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International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility: New Country Studies

New country studies are published in the Higher Education Finance and Accessibility in Southeast Asia Website, produced by the HEAD Foundation in partnership with the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project (ICHEFA) of the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. New publications include higher education finance […]

Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education

New country studies are published in the Higher Education Finance and Accessibility in Southeast Asia Website, produced by the HEAD Foundation in partnership with the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project (ICHEFA) of the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. New publications include higher education finance and accessibility profiles of following Southeast Asian countries:

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Conference on English Language Learners

  The Terra Conference on English Language Learners (ELLs), organized in cooperation with the departments of Educational Leadership and Policy and Learning and Instruction at the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, took place on Tuesday, October 25 at the Buffalo Marriott Hotel. This conference provided opportunities for teachers, administrators and future teachers in […]

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The Terra Conference on English Language Learners (ELLs), organized in cooperation with the departments of Educational Leadership and Policy and Learning and Instruction at the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, took place on Tuesday, October 25 at the Buffalo Marriott Hotel.

This conference provided opportunities for teachers, administrators and future teachers in Western New York to network and share innovative ideas and best practices in the field of English language learning.

Panelists included professors from major research institutions nationally and locally, as well as practitioners at the top of the education field. UB’s own Professor Janina Brutt-Griffler and members of her research team presented initial findings from a study funded by a Terra grant that explores best practices for English language learners in one of the Buffalo Public Schools.

Main Conference Themes

  • language learning in a bilingual setting
  • challenges and best practices in teaching ELLs
  • student perspective
  • ELLs and college/career preparedness
  • language learning for immigrant/refugee populations

Underlying Conference Themes

  • educational equity
  • issues of policy and practice

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings can be found in the Terra Foundation website. Click here to the proceedings page.

Keynote Videos on YouTube

Dr. Claude Goldenberg: English Learners in US Schools: Research, Findings, and Directions for the Future

Dr. Yasuko Kanno: Neither College nor Career Ready: English Learners’ Transition to Postsecondary Education

Dr. Gerald H. Campano: Honoring Cosmopolitan Communities: Learning with Immigrant Students through Practitioner Inquiry

Dr. Janina Brutt-Griffler, Nadia Nashir, Wilfredo Garcia, Kathryn L. Foy, Namita Thomas, Jon Veenis: Perspectives on Policy and Practices in ELL Education


D. Bruce Johnstone International Student Dissertation Research Travel Fund

The D. Bruce Johnstone International Student Dissertation Research Travel Fund, created and endowed by D. Bruce Johnstone, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education, is intended to provide qualified doctoral students with financial support to help alleviate travel related expenses during the process of completing their dissertation research in their home countries and/or […]

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The D. Bruce Johnstone International Student Dissertation Research Travel Fund, created and endowed by D. Bruce Johnstone, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education, is intended to provide qualified doctoral students with financial support to help alleviate travel related expenses during the process of completing their dissertation research in their home countries and/or in other countries outside of the United States. The selected students are expected to pursue innovative and significant research on global and comparative educational topics.

Amount of Award
The amount of award shall be determined by the selection committee but ordinarily should be limited to necessary travel expenses (which may include round trip to the destination country as well as necessary in-country travel) and not to exceed $2,000. An award should be awarded one time during an academic year, in either semester.

Any disbursements made to individuals must be made in accordance with federal and state law and the policies of the State University of New York, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, religion, color, disability, national origin, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status or ex-offender status.

Eligibility
Eligible students must:
1.  be on a student visa;
2.  have written a dissertation proposal in a draft suitable for the advisor to approve the topic and methodology, as well as outline the need for a significant portion of the search to be conducted in a country or countries outside of the United States;
3.  be doctoral students from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. If there should be no eligible awardees in an entire academic year from ELP, the selection committee at its discretion may consider applications from doctoral students in the Graduate School of Education.

Application Requirements
Applications must:
1.  contain a letter to the selection committee stating the purpose of the research, the methodology, and the need for the international travel to the student’s home country and/or other countries outside the United States;
2.  include a recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation committee chairperson approving the topic and methodology and the need for a significant portion of the research to be conducted in a country or countries outside of the United States, as well as an indication of the applicant’s progress toward a proposal defense;
3.  attach a plan for the international travel to include tentative dates, places to visit, data to be collected in those places and evidence that the data can be collected (such evidence to include e.g., letters of permission from ministries, government agencies, schools, or universities);
4.  include a travel budget, including approximate ticket prices.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit the complete application package to the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in an envelope. Applications will be reviewed after November 30th during the fall semester and will be considered in the spring semester by April 30th provided that there are funds.

If you have any additional questions about the travel fund, please contact ELP Department Chair Janina Brutt-Griffler at bruttg@buffalo.edu


2016 Conference on English Language Learners

Urban Education Conference: ELL Education Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel 1340 Millersport Hwy, Buffalo, NY The Terra Conference on English Language Learners (ELLs), organized in cooperation with the departments of Educational Leadership and Policy and Learning and Instruction at the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, […]

Urban Education Conference: ELL Education

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel
1340 Millersport Hwy, Buffalo, NY

The Terra Conference on English Language Learners (ELLs), organized in cooperation with the departments of Educational Leadership and Policy and Learning and Instruction at the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, is on Tuesday, October 25 at the Buffalo Marriott Hotel.

This conference provides opportunities for teachers, administrators and future teachers in Western New York to network and share innovative ideas and best practices in the field of English language learning.

Panelists will include professors from major research institutions nationally and locally, as well as practitioners at the top of the education field. UB’s own Professor Janina Brutt-Griffler and members of her research team will present initial findings from a study funded by a Terra grant that explores best practices for English language learners in one of the Buffalo Public Schools.

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TO REGISTER: http://www.terraed.org/index.php/applyonline [Deadline for the Best Registration Price: October 10, 2016]
TO VIEW SCHEDULE: http://www.terraed.org/index.php/program-3/schedule-3
TO LEARN MORE:  http://www.terraed.org/index.php/program-3


New Publication on ‘Multilingualism and E-learning’

Dr. Janina Brutt-Griffler and Dr. Namsook Kim discuss ‘multilingualism and e-learning’ in their chapter that appears in ‘The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research‘ (2016). This chapter situates multilingualism in the context of national/transnational language policy initiatives and transnationalism and aligns it with educational initiatives in the domain of the use of technologies and new media […]

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Dr. Janina Brutt-Griffler and Dr. Namsook Kim discuss ‘multilingualism and e-learning’ in their chapter that appears in ‘The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research‘ (2016).

Multilingualism and E-learning

This chapter situates multilingualism in the context of national/transnational language policy initiatives and transnationalism and aligns it with educational initiatives in the domain of the use of technologies and new media (e-learning). It provides a broad discussion of research on the impact and effectiveness of e-learning in promoting multilingualism. From the standpoint of educational policies, we observe a worldwide trend towards introducing foreign/second language education earlier in school systems with the goal of developing advanced levels of proficiency in languages and the concern to give access to linguistic resources to populations across the various occupational domains. Our review of contemporary literature concludes that e-learning–utilizing an extended range of network-based information and communication technologies that include Web 2.0 technologies, software, corpora, mobile phone applications, virtual worlds, technology-supported glossing, an intelligent web-based instruction system, (a)synchronous video-web communication, and tablets–facilitates to promote multilingualism among language users across specific language skills—writing, reading and vocabulary, speaking, and listening—and that e-learning also contributes to twenty-first century teacher education and professional development in the digital era and the notable increase in transnational collaborations in research studies

Click here to view/download the chapter: Multilingualism and Elearning (Brutt-Griffler & Kim, 2016)

The APA Style citation of this book chapter is as follows:

Brutt-Griffer, J., & Kim, N. (2016). Multilingualism and e-learning. In C. Haythornthwaite, R. Andrews, J. Fransman & E. Meyers (Eds.). The SAGE handbook of e-learning research (2nd ed., pp. 187-208). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.


Symposium: Language Transitions

  SYMPOSIUM Language Transitions: Policy and Practice of Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. University at Buffalo, North Campus Developing advanced proficiency in Chinese requires extended learning periods for most speakers of English. As more and more Americans learn Chinese, questions arise about the […]

 

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SYMPOSIUM
Language Transitions:
Policy and Practice of Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language

Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
University at Buffalo, North Campus

Developing advanced proficiency in Chinese requires extended learning periods for most speakers of English. As more and more Americans learn Chinese, questions arise about the optimal conditions for learners of all ages to develop advanced linguistic and cultural proficiencies.

This symposium aims to advance the dialogue about policy and practice of teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign/second or heritage language, with a focus on the kinds of transitions that learning another language involves. Transitions are often cultural and linguistic for the individual learner. They also pertain to navigating school systems, language standards, and their articulation across grades and educational levels. How do our language professionals and school leaders aid learners in these transitions? How do language teachers create curricula of “immersion” and incorporate new technologies? How have educational systems responded to the emerging importance of Chinese in today’s global workplaces? What are the implications for teacher education and TCSL as a profession?

Researchers, language practitioners, teachers, school leaders and graduate students across disciplines will examine questions of language policy, linguistically informed practices, and challenges in curricula design. Sessions centered on language pedagogy will showcase best practices in teaching and learning Chinese.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
8:30                       Refreshments, 509 O’Brian Hall, Law School
9:00 – 10:30        Welcome & Keynote, 509 O’Brian Hall
10:30 – 11:00       Tea/Coffee Break, 509 O’Brian Hall
11:00 – 12:30       Invited Concurrent Curricula Sessions:
— Session I, 555 Baldy Hall
— Session II, 553 Baldy Hall
— Session III, 479 Baldy Hall
12:30 – 1:30         Lunch, 509 O’Brian Hall
1:30 – 2:00           Beijing Language and Culture University Press Instructional Materials Exhibit & Musical Performance, 509 O’Brian Hall
2:15 – 3:00           Invited Talk I, 509 O’Brian Hall
3:00 – 3:15           Tea/Coffee Break, 509 O’Brian Hall
3:15 – 4:00           Invited Talk II, 509 O’Brian Hall
4:15 – 5:00           Roundtable: Perspectives from School Administrators in WNY, 509 O’Brian Hall
5:00 – 6:00           Reception, 509 O’Brian Hall

* Click to view/download “Language Transitions”  Symposium_Program

 

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MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

KEYNOTE
How I View Teaching and Learning Chinese in the United States
Jun Liu, Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia State University

Abstract
While English is considered as the international language or lingua franca in the world, other languages, such as Chinese and Spanish, are increasingly gaining their international popularity. In this talk, Dr. Liu will discuss why Chinese as an additional language is emerging in the workforce, in communities, and in schools. By using the data from a recent study he conducted on behalf of Hanban (The Chinese Language Council International), Dr. Liu will explain top challenges and difficulties Chinese teachers face in navigating their teaching in US contexts. Dr. Liu will end his talk by drawing implications from teacher training, curricula design, materials development, as well as teaching Chinese for specific purposes to shed light on the future of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) as a profession, as a field of study as well as a global association.

About the Keynote Speaker

Jun LiuDr. Jun Liu

Dr. Jun Liu is Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Chief International Officer, and Director of Confucius Institute at Georgia State University with the academic appointment of Professor of Applied Linguistics. Prior to his work at GSU, Dr. Liu spent 13 years at the University of Arizona and served as Head of the English Department. Dr. Liu has worked in the field of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages in his role as Vice President of ISCLT (International Society of Chinese Language Teaching) since 2009. Dr. Liu has published more than 10 books and 80 papers to date. Among his books are “Teaching English in China: New Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches“, “Asian Students’ Classroom Communication Patterns in US Universities“, “Studying in the United States“, and “Peer Response in Second Language Writing“. Dr. Liu has given more than 100 plenary and invited talks in more than 30 countries since 2000.

 

INVITED CONCURRENT CURRICULA SESSIONS
Session I: Language and Culture Immersion: An Examination of a Study Abroad Project in Beijing”
Lilliam Malave, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction, University at Buffalo
Xuehong Lu, Program Coordinator and Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University at Buffalo

Session II:  Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in K-12 Mandarin Programs
Jianjun Chang (Chair), Fang Li, Min Lin, Qianwen Lu

Session III:  Integrating the Arts into Chinese Language Classrooms: A Collaborative Perspective
Xingyun Wu (Chair), Ying Kang, Lifeng Li, Yueru Li

 

INVITED TALK I
Meeting the Learning Needs of the Mixing of Heritage and Non-Native Speakers: Challenges and Strategies for Curriculum Planning

Kun-Shan Lee, Professor of the Practice, Duke University

Abstract

Kun-Shan LeeDr. Kun-Shan Lee

The students’ linguistic background of Chinese as a foreign/second language (CFL/CSL) has become incrementally more complex as the CFL instructions are more accessible and available in the American K-12 school system for traditional L2 learners. At the same time, the number of Chinese heritage learners is in ascent, corresponding to the fact that Chinese immigrants are now the third-largest foreign-born group in the United States. When both groups of students continue to study the language at the college and university level, the learning needs of the diverse and dynamic student body generate a range of challenges to the CFL educators in terms of pedagogical practices and curriculum planning. This presentation investigates the challenges with critical examination and proposes strategies that call for active engagement from and communication between the CFL/CSL educators in the K-16 system.

 

INVITED TALK II
What Must Chinese Language Instructors Know about Linguistics?
Hongming Zhang, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstract

Hongming ZhangDr. Hongming Zhang

For a Chinese language learner, s/he is expected to know what it is. But for an instructor that teaches Chinese, s/he need know why it is so. To get to know this why, some linguistics knowledge is necessary to language instructors. The case studies to be presented show us how important the linguistic training is to an instructor of Chinese language. The first case addresses one of the outstanding problems in CFL: how to teach the third tone. The second case concerns pronouncing prosodic words. The cases show us how linguistics theory can help language instructors solve the problem in teaching Chinese as a second language.

 

CO-SPONSORS
This Symposium is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute, the Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, the Department of Learning and Instruction, and the Graduate School of Education.

 

CONTACT
This Symposium is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information or questions, please contact us:

Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
PHONE: (716) 645-1094
FAX: (716) 645-2481
EMAIL: ccgse@buffalo.edu
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ccgse
TWITTER: @GlobalEduCenter

 

SOCIAL MEDIA
Real-time Tweets of the November 14 LANGUAGE TRANSITIONS Symposium with select photos are viewable at https://twitter.com/GlobalEduCenter.


Pathways toward Authoring Oneself in Academia Workshop

The Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education presents a series of workshops for graduate students Pathways toward Authoring Oneself in Academia THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 NOON – 1:00 PM 474 BALDY HALL Student writers are invited to join our distinguished speakers to learn to succeed in academia. This workshop focuses on: ◆  Smart […]

Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education

The Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education
presents a series of workshops for graduate students

Pathways toward Authoring Oneself in Academia

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
NOON – 1:00 PM
474 BALDY HALL

Student writers are invited to join our distinguished speakers to learn to succeed in academia.
This workshop focuses on:

◆  Smart Online Reference Search Strategies and Key Libraries Resources

  • Presenter: Mr. Chris Hollister, Associate Librarian, University Libraries
  • The effective use of scholarly sources available only through the UB Libraries is a critical component of any graduate student’s academic success. Workshop attendees will learn how to navigate the Libraries’ wealth of electronic resources, and how to effectively use them to find scholarly materials in support of their research and writing.
  • Workshop videos available at YouTube:
    • Part I

◆ Successful Academic Writing Strategies and Key Writing Center Resources

  • Presenter: Dr. Arabella Lyon, Director, Center for Excellence in Writing
  • The use of the writing process is necessary to creating new knowledge. Workshop attendees will learn how to begin, revise, and polish papers. We will also examine some conventions of academic genres (forms), methods, and discourse to clarify the communicative nature of writing. Please come with a writing assignment.
  • Workshop videos available at YouTube:
    • Part III

For questions and additional information, contact Dr. Namsook Kim at nkim3@buffalo.edu.


2014 Graduate School of Education Open House

 Graduate School of Education Open House Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5 pm – 7 pm Student Union Lobby, North Campus GSE Open House is an opportunity for students interested in the Graduate School of Education to gain knowledge of their area of interest, speak with faculty, meet current students, engage with alumni, and connect with […]

 Graduate School of Education Open House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5 pm – 7 pm
Student Union Lobby, North Campus

GSE Open House is an opportunity for students interested in the Graduate School of Education to gain knowledge of their area of interest, speak with faculty, meet current students, engage with alumni, and connect with the GSE community. At this event, you will also be able to interact with administrators, view current student research, and receive information on everything you need to apply to the Graduate School of Education and get welcomed to our community.

We suggest you plan to be available for 1-2 hours as this will allow you time to participate in multiple sessions that interest you.

We look forward to getting to know you and helping you determine your next steps in regards to graduate school.

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Dr. Bruce Johnstone’s 2014 International Education Week Education Without Borders Lecture: Colleges and Universities Worldwide: The Waves of Change

Colleges and Universities Worldwide: The Waves of Change D. Bruce Johnstone, Ph.D. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 3:00 – 4:00 PM 12 CAPEN HALL Colleges and universities throughout the world differ in many ways: in admission standards; in differences between what are termed colleges and what are universities; in the break between undergraduate and graduate studies; […]

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Colleges and Universities Worldwide:
The Waves of Change

D. Bruce Johnstone, Ph.D.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM
12 CAPEN HALL

Colleges and universities throughout the world differ in many ways: in admission standards; in differences between what are termed colleges and what are universities; in the break between undergraduate and graduate studies; in their acceptance or rejection of tuition fees and student loans; and in a myriad of other ways reflecting differences in histories, levels of economic development, and prevailing political ideologies. And yet higher education everywhere is also subject to many of the same challenges: soaring costs, strains upon public budgets, underprepared students, and (especially in middle- and low-income countries, surging enrollments on top of rising graduate unemployment—to name but a few.

You are invited to a lecture and discussion about these Waves of Change by SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, noted international higher education consultant, and former SUNY Chancellor, Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone.

This lecture, part of the University at Buffalo International Education Week events, is free and open to the public.

For questions, contact Dr. Namsook Kim at nkim3@buffalo.edu.


Dr. Steven Harvey’s Lecture: WNY P-16 Partnerships: Unprecedented Collaborations Unparalleled Opportunities

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, The Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, and the endowment for the Holloway Fund Lecture are pleased to present: WNY P-16 Partnerships: Unprecedented Collaborations Unparalleled Opportunities with Steven Harvey, Ph.D. Founder & CEO of the Center for Educational and Career Advancement & Executive Director Thursday, November […]

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, The Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, and the endowment for the Holloway Fund Lecture are pleased to present:

WNY P-16 Partnerships: Unprecedented Collaborations Unparalleled Opportunities
with
Steven Harvey, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO of the Center for Educational and Career Advancement & Executive Director

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Educational Opportunities Center (EOC), 1st floor Conference Center
555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
9:00am – 11:00am
(8:30am check in and continental breakfast)

 

Abstract: In an era where there is a great deal of attention and space afforded to collaboration, it seems remarkable that few areas in the state or country have committed the necessary resources to develop meaningful partnerships between the P-12 and higher education sectors. This presentation will examine the process of developing a cross-sector collaboration between two sectors whose greatest and yet most challenging link are the students that transition between the two. Born out of a summit that included educational leaders like superintendents, curriculum developers, college presidents and chief academic officers, this unprecedented collaboration met with one very real challenge, a lack of mutual awareness and mis-matched expectations. The P-16 Consortium, however, has become one of this region’s and perhaps NYS’s best model for partnerships between P-12 and higher education and will likely produce unparalleled opportunities for our students and form the foundation for the long-term economic prosperity of Western New York.

About Dr. Steven Harvey

Steven HarveyDr. Steven J. Harvey, Founder and CEO of The Center for Educational and Career Advancement (CECA), Inc. is the author of College to Career: How 4 Years of College Can Determine 40 Years of Career, The Quality Job Search Made Quick and Easy, and several research articles published in national peer-reviewed educational and career journals. Dr. Harvey is an adjunct faculty member at the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education and Buffalo State College and the Executive Director of the WNY Consortium of Higher Education (www.wnycollegeconnection.com). As a grant writer, he helped raise over $20,557,700 for various organizations and was included in the Marquis Who’s Who 2007, 61st Edition and Leadership Buffalo 2007. He has been a professional career consultant for over 18 years and has coordinated the largest employment program and testing program in the State University of New York System. Dr. Harvey teaches college students of all levels, from freshmen to Ph.D. candidates, and has provided consulting for thousands of people on educational and career-related topics. In 2007, Dr. Harvey was awarded the 40 Under 40 Award, by the Business First Journal, Buffalo, New York. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Dr. Harvey received the Faculty Appreciation Award for Outstanding Teaching from Buffalo State College, and was the Keynote Speaker during the Walking in the Footsteps of Giants at the University at Buffalo, Hilbert College Faculty Development Conference and the Houghton College Faculty Development Conference.

Registration is free! RSVP at http://bit.ly/1stYA23

Questions? Contact Monica Washington at (716) 645-1350 or mcw22@buffalo.edu