports prepared for SQU and other institutions:
1- Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed and Al-Suni A. Ma’arouf (1995). Project for monitoring and
evaluation of student achievement in basic education in the Sultanate of Oman: The fourth
study: Test for life skills, Directorate General for Education, Ministry of Education, Sultanate
of Oman. (Commissioned by the Omani Ministry of Education). In Arabic
2- Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed (1992). "Results of the perceptions of SQU graduates regarding
program of math-science education in SQU". (Workshop for math-science teachers).
3- Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed. Analysis of the teachers and supervisors questionnaire,
Workshop for English Language Teachers, SQU, 28 April, 1993
4- Statistical analysis of the perceptions of teachers regarding the program of Islamic
education in SQU, and perceptions of school principals and supervisors regarding
performance of Islamic education teachers (Jan 1995) – (With others).
5- The characteristics of faculty members at the College of Education, SQU (1995/1996).
6- "Evaluation of the Workshop on the Development of Department Heads, College of
7- "Analysis of questionnaires for the evaluation of courses by faculty members in the
College of Education"- Fall 1995.
8- "Evaluation of the First Academic Week for the College of Education as perceived by
faculty members'- May 1996.
9- Final Report for the Inter-College Committee for the Development of a System of Student
Evaluation of Courses and Instructors. Spring, 1996. (With others)- In English.
10- "Analysis of questionnaires for the evaluation of courses by faculty members in the
College of Education"- Spring 1996.
11- "Evaluation of the second training course on rules and applications of recitation of Holy
Quran", Ministry of Education and SQU – Sep 1997.
12- "Diagnosis of study skills and strategies". The report of an institutional research study
conducted with others on the request of the College of Education Council, 1996/1997.
13-. Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed & Ahmed S. Galal. "Results of the first implementation of
course and teaching evaluation -Fall 1996". (In English).
14- "Evaluation of the Second Educational Conference"- College of Education, SQU, 1997.
15- Ibrahim, Ali Mohamed & Ahmed S. Galal (1998). "Evaluation of the program of the
preparation of math-science teachers at SQU". A field study conducted on the request of the
"colleges of Education and Science Coordination Committee".
16- "Final report for "Seminar on University and Higher Education and Requirements of
National Economy" –Feb (2000). (With others).
17- "Educational status in the Sultanate as revealed by data of 1993 population census".
Prepared for M. of National Economy".
18- "Problems confronting SQU students living off-campus"- A field study conducted on the
request of University administration. (With others) – De. 2002.
19- "A proposal for an Educational, Social and Business Research". Prepared on the request
of the University committee to study the establishment of the centre – May 2003 – (With
others). In English
International, regional and local conferences and seminars
1. Cairo Seminar ( Semi regional seminar on educational planning for better association
between formal and informal education. (Sponsored by UNESCO). Cairo, 22-27 Sep. 19984.
2. The 39th International Conference of Education, Geneva, 16-25 October, 1984 (Member of
the Sudanese Delegation to the Conference).
3. Curriculum Conference, Khartoum , 1984 (Presented a working paper on educational
4. The National Conference for Training and Manpower Planning, Khartoum, 1984,
(Presented , with others, a working paper on the establishment of an information centre for
5. The General Conference for the Arab League Cultural, Scientific and Educational,
Organization (ALECSO), Tunisia, 20-24 Dec. 1985 (Member in the Sudanese delegation to
6. A regional seminar on modern trends in planning educational reform and their impacts on
the development of educational administration, Amman, Jordan, 27 Jan.- 4 Feb. 1986.
7. The meeting of the Technical Group for Educational Innovation in the Arab Countries
(Regional Office for Education in Arab Countries ,UNESCO), Kuwait, 4-7 May, 1986. (
Presented a working paper on educational innovations in the Sudan).
8. Regional seminar on planning and mobilization of resources in the educational sector,
Amman, Jordan, 21-26 1 Nov. 1986, Organized by the International Bank. (I was
representative of the Sudan).
9. The 40th International Conference of Education, Geneva, 2-11 December, 1984 (Member
of the Sudanese Delegation to the Conference and participated in the preparation of the
Sudanese report about educational development in the Sudan, which was one of the
documents of the Conference).
10. The General Conference for the Arab League Cultural, Scientific and Educational,
Organization (ALECSO), Tunisia, 19-25 Dec. 1987 (Member in the Sudanese delegation to
11. The Conference for General Educational Issues, Khartoum, Feb. 1987. (Presented a paper
on the administrative structure of the educational process).
12. The Second Conference for General Education, Kuwait, 1-4 April 1989. (I represented
the Centre for Evaluation and Measurement, Kuwait University).
13- The First Educational Conference" – SQU, 7-10 Dec. 1997.
14. Seminar on the results of “the project on monitoring and evaluation of student
achievement in basic education in the Sultanate of Oman”, Muscat 14-15 April 1996 (I
presented the results of the fourth study: “Test of life skills”.
15- ICET Conference, “Promoting quality teacher education for an interconnected world”,
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 15-20 December, 1997. (I served as rapporteur for one of its
16- 1- The Second Scientific Seminar for Psychology Departments in Universities of
Arabian Gulf Countries - SQU- Sep. 2000.
17- "Seminar on University and Higher Education and Requirements of National Economy" –
Feb (2000). (I served as rapporteur for one of its sessions).
18- "The Second Educational Conference" – SQU, )ct. 2000.
19- "The First Arab Conference for Administrative Research and Publication" – Muscat –
April 2001 – I collaborated in conducting a workshop on: "How to consolidate your
research skills' which was convened during the Conference..
20- Academic Advising Symposium, SQU, 6-7 April, 2004. (I participated by presenting a
paper, and I chaired one of the Symposium’s discussion panels).