UW-Madison scholars gain global perspectives at summer institute hosted by Beijing Normal

Four scholars with ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education traveled to China last month to take part in the 2018 International Network of Education Institutes’ (INEI) Summer Program, which was hosted by Beijing Normal University.

The annual summer institute is an effort to build a cross-cultural platform for meaningful intellectual dialogue. This year’s program theme was, “Re-envisioning Globalization, Regionalization and Localization in Education and Society.”

Those from UW-Madison taking part in the program, which ran July 8-15, included: Hanna Lichtenstein and Kristen McNeill, who are master’s degree students with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis’ Global Higher Education program; alumna Carolyn Schroeder, a 2018 graduate from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s Elementary Education program; and Adam Nelson, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

“The trip provided a unique opportunity to collaborate with an international cohort of graduate and undergraduate students with various interests in the field of education,” says Lichtenstein. “I found incredible value in opportunity to practice cross-cultural communication and professionalism. The theme of the program was broad enough for each student to bring out their own focus and/or research in the field of education.”

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