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 undertake consulting or field work as part of their degree program. The articles in this section chronicle professional activities of current students including articles on presentations at professional conferences, and a new series of articles on dissertation research that is under way.

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CIE @ CIES – Virtual Again in 2021

For the second year in a row, the CIES annual conference was held virtually via Zoom.  With the lessons learned from 2020, the conference organizers were able to provide a very smooth and effective platform for participants from anywhere in the world.

 

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Narratives from Lesvos and the Borderscapes of the EU – Jenn Flemming

The research uses in-depth narratives and stories of border crossers and those involved in the humanitarian response. The study also used photography and image elicitation methods as another way to interact with participants. In doing so, it allowed research participants to choose how their stories were represented, told, and analyzed.  

 

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Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Awards for 2020-2021

Mishka Murad and Mariam Sheikh were both given an Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry (pIctured) Award for the 2020-2021 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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CIE @ CIES in Miami on Zoom

On March 5th, the CIES Board of Directors voted to cancel the on-site portion of the CIES 2020 Annual Conference in Miami due to the Corona virus pandemic. 

 

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Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau - Shamo Thar

Shamo Thar contributed three articles for a new online exhibition on Tibetan culture.  The trilingual exhibition entitled Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau will be formally launched in early November, 2019 at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery of Art.

 

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Mariam Rashid and Benjamin Scherrer present at UKFIET 2019 conference

Mariam Rashid and Benjamin Scherrer, doctoral students associated with CIE, presented at the UKFIET 2019 conference on “Inclusive Education Systems: Futures, fallacies and finance” in September, 2019 in Oxford, England.

 

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The Challenges of Implementing Quality Assurance in Afghanistan Universities – Javid Mussawy

This study examines factors that influence the implementation of quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) policy at teaching universities in Afghanistan. The research uses sensemaking and sensegiving (Weick, 1995) as a theoretical lens to analyze and interpret policy enactment at public Higher Education Institutions.

 

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Pempho Chinkondenji Awarded AAUW International Fellowship

Pempho Chinkondenji, a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership, has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. 

 

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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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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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