Center for International Education

The Center for International Education is preparing for CIES2022

The Center for International Education (CIE) is excited to share that a group of faculty and students will be participating in the upcoming Comparative and International Education Society conference CIES2022.

For the past year, CIES president-elect, Dr. Supriya Baily, who is also the co-director of our center, has been working with her GMU conference team made up of Tami Carsillo, Jehad Halawani and Betsy Scotto-Lavino, preparing a rich program for CIES members. GMU participation is extended to all aspects of the conference. From planning, to reviewing, to volunteering as chair, discussants, and organizers, the faculty and students affiliated with CIE have been right there from the beginning.

The following are CIE’s faculty and students and the titles of their presentations at CIES2022:

April 19:

  • Jennifer Lebron, The USAID Higher Education Learning Network as Participatory Power Sharing – 3:00 pm
  • Chrystal A George Mwangi, Mutuality in Practice: From Rhetoric to Reality in International Academic Partnerships – 3:00 pm
  • Abbey Jones, The Intersection of Heritage Travel and Study Abroad – 9:30 am

April 20:

  • Jay A Bradley, Defining Democracy: The Role of Mathematics Curriculum in the Creation of a “Modern” Society – 3:00 pm

April 21:

  • Jehad Halawani, Diasporic Parents and Schooling: A Palestinian Experience - 3:00 pm
  • Melissa Hauber-Özer, Reimagining Methodology as Advocacy: Multilingual Critical Ethnography with Syrian Refugee Students in Turkey – 9:30 am
  • Anne Horak, Discovering student potential and changing teacher practice through problem-based learning – 9:30 am

April 22:

  • Kimberley Daly, Supporting problem-based learning (PBL) instruction with teacher video self-analysis and reflection - 11:15 am
  • Zikun Li and Xiaolu Zhang, We need more voices to be heard: Advocacy Participatory Action Research with Chinese International Graduate Students in the United States – 9:30 am

Virtual asynchronous poster presentations:

  • Courtney Verbiest, Fostering intercultural competence in early childhood
  • Mary Beth Marklein, A case study of the impact of government-sponsored academic exchanges on higher education reform in Vietnam

CIES will take place April 18-22, Minneapolis, MN. While the conference plans to offer both in-person and virtual options for participation, most of our GMU attendees will be joining in-person to maximize the benefits of the rich opportunities and program offerings. GMU’s presence will be one of the largest among educational institutes and universities at the conference this year.

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We look forward to our participants’ presentations and their reports about the conference. We hope to highlight some of their experiences later this Spring.