Welcome to Indiana University's Center for Social Studies and International Education
The Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE) at Indiana University-Bloomington promotes an international scholarship of engagement through cross-cultural educational research and projects for the purposes of improving education and the social condition in the U.S. and abroad. CSSIE faculty—in collaboration with educators, students, and international partners— examine educational issues in local and global contexts from comparative, cross-cultural perspectives. The Center, guided by democratic aims and culturally sensitive pedagogy, is particularly concerned with understanding and advancing education for historically marginalized and disadvantaged populations in developed and developing countries.
In its work with schools and universities and with educational policy makers and practitioners, CSSIE helps to meet the educational development needs of the national and international community through curriculum and policy analysis work, educational research and assessment, and in-service training and content seminars. CSSIE also serves as the gateway in the IU School of Education for grant development and projects that have an international or global dimension.