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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 in Kyrgyzstan on the connection between teacher pay and teacher quality. Teacher salaries there have tripled because of 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 study in Israel of how international assessments of student achievement,such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), affect public opinion about education. Pizmony-Levy taught a new seminar, Sociopolitical Analysis of International Assessment of Student Achievement.

Garnett Russell, Mary Mendenhall and other faculty received a TC Global Investment Fund grant for the study "Supporting and Researching Teacher Professional Development in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya" and a TC Faculty Diversity Research grant to study "Human Rights Educationfor Diversity."

Published Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

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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. This year:

Gita Steiner-Khamsi and students launcheda new UNICEF fundedstudy in Kyrgyzstan on the connection between teacher pay and teacher quality. Teacher salaries there have tripled because of 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 study in Israel of how international assessments of student achievement,such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), affect public opinion about education. Pizmony-Levy taught a new seminar, Sociopolitical Analysis of International Assessment of Student Achievement.

Garnett Russell, Mary Mendenhall and other faculty received a TC Global Investment Fund grant for the study "Supporting and Researching Teacher Professional Development in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya" and a TC Faculty Diversity Research grant to study "Human Rights Educationfor Diversity."

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