Student Professional Activity

CIE students are encouraged to apply their learning by working with education systems and educators during their studies. Many CIE students are mid-career professionals who use the summer as a time to engage in development education work.  The articles in this section chronicle professional activities of current students

SIT students visit CIE to learn about international projects

Karla Sarr brought students from her class on the Design and Delivery of International Education to visit CIE. Thirteen students in the Master’s program at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont, were at UMass for the day.  After visiting the International Programs Office, they came to Montague House to discuss two CIE field projects and talk about managing funded projects.

 

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Accelerated Education Principles - Preliminary findings of field case studies

CIE welcomed Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland and the research team investigating the implementation of the new Accelerated Education principles developed by the inter-agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), at a Tuesday Dialogue in February 2017. The presentation was facilitated by CIE faculty member Ash Hartwell of the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN).

 

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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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Studying teachers of Syrian refugees in Jordan – Michael Acosta

Michael Acosta spent a year in Jordan on a Boren Fellowship during which he studied Arabic, carried out a research project with teachers on Syrian refugee students and worked with a group of American high school students studying Arabic in a summer program.

 

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Supporting mother tongue literacy for refugees in Chad – Eunice Kua

Eunice Kua worked to help develop mother tongue literacy programs among Darfur refugees in eastern Chad prior to coming to CIE. She reflects on her experience and the issues it raised.

 

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University Support & Workforce Development in Afghanistan – Javid Mussawy

Sayed Ahmad Javid Mussawy spent the summer working to develop quality enhancement and accreditation procedures with the Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan.

 

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Program review for Peace Corps in Moldova – Betsy Vegso

Betsy Vegso worked with Peace Corps in Moldova during the summer where she reviewed program and training functions and developed recommendations related to program management.

 

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Pakistani Educator Leadership Training - Mei Lan Frame

Mei Lan Frame was the Lead Facilitator for a workshop on educational leadership for Pakistani educators pursuing Master’s degrees in education in the U.S. under the Teacher Education Master’s Scholarship Program (TEMSP), funded by USAID. This mid-program workshop was organized by World Learning and held from August 14 – 17, 2016 in Washington D.C.

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Non-Violent Study Circles - Julia Novrita

Julia Novrita and two other alumnae of IFP Ford Foundation established Inspiring Development (InDev), an NGO based in Ambon, to address problems student involvement in violence. InDev offers training programs to equip students with peace and non-violence values and skills in managing conflict creatively.

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