Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Degrees Earned in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

At the end of each academic year it is time to pause and celebrate the accomplishments of students associated with CIE who have completed their degrees during the academic year. This year graduates were awarded five doctoral degrees and two Education Specialist degrees.  They represent a variety of countries including Bangladesh, Georgia, Nigeria and the USA.

 

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Meet-up in Washington, D.C.

CIE members met at the meeting of the Advisory Group of the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network in Washington, May 2019.

 

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Debutant INGO’s Participating in Guatemala’s National Reading Program – Jacob Carter

This study examines how international NGOs are participating in the Leamos Juntos reading program in Guatemala and what factors affect their participation. Guatemala is a multiethnic country where over 24 indigenous languages (Maya, Xinca and Garifuna) are spoken along with Spanish. Central to understanding the dynamics of NGOs working in Guatemala is their historical relationship to the State.

 

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CIE Gathering in San Francisco 2019

As it has for many years, CIE organized a reception at the annual CIES conference, held in San Francisco this year. There were nearly fifty CIE graduates, current students and faculty members on the CIES program this year.  Also in attendance were some of the CIE graduates who live in the San Francisco area..

 

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CIE @ CIES 2019 in San Francisco

CIE and the International Education program at UMass were represented by nearly 50 graduates, current students, and faculty members at the national CIES conference in San Francisco in April, 2019.  In addition there were faculty members and students from the Higher Education and other programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education at the conference.

 

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Sustaining Peace from Campus to Community in Indonesia - Julia Novrita

The research grows out of a program that promotes reconciliation between Muslim and Christian students at Pattimura State University, Ambon in the province of Maluku, Indonesia

 

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Worldwide University Network Grant for College of Ed Faculty

Four UMass, Amherst faculty, Chrystal George Mwangi (principal investigator), Sangeeta Kamat, Jonique Childs and Enobong Branch, were recently awarded a grant through Worldwide University Network (WUN) to conduct an international study on “Researching Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success: Towards a Global Campus Climate.”

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Personal and Community Transformation in Rural Colombia – Stephanie Pirroni

This study examines an education for development initiative called Preparation for Social Action (PSA) being implemented in the Caribbean Coastal region of Colombia.

 

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Ash Hartwell leads CIE-ECCN team at AEWG Meeting in Budapest

In February, Ash Hartwell led the CIE-ECCN (Education in Crisis and Conflict Network) team at the recent meeting of the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) in Budapest, Hungary

 

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Meet-up in Bangkok, Thailand

Four CIE graduates get together socially in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2019.

 

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