ITS Workshops (Spring 2018) | International & Transcultural Studies

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International & Transcultural Studies

This workshop series provides a venue for faculty and students from the Department of International and Transcultural Studies (ITS), as well as from other departments and institutions, to present scholarly research, to discuss work in progress and to further develop our scholarly community. The scope of the Workshop is, by design, deliberately broad and inclusive, ranging from work on large-scale educational policy to the study of micro interactions in the classroom. Meetings are organized around one presentation by faculty and/or graduate students (at all stages of study).

Students are encouraged to actively participate in the Workshop and as a rule, ask the first question to the speaker. An additional feature of the Workshop is to provide opportunities for professional development, including learning how to use new software programs, managing a dataset, or discussing a relevant topic for the field of international and comparative education.

The Workshop meets during the fall and spring semesters, and it is organized by Professor Oren Pizmony-Levy. Look out for the ITS Workshop dates in the Notes from Grace Dodge Hall weekly emails and for any further information on the Workshop, please contact Bridget Bartolini at

ITS Workshop Spring 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, January 24 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Felisa Tibbitts
Title: "Trends and Caveats: Global Citizenship Education and Literature on Teacher Education"

Wednesday, January 31 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Hank Levin
Title: “More Than Just Test Scores”

Thursday, February 8 (11:00am-12:00pm)
Lucy Crehan
Title: “Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World's Education Superpowers”

Thursday, February 15 (5:00-6:30pm)
Nir Barak
Title: “Environmental Politics and Urban Citizenship”

Wednesday, February 21 (10:00-11:30am)
Priyadarshani Joshi
Title: “UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring Report”

Wednesday, February 28 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Judith Walker
Title: “Media as Public Pedagogy: Learning Indigenous Solidarity through Fox News and NYT Representations of Standing Rock”

Friday, March 23 (10:00am-1:30pm)
Dr. Tali Yariv Mashal
Title: "Educational Entrepreneurship: Teachers as Change Makers"

Wednesday, April 11 (5:00-6:30pm)
Dr. Antoni Verger
Title: “Researching the conflicting relationship between education practices and Test-Based Accountability”

Wednesday, April 11 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Keith Barton
Title: “Knowledge and Experience in Human Rights Education: International Research on Students’ Understanding”

Thursday, April 12 (2:00-3:00pm)
Dr. Rachel L. Wahl

Title: "Just Violence: Torture and Human Rights in the Eyes of the Police"

Wednesday, April 18 (5:00-6:30pm)
Dr. Camilla Addey

Title: “ILSA Inc.: Researching private sector involvement in International Large-Scale Assessments”

Wednesday, April 18 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Dan Gibton

Title: “The pathways and ethics to interviewing senior politicians and policymakers”

Wednesday, April 25 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Oren Pizmony-Levy and Dr. Nancy Green Saraisky
Title: “Beyond the Ranking Table: How (Do) State Educational Stakeholders Use PISA As Evidence?”

Thursday, April 26 (5:00-6:30pm)
Caitlin Thomas and Cody Freeman
Title: "International perspectives on the school experience of LGBT student"

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