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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Doctoral Student Profiles > Rattana Lao

Rattana Lao

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D International Education Development(Policy Studies)

Geographical Focus: East Asian Region, Thailand

Advisor: Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Previous graduate education: MSc: Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom; Master of Research: Educational and Social Research, Institute of Education, University of London

Research and scholarly interests: Globalization theory, lifelong learning, development studies, developmental state theory and policy analysis

Recent Presentation/Publications: Presented at the Postal Conference of the Doctoral School, Institute of Education

Awards/Grants: Anandamahidol Scholarship under the Royal Patronage of the King Bhumibol of Thailand

Something special about TC: TC is great! It offers the best combination of academic excellence, active extra-curricular opportunities and socially diverse place. The people are very friendly and yet driven. I am thankful to be in such an amazing community.