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College of Education and Learning Systems Institute faculty to present at annual conference

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CIES 2015

Next week, three Florida State University College of Education and Learning Systems Institute faculty members will represent the university at the 2015 annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Helen Boyle, associate professor of International and Comparative Education and Learning Systems Institute faculty member, will present her research on the changing nature of Islamic education in West Africa in her paper, “Discourses of tradition and modernity in West African Medersas: Examples from Mali, Nigeria and Ghana.” Boyle addresses the changes happening in Islamic schools that often are viewed as traditional in nature and focused solely on religious knowledge (read more).

Dr. Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi, senior research associate at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI), will lead a panel of Florida State University experts in a discussion of reading education in Ethiopia and the challenges faced by educators in this nation of many languages. The discussion will center on LSI’s work in Ethiopia on education reforms aimed at improving reading and literacy instruction (read more).

Dr. Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, assistant professor of Comparative Education and International Development, will also present on the panel. Zuilkowski has traveled to Ethiopia and spent significant time working alongside teacher educators to assess the needs of teacher-training programs and to monitor the implementation of current initiatives (view all FSU & LSI panel presenters). In addition, Zuilkowski will present a paper on her investigation into secondary school dropout in Indonesia (read more).

To read more about Boyle, Ramos-Mattoussi, and Zuilkowskis’s research, click here.

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