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Faculty, graduate students to present at CIES conference

More than three dozen faculty members and graduate students in the Penn State College of Education are presenting at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference, scheduled for March 25-29 in Mexico City, Mexico.

CIES logoMore than three dozen faculty members and graduate students in the Penn State College of Education are presenting at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference, scheduled for March 25-29 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The theme of CIES 2018, "Re-mapping Global Education," aims to shift the traditional starting point of research to a greater extent toward the global South, instead of the traditional starting point of the global North. According to the conference website, the shift not only enables South-North dialogue, but also enhances North-South dialogue and the expansion of South-South collaboration.

Penn State students and faculty may attend a reception, co-sponsored with SUNY-Albany, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Dona Adelita room of the Hilton Reforma in Mexico City.

The following faculty and students are presenting at the conference:

  • Alotaibi, Bader: "Actions and landscapes of youth: Exploring avenues of civic education in Latin America," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room E
  • Apostolescu, Ruxandra: "School climate effects on student well-being in eastern Europe," March 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 2
  • Baker, David P.: "Teacher quality and eighth-grade math achievement: Evidence from TIMSS," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3
  • Bayeck, Rebecca Y.: "Stereotypes and microaggressions against black African international students in U.S. higher education institutions," March 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 1; "Identity construction in the Oware board gameplay in the United States," March 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room D; Video game choice and play of three African immigrant students in the United States," March 28, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 4
  • Byun, Soo-Yong: "A comparative study of factors associated with students’ expectations of becoming a teacher between South Korea and Turkey," March 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Genaro; "A portrait of Shanghai: School inequality underneath the beauty of average achievement," March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Manitas 1
  • Choi, Jinhee: "Religion and higher education: The experiences of Christian Chinese international students in an American university," March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 6
  • Hampton, Grace: "CIES 2018 Honorary Fellows Session: Beverly Lindsay and Francisco (Chiqui) Ramirez (Discussant)," March 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Alberto 1
  • Hsiao, Wen-Hsia: "Re-thinking cultural differences in applying user-centered approach to educational settings," March 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Alberto 4
  • Jang, HyoJung: "The role of academic perseverance on achievement: A cross-national analysis," March 28, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3; "Do non-cognitive skills matter? The role of academic perseverance on achievement from a cross-national perspective," March 28, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 4
  • Johnson, Kayla M.: "Understanding social-emotional learning in a traveling high school through self- and peer-assessment strategies," March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room E; "Social-emotional learning in international travel for high schoolers: A 2-year study," March 28, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Diego 1 Section B
  • Kim, Ji Hye: "A comparative study of factors associated with students’ expectations of becoming a teacher between South Korea and Turkey," March 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Genaro
  • Kinser, Kevin: "Team functioning and individual impact of a cross-border interdisciplinary NSF PIRE project" (Presenter and chair), March 28, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 1
  • Lee, Pei-Wei: "Re-thinking cultural differences in applying user centered approach to educational settings," March 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Alberto 4
  • Li, Anke: "Religion and higher education: The experiences of Christian Chinese international students in an American university," March 26, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 6
  • Liu, Chang: "School bullying and academic achievement: Evidence from China," March 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 1; "Teacher quality and eighth-grade math achievement: Evidence from TIMSS," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3; "Professional Development of Teachers in East Asia and the United States" (chair), March 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 5
  • Mansur, Natasha: "A multi-vocal investigation of child labor and schooling in Bangladesh," March 28, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 2
  • Masters, Katherine: "Coupling Freire’s critical pedagogy with potentially oppressive language learning: Two cases of English teaching-learning from Nicaragua," March 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Diego 2
  • McDermott, Paul Austin: "Measuring socioemotional well-being of students through self-reports: A critique on the validity of indicators in PISA 2015," March 28, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3
  • McGinnis, G. Eric: "Nonformal civic and moral education: The world Scouting movement’s influence on government stability," March 29, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Alberto 4
  • Meng, Yi: "Does schooling foster environmental values and action? A cross-national study of priorities and behaviors," March 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Diego 2; "Experiences of staff and administrators in engaging international students in a large public U.S. institution," March 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Auditorium
  • Muñoz, Ismael G.: "Teacher quality and eighth-grade math achievement: Evidence from TIMSS," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3
  • Muntaka, Mohammed Nadhir Ibn: "Expansion of Global and Transnational Campuses in Higher Education" (chair), March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 2; "African Diaspora Identities" (chair), March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Manitas 2
  • Nafziger-Mayegun, Rhoda Nanre: "Educating every child: Global policy and the elusive goal of Education for All in Nigeria," March 29, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Emiliano; "Re-imagining civic education and engagement for African diaspora youth," March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Manitas 2
  • Nguyen, Chi Phuong: "Religion and higher education: The experiences of Christian Chinese international students in an American university," March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 6
  • Peck, Kyle: "Comparison between American and Indian’s perception on learning management system (LMS)," March 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Auditorium; "Exploring the democratizing power of massive open online courses: A cross-national study," March 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Julián
  • Pendola, Andrew: "Nonformal civic and moral education: The world Scouting movement’s influence on government stability," March 29, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Alberto 4
  • Post, David: "Does schooling foster environmental values and action? A cross-national study of priorities and behaviors," March 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Diego 2; "Trends in Educational Policy in Latin America" (discussant), March 29, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room C
  • Sausner, Erica B.: "Choose your own oppressor: Multiple colonizing forces over Afro-descendant Nicaraguans," March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Manitas 2; "Actions and landscapes of youth: Exploring avenues of civic education in Latin America," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room E
  • Schaub, Maryellen: "Teacher quality and eighth-grade math achievement: Evidence from TIMSS," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3
  • Semali, Ladislaus M.: "New ways to revitalize Africa-China relations or a move to recolonize?" March 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Alberto 4
  • Su, Chao: "Experiences of staff and administrators in engaging international students in a large public U.S. institution," March 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Auditorium
  • Tang, Hengtao: "Exploring the democratizing power of massive open online courses: A cross-national study," March 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Julián
  • Tarlau, Rebecca: "Panel Cluster on Social Movements, Unions, and Youth Resistance: Social Movements, Education, and Learning" (chair), March 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room A; "Teachers unions, educational change, and political strategy in Brazil," March 28, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room E; "Panel Cluster on Social Movements, Unions, and Youth Resistance: Youth Political Identities and Activism in Latin America’s Shifting Political Landscape" (discussant), March 27, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Doña Adelita
  • Wang, Nicole: "Exploring the democratizing power of massive open online courses: A cross-national study," March 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Julián; "Comparison between American and Indian’s perception on learning management system (LMS)," March 27, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Auditorium
  • Webster, Nicole: "Re-imagining civic education and engagement for African diaspora youth," March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Museo de Arte Popular/Manitas 2; "Actions and landscapes of youth: Exploring avenues of civic education in Latin America," March 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico/Room E    
  • Woo, Hansol: "A comparative study of factors associated with students’ expectations of becoming a teacher between South Korea and Turkey," March 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Genaro
  • Xiong, Yuhan: "School bullying and academic achievement: Evidence from China," March 27, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 1
  • Yu, Wan: "The influence of English and financial factors on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings," March 29, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Reforma/Business Center Room 7
  • Zapata, Mayli: "Problematizing the understanding of literacy in intercultural bilingual education: The case of Peru," March 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Don Diego 2
  • Zhu, Qiong: "The impact of international students on local housing market: A spatial econometric approach," March 28, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., Hilton Reforma/Suite 3

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Inc. was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems and practices. The society’s members include more than 3,000 academics, students, practitioners and policymakers from around the world. Visit the CIES website at www.cies.us for more information about the society and to become a member.