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MSU study to examine education in developing countries

MSU study to examine education in developing countries

Michigan State University researcher Amita Chudgar is leading an effort to better understand why students in developing countries don’t attend and stay in school. Chudgar received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the home and community life of youth in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It will be the first in-depth… Read More »

MSU ranks 19th for education worldwide

MSU ranks 19th for education worldwide

Michigan State University ranks 19th among hundreds of universities around the globe in the field of education, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today. Quacquarelli Symonds, or QS, known for its overall world ranking of universities, has published annual rankings of institutions by popular subject areas for five years. Criteria include… Read More »

Students receive new study abroad scholarships

Students receive new study abroad scholarships

Five College of Education students participating in study abroad programs this summer will have a portion of their costs covered thanks to a new scholarship program. Dean Donald E. Heller recently presented the awards to the students, who were selected from a pool of nearly 30 applicants. The college is working to increase the rate… Read More »

Faculty explores education system in Cuba

Faculty explores education system in Cuba

Ten faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University recently returned from a study tour of Cuba. With one the highest literacy rates in the world and a historically restricted relationship with the United States, Cuba offers a particularly unique opportunity to explore another nation’s education system. The MSU group interacted with… Read More »

PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math

PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math

As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, a Michigan State University scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry consistent with the new Common Core State Standards. Math instruction also needs to be more consistent throughout the nation,… Read More »

Shahjahan elected to two international boards

Shahjahan elected to two international boards

Assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Riyad Shahjahan has been appointed to two boards—both influential in the field of international education. Shahjahan will serve as member-at-large for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Council on International Higher Education. He will also sit on the editorial board for Policy Futures in Education,… Read More »

Heller co-edits new book

Heller co-edits new book

Student financing in higher education is the topic of a new book co-edited by Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller. By examining financial aid trends in different parts of the world, Heller and co-editor Claire Callender contribute to an understanding of how these global trends affect student financial aid costs. The text… Read More »

Recent graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Recent graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Allison Szatkiewicz, a new graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will teach English in Taiwan next year. Szatkiewicz is a member of the Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP), a globally-focused cohort program within the Department of Teacher Education. She earned minors in Arabic and Teaching… Read More »

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term. The… Read More »

Mabokela becomes international leader for college

Mabokela becomes international leader for college

Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, a higher education scholar with extensive international research experience, has been appointed as assistant dean for international studies in the College of Education at Michigan State University. She assumes the position on May 16, 2013. Mabokela takes over for John R. (Jack) Schwille, who has served in the position for 29… Read More »