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The Center for International Education hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. 

 

You can learn more about all that goes on both 'On Campus' and 'Off Campus' by clicking on the links in the navigation panel on the right below.

 

The CIE community has weekly meetings called 'Tuesday Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to some good talks by speakers from both inside and outside the center. Click on the tag on the right panel to find out more about these dialogues.

 

Students and Faculty members participate in conferences and workshops throughout the year. Find out more by clicking on 'Conferences and Workshops'.

 

Learn more about who 'Graduated' each year, our annual 'Fall Retreats' for students and faculty, 'Meet Ups' of center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags that interest you!

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CIE Gathering in Atlanta 2017

As is the custom, CIE once again hosted a reception for CIE members, associates and friends during the annual CIES conference. A large group gathered at a well-known Mexican restaurant a few blocks from the conference hotel to share Mexican-style snacks along with assorted beverages.

 

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CIE @ CIES 2017 in Atlanta

CIE brought a strong contingent of more than 45 faculty members, graduates and current students to the national CIES conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March. In addition, there were faculty and students from the higher education program at the UMass College of Education. In total, there were well over 50 attendees related to UMass, demonstrating the strong involvement in international education at the College of Education.

 

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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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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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Meet-up in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tossiporn "Pan" Sariyant met Joanie Cohen-Mitchell at the Chiang Mai airport in February 2017.

 

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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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