On-Campus

Reform of China's National College Entrance Exam - Mei Lan Frame

This study examines the gaokao (高考), China’s National College Entrance Exam (NCEE), in the context of government reforms designed to change the disadvantages of a system where “one’s fate (life) is determined by one examination” (从根本上解决一考定终身的弊端).

 

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Meet-up at CIE in Montague House - June 2019

Fan Yihong (right) visited CIE in June 2019 where she saw Alessandra Mucci-Ramos (left) and met with faculty and staff of CIE who were in Montague House that day.

 

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Mariam Rashid receives the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award

Mariam Rashid was awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The award was established to provide support for graduate students in international education or affiliated with the Center for International Education to help them pursue international field work.  

 

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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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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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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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Ian Barron Joins Council of Scholars on Future of EMDR

Ian Barron, the Director of the Center for International Education at UMass, has recently been invited to join the Council of Scholars in the Future of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Project.

 

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