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International conference connects scholars, begins dialogue

International conference connects scholars, begins dialogue

Scholars from around the world gathered at Michigan State University in June 2017 to explore education’s role in an increasingly connected and diverse world. The Office of International Studies in Education planned the first-time conference, called “Addressing inequalities, mobility and dislocation: Insights from international and domestic research and practice.” Participants came from 13 countries, 22… Read More »

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

When education researcher Carrie Symons joined the faculty at Michigan State University, she knew she wanted to increase activism in her work. So it didn’t take long before she reached out to the Refugee Development Center (RDC) in Lansing. Leaders of the center—which provides services to nearly 2,400 refugees a year—share her mission: to improve… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Schneider receives honorary degree in Finland

Michigan State University’s Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki this spring. She is the only education scholar among more than 20 individuals from around the world being conferred with the honors this year by Finland’s oldest and largest higher education institution. Fellow… Read More »

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Dermot Desmond, renowned Irish business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Michigan State University on May 5, 2017. Along with long-time success in banking and financial markets, Desmond is deeply committed to improving lives for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has played a central role in facilitating the… Read More »

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU

John “Jack” Schwille, professor emeritus and former assistant dean for international studies in education, has written an in-depth book about internationalization in the Michigan State University College of Education over several decades. “Internationalizing a School of Education: Integration and Infusion in Practice” details the “integration and infusion” approach that Schwille and other colleagues took to step… Read More »

MSU hosts international math education conference

MSU hosts international math education conference

More than 500 scholars and educators will be at Michigan State University this week for the 37th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American chapter (PME-NA). MSU College of Education faculty members Tonya Bartell and Kristen Bieda were selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which runs… Read More »

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning

More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State University researchers hope to make that happen by testing the best ways to improve learning experiences in high school. The team is using a $3.6 million grant… Read More »

Paine named assistant dean for international studies

Paine named assistant dean for international studies

Professor Lynn Paine is now leading the Michigan State University College of Education’s efforts to promote international study and engagement. Paine, a distinguished scholar and teacher educator, became assistant dean for international studies on Aug. 16, 2015. She oversees the Office of International Studies in Education (OISE), which facilitates a range of internationally focused programs… Read More »

MSU to help train school leaders in Azerbaijan

MSU to help train school leaders in Azerbaijan

Michigan State University has partnered with a growing university in Azerbaijan to improve training for that nation’s education leaders. The ADA University (formerly Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy) plans to offer its first master’s degrees in K-12 and higher education administration starting in fall 2016. Scholars from the MSU College of Education are using a $2.5 million… Read More »