College of Education and Human Development
CEHD Faculty Attend AIE Conference in Doha
October 22, 2012
A delegation from CEHD left for Qatar last week to represent the U.S. and George Mason University at a biennial world conference focused on international education.
Led by Beverly Shaklee, professor in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and director of the Center for International Education, the group is presenting the results of several research studies related to international education currently underway at Mason.
The Alliance for International Education conference is hosted by the International School of London in the city of Doha, Qatar. Dr. Shaklee is a trustee of the UK-based organization.
As one of the most diverse universities in the country and with an increasingly global focus, George Mason University is among the leading U.S. institutions of higher education committed to advancing international and intercultural understanding through education.
For more than 20 years, CEHD has prepared educators to teach in international environments as part of the FAST TRAIN (Foreign Affairs’ Spouses Teacher Training) program. Today it is also one of the foremost providers of teacher professional development for Peace Corps volunteers and International Baccalaureate (IB) educators.
“In a world and at a time that is more interconnected than ever before, the relevancy of international education has never been greater,” said Dr. Shaklee. “Internationally focused education for teachers, both in the U.S. and abroad, creates an important foundation to prepare children for a more globably connected century.”
George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools, the Graduate School of Education, which is the largest in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a comprehensive range of degrees, courses, licensures, and professional development programs on campus, online, and on site. The college is distinguished by faculty who encourage new ways of thinking and pioneering research supported by more than $75 million in funding over the past five years.
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