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Year in Review: International & Transcultural Studies

As people, information, goods and services increasingly flow within and across national boundaries, the department's two programs -'" International & Comparative Education, and Anthropology -'" explore individual and institutional identities reflecting diverse cultural values, globalization and education in developing countries.

As people, information, goods and services increasingly flow within and across national boundaries, the department's two programs -'" International & Comparative Education, and Anthropology -'" explore individual and institutional identities reflecting diverse cultural values, globalization and education in developing countries. This year:

Gita Steiner-Khamsi and students launcheda new UNICEF fundedstudy inKyrgyzstan on the connectionbetween teacherpay and teacherquality. Teachersalaries therehave tripled becauseof their work.

At "The Future of Anthropology and Education," Herv Varenne challenged conference colleagues to "educate our audience about the power of what we do." Since TC's Margaret Mead, anthropology's ethnographic methods have illuminated education inside and outside classrooms.

Arts & Humanities Ph.D. candidate Cati de los Rios, International & Transcultural Studies M.A. student

Adriana Lovera and Bilingual/Bicultural Education M.A. student Kristy Ayala received Televisa Graduate Research Fellowships in Latino Education. The three spearheaded the Televisa Foundation supported conference "Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students."

Speakers included faculty members Regina Cortina and Christopher Emdin, Televisa Foundation Program Officer Alejandra Perez Reguera and New York City Council Member Mark Levine. The foundation's cultural and educational programs help U.S. Latinos.

Oren Pizmony- Levy launched a studyin Israel of how internationalassessmentsof student achievement,such as Trendsin International Mathematicsand ScienceStudy (TIMSS) andProgramme for InternationalStudentAssessment (PISA),affect public opinionabout education. Pizmony-Levy taught a newseminar, SociopoliticalAnalysis of InternationalAssessment of StudentAchievement.

Garnett Russell, Mary Mendenhall and otherfaculty received aTC Global InvestmentFund grantfor the study"Supporting andResearchingTeacher ProfessionalDevelopmentin Kakuma RefugeeCamp, Kenya" and a TCFaculty Diversity Researchgrant to study "HumanRights Educationfor Diversity."

Published Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

Year in Review: International & Transcultural Studies

As people, information, goods and services increasingly flow within and across national boundaries, the department's two programs -'" International & Comparative Education, and Anthropology -'" explore individual and institutional identities reflecting diverse cultural values, globalization and education in developing countries. This year:

Gita Steiner-Khamsi and students launcheda new UNICEF fundedstudy inKyrgyzstan on the connectionbetween teacherpay and teacherquality. Teachersalaries therehave tripled becauseof their work.

At "The Future of Anthropology and Education," Herv Varenne challenged conference colleagues to "educate our audience about the power of what we do." Since TC's Margaret Mead, anthropology's ethnographic methods have illuminated education inside and outside classrooms.

Arts & Humanities Ph.D. candidate Cati de los Rios, International & Transcultural Studies M.A. student

Adriana Lovera and Bilingual/Bicultural Education M.A. student Kristy Ayala received Televisa Graduate Research Fellowships in Latino Education. The three spearheaded the Televisa Foundation supported conference "Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students."

Speakers included faculty members Regina Cortina and Christopher Emdin, Televisa Foundation Program Officer Alejandra Perez Reguera and New York City Council Member Mark Levine. The foundation's cultural and educational programs help U.S. Latinos.

Oren Pizmony- Levy launched a studyin Israel of how internationalassessmentsof student achievement,such as Trendsin International Mathematicsand ScienceStudy (TIMSS) andProgramme for InternationalStudentAssessment (PISA),affect public opinionabout education. Pizmony-Levy taught a newseminar, SociopoliticalAnalysis of InternationalAssessment of StudentAchievement.

Garnett Russell, Mary Mendenhall and otherfaculty received aTC Global InvestmentFund grantfor the study"Supporting andResearchingTeacher ProfessionalDevelopmentin Kakuma RefugeeCamp, Kenya" and a TCFaculty Diversity Researchgrant to study "HumanRights Educationfor Diversity."

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