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Student

I am studying democratic citizenship education in Taiwan, specifically as it pertains to national identity formation. Essentially, what does it mean to learn how to be a citizen in one of Asia's strongest democracies?

Ph.D. Student

Hometown:
Yozgat, Turkey

I study school choice and organizational reforms such as school autonomy, competition,and accountability. I have focused on the consequences of those reforms on educational equity and quality for the last three years.

Student

The study identifies the resources Costa Rican, adult, female, night high school students draw upon in the process of informally learning English as a foreign language (EFL). It aims to examine how these resources reflect students’ funds of knowledge (FoK) and ways of learning. The participants are 20 women who live in the rural community of El Cerro (pseudonym) in Costa Rica. These women are currently completing high school at El Cerro Night High School.

Clinical Associate Professor

The Virtual Academic Readiness Bootcamp online courses engaged Indian university students in courses that provided an opportunity to improve their academic English Language skills to better prepare them for academic studies and future employment, as well as provide Indiana University graduate students the opportunity to experience online teaching with Indian university students. This program matched IU graduate students with Indian university students to sharpen their reading and writing skills.

Professor

We are building local research capacity, conducting research with children on peace and experiences with peace and violence, developing programs in peace and social justice counseling, decolonizing psychology and curriculum.

Visiting Scholar

I am interested in exploring maker culture and education, focusing on impacting factors of making, functions of co-working, and shared innovation, relationship between maker education and creative industry.

Professor

Kubow received a grant contract in the amount of $20,000 from the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) that partners the IU School of Education with IIIT to virtually host at IUB the 2021 Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development.

Senior Clinical Lecturer Emeritus

Supporting literacy instruction in the classroom is my area of interest. I work directly with teachers in their classrooms introducing best practices in literacy instruction.

Professor

Researchers in England, U.S., Hong Kong, and New Zealand are working on a project titled, ‘Pedagogies of Care for One-Year-Olds in Four Cultures.’ Using a multi-layered, multi-vocal, video-cued ethnographic method, we examine Froebelian principles as interpreted in different parts of the world as embodiments of culture, transmission of culture by caregivers, and cultural meanings in curriculum for one-year-olds at micro, macro, and temporal levels in relation to people, contexts, and processes.

Visiting Scholar

I explore how the state should involve with homeschooling. I examine the literature on homeschooling policies, using IU academic resources, and receiving professional advice from the expert homeschooling researcher at IU.

Associate Professor

I have collaborated with colleagues from Costa Rica for about 7 years. Our work involves youth in long term correctional confinement, the educators who teach them in the facility, and the transition coordinators who help them at the time of reentry. More recently, I have also started working with individuals from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Norway to examine the services available to youth who are in trouble with the law.

Associate Professor

In 2015 the Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) and University of Pristina’s Faculty of Education (FE) in Kosovo as part of the Transformational Leadership Program. Co-funded by USAID and the Kosovar government and administered by World Learning. I was one of the faculty members working to mentor a group of faculty members to conduct research and help them publish. I delivered hands on workshops and worked with a group of faculty through all phases of research.

Professor

Since 2016, I collaborate annually in research and teaching with the faculty at the Center for Teacher Educational Research, Beijing Normal University. We focus on sustaining teacher growth and professionalism. Each year, in late spring and/or the summer, I am at the center working with BNU's faculty and their graduate students on designing, teaching in & researching face-to-face and virtual teacher professional development programs. I am accompanied by IU graduate students & instructors.

Assistant Professor

I facilitated an international collaborative project between adult education graduate students at Indiana University and the University of Glasgow's International Master's Program. Partnerships/small groups that included participants from each program engaged in story-sharing and dialogue regarding globalization and its interrelationship with adult education. Students explored gender, immigration, technology, and citizenship, informed by theory and personal contexts.

Student

My current research focuses on working collaboratively with colleagues in South and Central Asia to explore their unique lived experiences, multiliteracy practices, and translingual teaching/learning strategies.

Associate Professor

I am an adjunct professor at the University of Oslo, where I served as PI, with David Rutkowski as co-PI, for a Norwegian Research Council funded project on international assessment. I also advise the World Bank and the OECD on several international projects. I also regularly collaborate with and apply for grants with a colleague in South Africa at Tshwane Technical University. Finally, I edit an international book series and a journal hosted by the IEA in Hamburg, Germany.

Assistant Professor

I work with local Colleges and schools to introduce how to use drama as a critical Pedagogy. This work introduces alternate arts based learning into very traditionally positivistic spaces that are the result of colonization rather than cultural growth.

Professor

My work across these countries stems from European large-scale grants (e.g., DigiChild, a COST grant) and university-based symposia. The grants support European researchers by creating networks within Europe and outside (e.g., US and Australia). IU was a external partner in the DigiChild grant and I hosted graduate students and post-docs from England and Croatia during semester-long visits. I delivered multiple conference keynotes and workshops on research methods in summer institutes.

Student

My research focused on a group of Indonesian English teacher educators who converged in an informal online learning community. In general, my study sought to explore how these teacher educators sustain their community engagement, collaboratively pursue their continued professional development in a non-institutional setting, and how writing and publication expectations, including governmental external quality standards, shaped their conceptualization of and conversations about professionalism.

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