Cultivating Cultural Exchange: Improving University Study Abroad Programs, 2017 Western Michigan University
Cultivating Cultural Exchange: Improving University Study Abroad Programs, Katherine Crawford
My affinity for culture, both foreign and domestic, has greatly shaped my life and future career path. As I have been frequently reminded, I did not take the “typical” exchange route. However, I accredit this atypical experience to my passion towards the subject. My first immersive cultural experience occurred during a yearlong, high school, Rotary led exchange to Bourges, France. Simply put, it changed my life. I encountered the culture first hand, accepting a new normal: bisous greetings, daily baguettes, and a well-structured hierarchy. Within six months, I considered myself fluent in the language. I lived with French families, was ...
Racializing Experiences Of Foreign-Born And Ethnically Diverse Black Male Engineering Graduate Students: Implications For Student Affairs Practice, Policy, And Research, Brian A. Burt, Alexander Knight, Justin Robeson
Brian A. Burt
Despite a growing body of work on the experiences of Black collegians, the higher education knowledge base lacks scholarship focused on Black men in graduate programs who are foreign-born and/or identify ethnically as other than African American. In this article, we provide a domain-specific investigation (i.e., based on students’ field of study), centering on nine Black men in engineering graduate programs. Three themes emerged regarding students’ racialized experiences and effects of racialization: (1) racialization as a transitional process; (2) cultural identity (dis)integrity; and (3) racialized imposter syndrome. We conclude with implications for developing and implementing promising practices ...
Introduction: Letters From Abroad, 2017 Bank Street Graduate School of Education
Introduction: Letters From Abroad, Linda Levine
Occasional Paper Series
An introduction to a series of essays by educators who reflect on their choices to live and work in other parts of the world. They offer a provocative range of personal and professional explanations for seeking out the strange and unknown.
Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, 2017 Simon Fraser University
Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices.
Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion ...
The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, 2017 Bowling Green State University
The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank
International ResearchScape Journal
The purpose of this project was to explore how the integration of technology affects students’ communicative and cultural proficiency in a second language when connecting two world language classrooms from across the globe. Through a series of weekly emails between partner schools, students practiced their interpretive reading and presentational writing skills while gaining knowledge of their partners’ cultures and colloquial language in a meaningful and individualized manner. The participants were U.S. high school students learning Spanish and Spanish high school students learning English. This created an authentic and organic environment for language acquisition, showing improvement in both communicative and ...
Current International Projects, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Current International Projects
This article provides an overview of the international projects the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is involved in.
Large-Scale Assessments In The Context Of Developing Countries, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Large-Scale Assessments In The Context Of Developing Countries, Ursula Schwantner
A new analysis of assessments around the world identifies how best to operate large-scale assessments in developing countries.
Improving Student Learning In Mali, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Improving Student Learning In Mali, Petra Lietz
ACER has been working over the past two years to help develop an internal monitoring and evaluation system in Mali.
In Afghanistan, Teachers Matter, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
In Afghanistan, Teachers Matter, Tim Friedman
Students in well-resourced schools in Afghanistan are more likely to have stronger learning outcomes and one of the most important resources is good teachers.
In Africa, Many Are In School But Not Learning, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
In Africa, Many Are In School But Not Learning, Ursula Schwantner
ACER analysis for UNICEF examines the major impediments to children’s learning as a considerable proportion of students in Eastern and Southern African schools do not reach expected basic learning benchmarks in numeracy and literacy.
Curriculum Audit Informs Development Of A Regional Assessment Framework, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Curriculum Audit Informs Development Of A Regional Assessment Framework, Jeaniene Spink
The results of an audit of curriculum materials of 11 Southeast Asian countries have informed the development of a regional assessment framework, as Jeaniene Spink explains.
Studying Early Childhood Education In The Philippines, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Studying Early Childhood Education In The Philippines, Amanda Taylor
A recent ACER research report highlights the importance of preschool education for children in the Philippines.
Working With Uis Towards A Global Measurement Scale For Learning, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Working With Uis Towards A Global Measurement Scale For Learning, Ray Adams
Collaborative efforts are underway to develop a global scale that benchmarks student performance in reading and mathematics against a common measure. Ray Adams reports on progress.
Cooperation Is Vital : Working Together To Improve Learning, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Cooperation Is Vital : Working Together To Improve Learning, Richa Jain
Cooperation between key international education organisations is helping education systems to understand the impact of education reforms, and compare the achievement of their students with other participating countries and economies, as Richa Jain explains.
International Developments (No.7) 2017, 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
International Developments (No.7) 2017
In this issue of International Developments we explore collaborative efforts by ACER and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics to develop a global scale that benchmarks student performance in reading and mathematics against a common measure. This project aims to support global efforts to meet the fourth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning – by 2030. We also report on analysis of assessments around the world to identify how best to operate large-scale assessments in developing countries. This issue of International Developments also looks at ACER’s work ...
Expanding The Horizon: Global Health Management For Pharmacy Students, 2017 Purdue University
Expanding The Horizon: Global Health Management For Pharmacy Students, Alice C. Chang, Monica L. Miller, Ellen M. Schellhase
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
The advancement of global engagement opportunities will promote pharmacy students’ cultural awareness and sensitivity, expose students to treatment of diseases not commonly seen in modern Western medicine, and cultivate future leadership for the growth of global pharmacy practice. At Purdue University College of Pharmacy (PUCOP), limited opportunities exist for student pharmacists. As a result, identifying the needs and expanding student pharmacist access to global engagement experiences are critical to meet the changing needs of the US population. A survey was developed and distributed to 460 students at PUCOP, and 148 of them participated. Of those students, 89.2% were interested ...
Cultivating Leaders Of Indiana: Global Collaborations And Local Impacts, 2017 Purdue University
Cultivating Leaders Of Indiana: Global Collaborations And Local Impacts, Jennifer Sdunzik, Annagul Yaryyeva
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
“Cultivating Leaders of Indiana” was developed to establish connections between the Purdue student body and the Frankfort, Indiana, community. By engaging high school students in workshops that focused on local, national, and global identities, the goal of the project was to encourage students to appreciate their individuality and to motivate them to translate their skills into a global perspective. Moreover, workshops centering on themes such as culture, citizenship, media, and education were designed to empower project participants to embrace their sense of social value and responsibility, not only in their immediate communities, but also globally.
Reading With Understanding: A Global Expectation, 2017 Canisius College
Reading With Understanding: A Global Expectation, Mary Shea, Maria Anne Ceprano
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education
This article outlines the complexity of reading with understanding, what is required for full and deep comprehension, the state of affairs with regard to reading comprehension in developed countries, possible etiologies for low performances, and suggestions for instruction in specific skills and strategies to improve students’ demonstrated achievement in daily lessons as well as on global assessments. Recognizing the commonality of this concern among nations, a need to examine universally accepted tenets for successful reading comprehension as well as local etiologies that impede it becomes increasingly important. Such tenets are skills and strategies that address all of Irwin’s ...
John A. Henschke's Vita Updated 2017, 2017 Lindenwood University
John A. Henschke's Vita Updated 2017, John A. Henschke Edd
IACE Hall of Fame Repository
This vita includes my professional exploits and some personal experiences.
Spectacular Spaces Of Consumption, 2017 Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw
Spectacular Spaces Of Consumption, Ellen G. Watkins
The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research
Many pre-professional dance studios have become consumer driven in response to the growing economic practice of neoliberalism. Neoliberal values have become more prominent in today’s economy and inevitably seeped into the lives of dancers and instructors, creating consumer based pre-professional training schools. This paper argues that the current neoliberal state of the United States is negatively affecting dance education by reducing specialized and therapeutic training and as a result numbing the creative mind and the artist’s entrepreneurial abilities. This research begins with the basic definition of neoliberalism and discusses how the theory of homo politicus and homo ...