Education in emergencies

The UNHCR (2018) estimates the world has nearly 90 million forcibly displaced people, which is the highest level of forced displacement since WWII. Our research focuses on the role education can play in helping to foster social change and equity in order to tackle this global displacement crisis.

Keywords: Conflict, Refugee, Internally Displaced Person, Displacement, Disaster

Regional Focus: Middle East and South East Asia

Internationalization of Education

As the world continues down a path of rapid integration and interdependence, educational institutions across the world have responded by initiating processes of internationalization that seek to bring international voices, knowledge, and people into their campuses. As such, our research, broadly defined, looks into the ways education is being impacted by and is responding to the influence of economic, social, and political globalization, both in the US and abroad.

Keywords: Internationalization, Higher Education, Global Citizenship Education

Regional Focus: Middle East and Asia

Gender Equity in Education

Beyond the visibility and traction of promoting girls’ education today and studies asserting gender equity in compulsory education had been reached in most developing nations, gender biases and discrimination still pose challenges for girls and women in the developing world. In developing contexts, systemic gender inequalities place girls further behind due to having to work more hours at home, miss more school days, and are more likely to experience abuse. Efforts to improve educational attainment through tuition abolition and other fee remissions. However, many students are still required to pay for uniforms, books, lunches, and school maintenance. Our research looks at how governments and school policies can mediate access and equity to quality education for young women in the developing world.

Keywords: Gender, Girls Education, Secondary, Primary

Regional Focus: Kenya, Vietnam, and Jordan