ITEP students are constantly seeking out new opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to the field of international education. Featured here are examples of current ITEP students' experiences in the field.
Global Reach Out Initiative: peer mentoring programs for deaf youth in developing countries. This student traveled to India for a delegation with deaf university level students on self-advocacy issues, particularly related to improving student-teacher communication at the school.
KidPower: write curriculum, create and deliver staff training
UPEACE/US: Program Director (began as an internship)
Research assistant with Prof. Adrea Lawrence, historical and contemporary data analysis concerning Native American populations in education
Student attitudes toward American University’s study abroad reentry programs
Internationalization of American higher education
Study abroad recruitment strategies at mid-Atlantic universities
Ongoing research on the acquisition of education for female Sudanese refugees residing in camps in Chad. This research not only looks at the current programs for women 18 years and older but also the relationship between the refugee and host communities and the impact that relationship has on access to education resources; the relationship between the refugee community and the host government and their support of education initiatives within these camps; and the role international aid and NGOs are playing in providing educational resources to this population.
Short film: "Why Invest in Girls' Education in Developing Countries," screened at American University’s Public Anthropology conference in October 2010
Powers, M. A. & Glasser, H. M. (2011). How twitter can impact experiences in liberal arts classrooms: Graduates’ reflections. Paper discussion presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Conferences and Activities:
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, on April 3-7, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Submissions must be made by July 22, 2013.
Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference,
Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Conference, in Washington, DC
As you explore the international education field, here are a few listservs that may be helpful to you. When you find other helpful listservs, please share them with email@example.com so we can add them to this page.
Idealist: www.idealist.org: plenty of opportunities presented here, especially volunteer opportunities
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies: www.ineesite.org: job postings along with resources for those in the education development field (particularly education in emergencies). It's an inter-agency, meaning that it is comprised of government, NGOs, academic institutions and individuals (great for networking!).
www.interaction.org: Another great website for those interested in relief and development. Great for networking, up to date information on best practices, and job opportunities
www.sphereproject.org: For those on the development track, being familiar with Sphere Standards is useful (these are specific to disaster response, but organizations have adopted them as the minimum standards even when not addressing a disaster).