Welcome to Indiana University's Center for International Education, Development & Research
The Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) at Indiana University-Bloomington promotes an international scholarship of engagement through cross-cultural educational research and development to improve education and the social condition in the U.S. and abroad. Guided by democratic aims and culturally sensitive pedagogy, the Center advances education for historically marginalized and disadvantaged populations in developed and developing countries. CIEDR helps the national and international community through educational research, development, curriculum assessment, policy analysis, and teacher education.
Founded in 1968, the Center has expanded from improving social studies education to helping schools, universities, and communities through transnational research and development. As a national leader in civic education and international comparative education, CIEDR focuses on: democracy and civic identity; globalization and indigenous knowledge; human rights and gender equity; teacher education; and educational leadership and policy. CIEDR has received support from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and ministries abroad. CIEDR continues to expand its involvement in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.