Fall 2016/Spring 2017

Global Citizenship Education: Implications for teacher education – Vaibhav Jadhav

At the Tuesday Dialogue on February 14, 2017, CIE heard from Dr Vaibhav Jadhav from Pune University, India, on the research he has been conducting during his time as a Visiting Scholar at CIE and the College of Education, UMass Amherst.

 

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Studying the use of Accelerated Education principles in Kenya and Sierra Leone

During January 2017, CIE second year Master’s student Kayla Boisvert and doctoral student Jenn Flemming conducted research for the inter-agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), looking at implementation of the AEWG’s 10 key principles for accelerated education programs (AEPs).

 

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CIE Response to the January 2017 U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

The students, faculty, and staff at the Center for International Education (CIE) at UMass Amherst resoundingly oppose the Executive Order on Immigration that temporarily suspends travel from seven Muslim majority countries and selectively denies entry to Syrian refugees.

 

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Implications of the US Executive Order on Immigration

The CIE community met with Ken Reade from the International Programs Office at UMass several days after the Executive Order banning entry to citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. Faculty and graduate students from almost a dozen countries sought information to clarify the content of the order and its implications.

 

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Rethinking education: A conversation with Dr. Yong Zhao

CIE faculty and students enjoyed a provocative and stimulating discussion with Dr Yong Zhao. How can education be reformed to serve the least fortunate without using a deficit model that channels them into the existing system and just preserves the existing social structure?

 

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Online Graduate Courses in Early Grade Reading

The International Education concentration at UMass Amherst is offering two 12-week online graduate courses in Spring 2017: How Children Learn to Read and The Role of Community and Family for Supporting Early Grade Reading.  

 

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Bjorn H. Nordtveit, associate professor in the department of educational policy, research and administration, is one of seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools named as Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP) in January 2017.

 

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Publishing in academic journals – Bjorn Nordtveit

At the request of students, CIE faculty member Bjorn Nordtveit led a discussion at a Tuesday meeting on how the academic publishing process works and tips for submitting articles to academic journals.

 

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Faculty Development in Developing Countries - Cristine Smith

CIE faculty member Cristine Smith is co-editor of a new book on Faculty Development in Developing Countries: Improving Teaching Quality in Higher Education with Kate Hudson, lecturer in higher education and Director of Program Development at the College of Education, UMass Amherst.

 

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Inclusive Universities: Part of Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Program

At a Tuesday Dialogue, Professor Sangeeta Kamat and doctoral student Bharat Rathod discussed their research project on diversity in higher education in India.

 

 

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