On-Campus

Pakistani Educator Leadership Training - Mei Lan Frame

Mei Lan Frame was the Lead Facilitator for a workshop on educational leadership for Pakistani educators pursuing Master’s degrees in education in the U.S. under the Teacher Education Master’s Scholarship Program (TEMSP), funded by USAID. This mid-program workshop was organized by World Learning and held from August 14 – 17, 2016 in Washington D.C.

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Kayla Boisvert Collected Data in Nepal on a Save the Children SUPER Fellowship

Kayla Boisvert spent a month in summer 2016 in Nepal working on a Save the Children project as a Save-University Partnership for Education Research (SUPER) Fellowship recipient.

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Non-Violent Study Circles - Julia Novrita

Julia Novrita and two other alumnae of IFP Ford Foundation established Inspiring Development (InDev), an NGO based in Ambon, to address problems student involvement in violence. InDev offers training programs to equip students with peace and non-violence values and skills in managing conflict creatively.

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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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Effective Education Program Design and Management in Crisis and Conflict Settings – A Training Course in Ethiopia

Ash Hartwell and the Education in Crisis and Conflict (ECCN) team at UMass led the design activity and helped implement a three-day course for USAID Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Service Nationals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   The UMass group is part of the larger ECCN project managed by EDC.

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Nyaradzai Changamire awarded AAUW Fellowship

Nyaradzai Changamire, a second year doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational policy and leadership concentration with a specialization in international education, has been awarded an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for 2015-16. Changamire, who is from Zimbabwe, is also the recipient of the 2014-2015 Graduate School/College of Education Fellowship and the college’s C.L. Vendien Endowed scholarship.

 

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Degrees earned in 2015-2016 Academic Year

May brings the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have finished graduate degrees.  This year CIE graduated four doctoral students and five masters students representing eight different countries.

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Tibetan Early Childhood Initiative - Shamo Thar

During my summer work back in Tibet/China, I worked on two different activities: ReSa, a Montessori School which is the only  private school in southwest of Tibet/Qinghai in China; and my childrens book Looking for Baby Yak.  I also spent two weeks as a Ford Fellow in New York city.

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CIE & Open Society Foundations - 1998 to Present

Since 1998 CIE has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) scholarship programs.  Over the years this relationship has brought three different groups of scholars to study at CIE. Dr, Gretchen Rossman, pictured here with Larissa Chekmareva, one of the students from Kazakhstan, has acted as the liaison faculty member with OSF throughout this period.  CIE looks forward to more OSF sponsored students in the future.

 

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CIE Spring Picnic 2016

CIE gathered at Mill River Park in North Amherst at the end of April for its annual spring picnic.  CIE members and their families along with faculty and staff enjoyed a chance to relax, share food and drink, and socialize

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