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Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Kristen Renn, an associate professor in the MSU College of Education and highly regarded leader in the field of student affairs, received the Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education from the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. Renn, an alumna of the women-only college, received the prestigious award during her 25th reunion. She… Read More »

Doctoral students embark on study tour to Botswana

Doctoral students embark on study tour to Botswana

Fourteen doctoral students from the Michigan State University College of Education are participating in a two-week study tour to Botswana from June 24 – July 9, 2011. The tour, led by Deborah Feltz,  a chairperson and award-winning professor of the MSU Department of Kinesiology, will expand students’ knowledge of physical and psychological child development, along with educational philosophy, curriculum, structure and… Read More »

New blog: Doctoral students studying education system in Vietnam

New blog: Doctoral students studying education system in Vietnam

Fifteen doctoral students from Teacher Education, Educational Policy and Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) are traveling together to universities and schools throughout Vietnam this month as part of a new international study trip opportunity sponsored by the College of Education. The group, which departed on June 4, expects to visit approximately 15 institutions in… Read More »

Alum leads efforts to internationalize education in Oxford, MI

William C. Skilling, a 1992 graduate of the Ph.D. program in K-12 educational administration, has been spearheading successful efforts to enhance global learning for students in Oxford Community Schools since he became superintendent of the Michigan school district in 2007. Along with programs requiring students to take extended world language, the district also partners with… Read More »

Michigan Gov. Snyder praises MSU, iNet for school reform efforts

Michigan Gov. Snyder praises MSU, iNet for school reform efforts

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder spoke to participants of the iNet International Conference at Michigan State University on Feb. 15, thanking educators in attendence from across Michigan and around the world for their shared efforts to improve education. The three-day conference, a showcase of effective school reform through global perspectives, has been hosted by the Office of K-12 Outreach… Read More »

MSU to host international education conference

MSU to host international education conference

Educators from around the world will gather at Michigan State University next week as the university hosts the iNet International Conference, an annual event focused on transforming education. A showcase of the best strategies and technology in schools, the “Navigators of Learning” conference will give Michigan teachers and school administrators an unusual opportunity to interact… Read More »

Online game for learning Chinese wins international award

Online game for learning Chinese wins international award

Zon, the interactive online game for learning Chinese developed at Michigan State University, has received an award for innovative teaching materials from Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), an organization that supports the teaching of Chinese language and culture around the world. Representatives of the Confucius Institute at MSU (CI-MSU) accepted the honor during an annual… Read More »

Announcing sponsored international study trips for doctoral students

Announcing sponsored international study trips for doctoral students

Preparing the next generation of scholars to embrace global perspectives is a bold mission. In the College of Education, so is the action plan. Beginning next academic year and beyond, all doctoral students in the college will have the opportunity to participate in a faculty-led study trip to an international destination – with most major… Read More »

IEA honors Amita Chudgar for research paper

IEA honors Amita Chudgar for research paper

Amita Chudgar, assistant professor of educational administration and education policy, has received the 2010 Dick Wolf Memorial Award for an outstanding published paper from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The paper she co-authored with Thomas F. Luschei, National Income, Income Inequality, and the Importance of Schools: A Hierarchical Cross-national Comparison,… Read More »

Kristin Phillips wins Gail P. Kelly dissertation award

Kristin Phillips wins Gail P. Kelly dissertation award

Kristin Phillips, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education has been awarded the Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative Education in 2009. The Kelly Award is conferred on a doctoral dissertation that manifests academic excellence, originally, methodological, theoretical, and empirical rigor, and that addresses social justice and equity issues in an… Read More »