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Margaret Sutton
Associate Professor
W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDUCATION 4254
Phone : (812) 856-8368
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Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Affiliations:  Education Policy Studies, History, Philosophy & Comparative Education
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I am a Comparative Educator and an Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies. In that capacity, I teach Foundations courses in the teacher preparation programs as well as instructing graduate students in international/comparative education and in educational policy studies. I conduct  research on education and cultural change both outside and inside the U.S., with research and publications on educational policy formation in international assistance agencies; gender and education in the Third World; comparative multicultural policies; the sources and forms of global awareness among children and youth in the U.S.; and on citizenship and education around the world.


  • Ph.D. International Development Education June 1991, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • M.A., Philosophy of Education, May 1978, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • B.A., Philosophy, June 1974, Seattle University, Seattle, WA


  • Doctoral Short-Term Program for Indonesian Visiting Scholars from State University of Malang
  • 2006 New IDEAS Partnership Program: Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Elementary Teacher Education


  • Margaret Sutton and Ellen Prusinski, Paper presented at Comparative and International Education Society, Montreal, QC May 2011, Who is fit to teach" The dialectics of the global and the local in the professionalization of Indonesian teachers
  • Critical Area Studies Conference
  • Served as discussant on two panels for the MCIES: Issues of Gender in Africa and the Middle East and Save the Children: Contributis of IU Students


  • Islamic Studies Program: Executive Advisory Board member, Islamic Studies Program
  • HELM graduate program development meeting: Organized meeting of three universities working on Higher Education program development in Indonesia, under USAID HELM contract
  • USINTEC (US/Indonesia Teacher Education Consortium): IU Institutional Director, USINTEC
  • Save the Children SUPER program: Nominate IU students to serve as field-based research interns for Save the Children programs internationally.
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