CIE @ CIES 2022 – in Person and in Pajamas

The program describes the conference theme as follows:


The CIES 2022 theme - Illuminating the Power of Idea/lism - arises from the intersection of two immutable realities. The first is our global experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. The second is the rise of nativism and fundamentalism representing both ideological rigidity and political divisiveness. The CIES 2022 theme seeks to find ways to address these challenges by bringing forward new ideas with a sense of idealism in the work we do as educationists.


CIE in Pajamas

The program this year was a hybrid of virtual and in-person presentation. So-called Pajama Sessions were scheduled each day for 90 minutes beginning at 6AM and 9PM Minneapolis time.  Experience with virtual sessions over the past two years showed that it is hard for people to extract themselves from their daily lives while attending a virtual conference.   So the virtual sessions were scheduled to occur before and after working hours - at least in the Minneapolis time zone!



CIE at CIES 2022 – From the Program

The CIE network was again well represented with nearly 30 CIE/IE graduates, current students and faculty members listed on the program.


More than a dozen current students were listed on the program as presenters, discussants, or panel chairs.  Some of their presentations included:


  • A Situation Analysis of the Return of Extremism in Afghanistan and its Effects on Women’s Higher Education. Mujtaba Hedayet (Right)
  • The politics of educational opportunity for out-of-school children and youth: The case of accelerated education programs Kayla Boisvert
  • Negotiating “third space” during COVID-19: A decolonial Afrikan feminist analysis of higher education female students’ experiences in Malawi and Zimbabwe  Pempho Chinkondenji
  • Spatial practices and representations – understanding segregation in Ahmedabad city. Sadaf Rathod
  • Insider Poetics within Low-Cost Private Schools: Racialization, Empire, and International Education. Benjamin Scherrer & Mariam Rashid (RIght)
  • Faculty Motivation to Engage in Quality Improvement - The Case of the Western University. Sayed Ahmad Javid Mussawy
  • Dissent, Voice and Lived Experiences: Students as Political Actors in Higher Education of Pakistan. Mariam Parvez Sheikh



More than a dozen CIE/IE graduates were on the program - coming from Brazil, Jamaica, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and the U.S.  Some of their presentations are below:


  • YESA - A successful approach to building capacity, strengthening systems, and cultivating ownership of the Malawi National Reading Assessment.  Lindiwe Chide. (Right)
  • CARICOM Caribbean’s HRD 2030 Strategy: Inscribing the neoliberal imaginary through social planning? Nigel Brissett Clark University
  • Integrating Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) and Education to address the impact of Covid-19 on youths in Latin America/Caribbean. Vongaishe Changamire, World Vision Canada
  • Supporting Uzbek schoolteachers to provide students in grades 1-11 with culturally appropriate English instructional materials: Challenges and Opportunities.  Flavia S. Ramos-Mattoussi Florida State University
  • Understanding divergent patterns in reading progressions in a tablet-based literacy program. Antonie Chigeda Imagine Worldwide
  • Results from a regional study on early childhood education policy and its implementation in Central America and the Dominican Republic. Rebecca Paulson Stone (RIght) American Institutes for Research
  • Translating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to Development and Humanitarian Contexts: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.  Wendy Wheaton  USAID
  • Comparative and International Education: Leading Perspectives from the Field - Book Launch. Beverly Lindsay  University of California
  • “To Educate and Liberate?” Moving from Coloniality to Postcoloniality in the International Branch Campus Model. Lauren E. Clarke (Right) Sampoerna University, Indonesia


CIE hopes to have an even larger representation at CIES 2023 in Washington, D.C. next year.