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					                     International Education Conference 2011
             The Politics of Knowledge and Schooling in the Global Era
         Sixth Annual Conference of the International Education Program
          Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development
                                New York University
                      Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011
           Program Begins at 8:30AM @ Kimball Hall, 246 Greene Street
                          NYU Washington Square Campus
                                New York, New York
                           **Free and Open to the Public**

Slot A – 11-12:15AM

1. Negotiating Identity: Schools and Social Movements
       a. Christian Bracho, New York University: Performing Resistance: Teachers,
           Social Movement, and Memory in Oaxaca, Mexico
       b. Jennifer Auerbach, New York University: Public Religiosity and Turkish
           Collective Identity: A Case Study of Culture in Higher Education
       c. Alexandra L. Wood, New York University: After Apology: Public Education as
           Redress for Japanese American and Canadian Internment

2. Marketing Higher Education
       a. Kimberly Daly, George Mason University: University Recognition of the
          International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
       b. Bill Colvin, Columbia University: Regaining international student market
          share in the United States: Australian lessons for international education
       c. Naveed Ullah, Michigan State University: The influence of recruiting agencies
          on Asian, Middle Eastern and African international students’ decisions about
          graduate study in the US, in relation to the influence of the students’ social
          capital in their home country

3. Analyzing Educational Policy in Indonesia
        a. Agung Putra & Ida Zubaidah, Florida State University: Teacher Qualification
           and Certification Policy in Indonesia
        b. Marzul Hidayat & Amirul Mukminin, Florida State University: Social Justice in
           Education: Promoting Access and Success for Disadvantaged Students in the
           Indonesian Basic Education
         c. Amirul Mukminin & Ida Zubaidah, Florida State University: Who has the
            power? And Who makes the Policy? The top-down National Standardized
            Exam Policy in Indonesia and its impacts: an ethical analysis

Slot B – 12:30-1:45PM

4. Socio-cultural Experiences of International Students in the United States
        a. Peter Gerlach, Syracuse University, The Problem of Transnational
           Intercultural Space in the United States
        b. Eun Jin Hwang, Southern Illinois University, Variations of Cultural/Ethnic
           Perceptions and Educational Beliefs and Their Impact on Children’s
           Schooling: Korean Immigrant Parents and Children
        c. Stina Peterson, New York University, "Implications for Campus Counseling
           Services: The Increasing Prevalence of International Students on American

5. Whose Investment, Whose Benefit? Global interests in Education in Africa
       a. Vince Blaser, Chun-Chan Hsu, Anyi Wang, & Bradley White, Columbia
          University: Sino-African Educational Exchange: A Review of Chinese
          Objectives and Motivations
       b. Jonathan Friedman, New York University, Teaching Africa, Schooling Africa:
          Exploring the international role in the pan-African project
       c. Grace Karram Stephenson, University of Toronto: The International
          Connections of Higher Education in Africa: Implications and Rationales

6. Political Debates on the Purpose of Education
         a. Debbie H. Kim, Northwestern University: Linking political ideology and
            educational change: A textual analysis of American party platforms
         b. Jasmina Josic, University of Minnesota: Citizenship and Individual Success:
            The Impact of Politics of Institutional Social Relations and Social Process on
            Youths’ Citizenship
         c. Jessica Mason, University of Pittsburgh: Education for Social Advancement or
            Global Competition?: Representations of education in the Indian media
Slot C – 2:45-4:00PM

7. Epistemological Debates in Development Policy
        a. Cassie Xu, Columbia University, Impacts on Development Goals: Research,
           Knowledge, and Power
        b. Efrain Rivera, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: International
           Educational Developments and Trends
        c. Allyson Larkin, University of Western Ontario: Acts of Education as
           Liberation: Pedagogy and the Personal in the Context of International
           Development and Education

8. Literacy and Discourse: Rethinking Practice
        a. Anne Watson, The University of Western Ontario, More than a Boy Problem –
           Investigating the Authorization of Literacy Practices
        b. Wendy A. Crocker, The University of Western Ontario, What does it mean to
           be literate in Ontario? A principal’s reflections on large scale testing,“best
           practice” and minoritized students
        c. Breana Abbott Bayraktar, George Mason University: “Is this in your own
           words?: Learning the expectations of a discourse community

9. Socialization and Multicultural Interventions
        a. Carleen Carey, Michigan State University: Socialization through Literature:
            The Case of a Multicultural Bookclub
        b. Naomi Moland, New York University, Localizing Multiculturalism and
            Muppets: Nigeria's Sesame Square
        c. Lin-Miao Lu, University of Georgia: Power Relations in Creating and
            Distributing Official Knowledge in Children’s Literature: A Study of the Series
            Historical Picture of Taiwan

Slot D – 4:15-5:45PM

10.   Choosing Education: School Choice, Migration and the State
        a. Haiying Dong, Arizona State University, Stay or Choose Again? The Move
           Pattern of Elementary Students in Arizona’s Public School Market
        b. Rachel Cole, New York University, How do school quality impact families'
           decisions about after-school tuoring in Sri Lanka?"
         c. Jehanzaib Kahn, New York University, School or Madrassa: Parents' Choice
            and the Failure of State-Run Education in Pakistan
         d. Alexis Pang-Ben Bella, New York University, Migrating away from education

11.   Debates in Teacher Recruitment and Education
        a. Samina Naseem, Michigan State University, Effectiveness of teacher
           mentoring: A reality or a myth?
        b. Hilde Wågsås Afdal, University of Oslo, Connecting knowledge forms with
           curricular and qualification forms: Comparing Norwegian and Finnish
           Teacher Education Curricula
        c. Hui Zou & Jennifer D. Shea, Arizona State University: Building the Teaching
           Force: An Analysis of Chinese and American Efforts to Recruit New Teaching

12.   Access Challenges in Educational Policy
        a. Nadine Hylton, Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human
           Development: Educational Access and Urban-Suburban Programs
        b. Polly Cancro, University of Pennsylvania, Education, Equality, and
           Empowerment: Rethinking the Third Millennium Development Goal
        c. Miku Watanabe, Arizona State University, Enhancing Education Equity
           through Empowerment for Educationally Disadvantaged Girls in Rural India
        d. Sheba Onchiri, Michigan State University: The Implications of the 2003 Free
           Primary Education policy on girls’ educational opportunities in Kenya: A case
           study of girls attending public primary schools in Kisii District, Western


Slot E – 10-11:15AM

13.   Counter-Narratives to Structural Inequalities in Education
        a. Erica Nicole Griffin, Arizona State University: We ain’t meant to survive,
           ‘cause it’s a set up: Black Women who dropped out of school and into the
        b. Katie A. Hendrickson, Ohio University: Student Resistance to Schooling:
           Power, Education, and Student Perspectives in Rural Appalachia
         c. Bobbi McDaniel, Pepperdine University: The examination of an Intervention
            Program for African American Females Attending Urban High Schools- "The
            Sister Circle"

14.   Education and Human Rights
        a. Amy Kapit-Spitalny, New York University: The institutionalization of global
           norms: A case study of protecting education from attack
        b. Liz Knauer, New York University: Geo-politics, academic freedom, and the
           role of intellectuals in national and international society
        c. Rachel Wahl, New York University, Endorsed by the state? Human rights
           norm diffusion among state agents in India

15.   Education and Social Cohesion
        a. Ozen Guven, New York University, The Effects of Ethnic Conflict on Teachers’
           experiences in Turkey
        b. Kelly Hill, Vanderbilt University: Possibilities for Social Cohesion Through
           Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda
        c. Michael Chen, Boston University, Integrative System Model as a Theory to
           Understand Resiliency of War-affected Widows in Nepal

Slot F – 11:30-12:45PM

16.   Case studies from Study Abroad programs
         a. Isabel Kentengian, New York University Junior Year in Madrid: The 1958
            Beginnings of NYU as a Global University
         b. Li Yang, University of Minnesota: The Impact of a Study Abroad to China over
            Its Participants Knowledge of and Attitudes towards China
         c. Jiaying Song, University of Minnesota: An Evaluative Case Study of a Study
            Abroad Program –Education for a Global Citizen

17.   Graduate Students Dialogue about Knowledge (as Commodity)
         a. Andrew Bingham, Amy Cadman, Alicia Hussain-Kelly, Queen’s University
            Ontario: Classroom Hermeneutics and Culture

18.   Resistant Pedagogies in Education
         a. Anna MacBriar, University of Colorado at Boulder: From Burma to
            Birmingham: The Rhetoric and Resistance of Secret Schooling
         b. Anthony Garces-Foley, George Mason University: Promoting GLBTQ Teacher
            Awareness and Education in UK Schools
         c. Graham Slater, University of Colorado-Boulder, “Examining Competing
            Conceptualizations of Globalization in 21st Century Educational Contexts”

Slot G – 1:45-3:00PM

19.   Political Debate to Education: A Global Challenge, an African Solution
         a. Angela Darko et al., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in
             Ghana, “Political Debate to education – A Global challenge An African

20.   Language Policy in International Perspectives
         a. Xiaoxiang Xu, Michigan State University, “The Creole paradox: historical
            foundations for linguistic discrimination in Haiti and implications for literacy
         b. Eching Ho, The University of Texas at Austin, The Debate Over Medium of
            Instruction Policy in Hong Kong: A Post-Colonial Comparative Analysis
         c. Haiying Dong, Arizona State University, Improved but not Enough: The
            Achievement of English Language Learners in Arizona after Proposition 203

21.   Global Convergence and Paradigm Proliferation in Education
         a. Haddy Njie, Florida State University: The effects of global transfer of
            knowledge in the market economy on education in developing countries
         b. Paul L Landry, University of Alabama: Emancipation or Oppression – Risks
            and Rewards of Paradigm Proliferation
         c. Michelle J. Yee, University of San Francisco: International Perspectives on
            Education for Speech-Language-Pathology

Slot H – 3:15-4:30PM

22.   International Education and Technology
         a. Melda N. Yildiz, Kean University, Developing Global Competency among Pre-
            Service Teachers and Preparing them for 21st Century Education
         b. David T. Marshall, La Salle University, Creating a Framework for Digital
            Game-Based Learning, Knowledge Construction, and Classroom Inclusion
         c. Kari Richards & Min Lun Wu, Michigan State University, Examining
            Computational Thinking through Game-Based Learning

23.   The Challenges of Education Implementation in South Asia
        a. Afshan Huma, Michigan State University: Diversities in International
           Education - Issues of Implementation of Foreign Educational Programs in
           Public Primary Schools of Pakistan
        b. Salma Nazar Khan, University of Massachusetts: Why EFA is still a challenge
           to achieve in South Asia; a case study of Pakistan
        c. Sarbani Chakraborty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Traveling policies:
           "Best practice" narratives and school-quality debates in India
        d. Kathryn Zyskowski, University of Pennsylvania, Hindu Nationalism and