Research at CIE

The articles below provide examples of current and recent research activities associated with CIE.  Research takes a variety of forms including: Master’s capstone projects, doctoral dissertation research, faculty research, and research undertaken as part of funded development projects.  CIE encourages the synergy which occurs when research applies conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the task of understanding real world problems.

 

The researchers and the topics reflect the diversity of issues being studied as well as the world-wide locations in which CIE carries out research.  For a look at the past work of many other Master’s and Doctoral students, as well as research in multiple projects, visit the CIE site on UMass Scholarworks where all documents can be downloaded for free.
 


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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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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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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Gretchen Rossman publishes new editions of her best-selling books on Qualitative Inquiry

Gretchen Rossman recently published new editions of Designing Qualitative Research and Introduction to Qualitative Research, both popular books for students learning about the process of qualitative research.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit publishes book on “Schools as Protection"

CIE faculty member Bjorn Nordtveit has authored a book on child protection titled Schools as protection?: Reinventing education in contexts of adversity, published by Springer in 2016.

 

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Developing Early Grade Reading Materials in Nepal

Cristine Smith spent two weeks in Nepal in June 2016, working with World Education as a technical expert in early grade reading developing learning materials.

 

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Social Science Research beyond the Academy

CIE was proud to have three of their students selected to participate in the forum “Social Science Research Beyond the Academy” on campus in April, 2015.

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