ACEI offers workshop and session during 2018 Comparative & International Education Society conference


The ACEI team recently had the privilege of attending the 2018 Comparative & International Education Society conference, held 25-30 March in Mexico City.

With the theme, “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue,” the CIES conference focused on international education issues such as sustainable development, education finance, global citizenship education, innovative education, and education systems. Many of the sessions provided overviews of children’s education in various nations.

ACEI was pleased to be selected by CIES to offer a pre-conference workshop on Education Diplomacy and present a session on global citizenship education.

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Our pre-conference workshop highlighted our Education Diplomacy program.  During “Expanding Cooperative Dialogue Through Education Diplomacy,” Yvette Murphy, our Director of Education Diplomacy, provided an  introduction to Education Diplomacy and discussed the role of Education Diplomacy in enhancing South-North Dialogue through greater collaboration and cooperation. Workshop attendees played various leadership roles in a negotiation scenario to experience ACEI’s 5L Framework for Education Diplomacy which consists of modules in listening, learning, leveraging, leading, and leaping to solve today’s complex education challenges using diplomatic skills.


ACEI’s Director of Global Schools First, Adrienne Henck, provided a presentation in a session on  “Global Citizenship Education: Competing Visions, Voices, and Approaches,” hosted by CIES’ Citizenship and Democratic Education Special Interest Group. During the presentation, Adrienne discussed ACEI’s process for mapping and identifying gaps in the current global citizenship education landscape and how ACEI used the findings to develop our Global Schools First program. She also talked about the exciting progress of some of our Global Schools First pilot schools in Pakistan and Indonesia.  During the Q&A, presenters and participants engaged in a lively debate on the theoretical considerations versus practical realities of global citizenship education and discussed the challenges of implementing global citizenship education in diverse contexts.  

 As an exhibitor and presenting organization, ACEI was able to share information about our mission and our programs with countless international education students, NGO professionals, university professors and meet with rising professionals and leaders in the international education field.

 Please visit our Facebook page to view videos of both presentations.