This folder contains the doctoral dissertations of students in the International Education doctoral program in the College of Education.
During the 50 year existence of the doctoral program associated with the Center for International Education at UMass Amherst almost 300 students have successfully completed their doctoral degrees. The majority of their dissertations will be available on this site..
The topics of these dissertations reflect the experience and research interests of the students. They also provide a good indicator of the commitment of CIE and its associated degree programs to working with education of all kinds, especially in conflict or emergency contexts.
Dissertation abstracts from 1969-2019, indexed by author, topic, and country can be found in the document link here. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cie_diss/1/.
Dissertations from 2023
Accreditation of Teaching and Research Universities in Afghanistan: A Policy Implementation Analysis, Sayed Javid Mussawy, Education
Unsettling Resettlement: African Refugees in the US and the Paradoxes of Economic Self-Sufficiency, Mariam Rashid, Education
Dissertations from 2022
World-Class Universities and the Imitation Game: The Reality of the Global South, Koboul E. Mansour, Education
Dissertations from 2021
FINANCING PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN: ALTERNATIVE SOURCES AND OPTIONS, Hassan Aslami, Education
The Voices and Lived Academic Experiences of International Doctoral Student Mothers, Mishka Murad, Education
Dissertations from 2020
Experiences of Uzbek Immigrant Parents with Public Schools in New York City: Parental Engagement, Mekhribon Abdullaeva, Education
Mobilities Through and Against Governance: Narratives from Lesvos, Greece and the Humanitarian Borderscapes of the EU, Jennifer Flemming, Education
LOST IN TRANSLATION? GEORGIAN PRINCIPALS’ PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF INTENSE POLICY BORROWING, Tamar Lomiashvili, Education
Dissertations from 2019
Interfaith Education and the Quest for Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria, Ezekiel Abdullahi Babagario, Education
Dissertation Abstracts 1969-2019, Center for International Education
Interweaving Personal and Community Transformation in a Capability Approach: An Education for Development Case Study in Colombia, Stephanie M. Pirroni, Education
UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S DISCOURSE ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION AND CHINA-AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION EXCHANGE: A FIELD RESEARCH STUDY AT ZHEJIANG NORMAL UNIVERSITY’S CHINA-AFRICA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL, Yi Sun, Education
Dissertations from 2018
APPLYING STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR CONFLICT-SENSITIVE EDUCATION IN THE SOMALI EDUCATION SECTOR, Nina Aristea Papadopoulos, Education
Dissertations from 2017
“Going the Extra Mile”: Perspectives and Experiences of Coaches Supporting Primary School Teachers in Sierra Leone, Ashley Clayton Hertz, Education