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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 is particularly concerned with advancing education for historically marginalized and disadvantaged populations in developed and developing countries.  With educational policymakers and practitioners, CIEDR helps the national and international community through educational research, development needs, curriculum assessment, policy analysis, and teacher education. CIEDR is the IU School of Education’s gateway for grant development with an international or global dimension.

Founded in 1968, the Center has expanded its focus from improving social studies education to helping schools, universities, and communities through transnational research and development.  As a national leader in citizenship 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.  

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