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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Doctoral Student Profiles > Alison Dong

Alison Dong

Allison dongTC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D., IED/International Educational Policy

Geographical Focus:
United States, China, Mongolia

Advisor:
Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Previous graduate education: Ed.M., IED/International Educational Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University

Research and scholarly interests: Education in China - the role of migrant schooling in urban society, duality of teacher quality between state-sponsored schools and migrant schools, girls’ education; social and educational implications of China's household registration system.

Recent presentations/publications:

Dong, A. (2004). Scholarships for poor children in Mongolia. Unpublished paper, presented at the International Conference on Educational Practice, Policy and Law, New Haven, CT.

Dong, A. (2006). "Capitalizing" on Private Tutoring in Mongolia. Unpublished paper, presented at Rethinking the Comparative: The 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Honolulu, HI.

Dong, A., Ayush, B., Tsetsgee, B., & Sengedorj, T. (2006). Mongolia. In I. Silova, V. Budiene, & M. Bray (Eds.), Education in a Hidden Marketplace: Monitoring of Private Tutoring (pp. 237-256). New York: Open Society Institute.

Awards/grants:
Teachers College, Columbia University Minority Group Scholarship (2005-2006);Daniel & Marianne Spiegel Fund Grant (Summer 2007) from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

Something special about TC:
Learning ways in which TC's faculty and my peers continually intensify and expand the field of education through their wealth of knowledge, experiences, and insights, I am challenged to do the same -- something that is very worthwhile.