Dr. Laura Frade Rubio
Laura Frade Rubio
Laura Frade Rubio is Mexican by birth. She studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy at the Normal Superior Nueva Galicia University in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She completed a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences and World Economy and a PhD in Education at the Atlantic International University in Miami, Florida. She also has a master's degree in Integrative research and PhD in complex thought of the same Multiversity Edgar Morin. She graduated with Honors in each of these specialties.
She has developed training, consulting, updating and evaluation processes in approximately 300 schools and universities in this country, both in the public and private sectors, from kindergarten to Master Level Education, in indigenous, rural, urban, public and private environments. She has worked for the Federal Government, State Government, a few editing companies and private companies as well as in National and International foundations and some bodies of the United Nations; she has also used her PhD level in some universities.
She has participated in various international investigations on gender, education, health and social development, as well as on the impact of finances have on the world Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo), together with international agencies such as the Ford Foundation, the Mac Arthur Foundation, Novib, Holanda, Oxfam America, Oxfam International, Turner Foundation, the United Nations and other prestigious institutions, identifying needs and improvement opportunities in these loan projects, from the point of view of gender.
She is the author of several books, including: Cartilla de Alfabetización para Mujeres Indígenas (Literacy Primer for Indigenous Women), Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity), Fundamentos y Estrategias en el Salón de Clase (Bases and Strategies in the Classroom), Desarrollo de Competencias en Educación Básica, desde Preescolar hasta Secundaria (Development of Basic Education Competencies, from Kindergarden to Junior High School), Desarrollo de competencias en educación: desde preescolar hasta bachillerato (Development of Education Competencies, from Kindergarden to Senior High School), Planeación por competencias (Planning by Competencies), Evaluación por Competencias (Evaluation by Competencies), Desarrollo de competencias lectoras y obstáculos que se presentan (The Development of Reading Competencies and Emerging Obstacles), Diseño de situaciones didácticas (Didactic Context Design), Competencias en educación especial y en la inclusión educative (Competencies in Special and Inclusive Education Systems), Elaboración de rúbricas, metacognición y aprendizaje (Creating Study Rubrics by a metacogniticion approach), Exámenes para evaluar competencias (Competencies Evaluation Exams), Competencias en el aula (Classroom Competencies), Aprender desde el cerebro (Learning From the Brain), Aprender a leer y a escribir en el Siglo XXI (Learning to read and Write in the XXIst Century), La educación deseada, una tarea pendiente en México (The desired education, a pendieng taks in México), La evaluación del aprendizaje para desarrollar competencias (The evaluation of learning to develop competencies)and many other articles published for various journales and universities in Mexico and abroad.
For over 10 years she has been involved in research on the capacity to educate as one of many multiple intelligences, stating that there are more than the eight intelligences established by Howard Gardner, a proposal that has been acknowledged by said author himself. The results of her research have been published in her book: Inteligencia Educativa (Educational Intelligence).
She has given lectures on topics related to education and economy in more than 25 countries worldwide.
These are some of the most outstanding awards in her career, to name a few: The Nacional María Lavalle Urbina 2003 Award, an award given to only the 10 most outstanding women in the country from 1997 to 2007 by a qualified jury, where the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Secretaría de Educación Pública (Ministry of Public Education), UNAM, the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, the Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Periodistas and the Asociación de Mujeres María Lavalle were present.
She received an Honoris Causa Doctorate in Educational Sciences at the Universidad de Cuautitlán Izcalli, for her educational contributions in 2013; she was also acknowledged by said institution as the leading academic in 2013 and as an emeritus researcher in 2014.
She currently works as an independent consultant and investigator at Calidad Educativa Consultores S. C. and also as an academic researcher in Multiversidad Edgar Morin.