"Next" Magazine Vol. 3 Fall 2016 - Page 33

Photos courtesy of Beth Goldstein Within the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, Goldstein specializes in the study of education and culture with particular attention to gender, difference and change within contexts of comparative and international education. From her experiences in Indonesia, she will add new units to her courses in international education and the anthropology of education. The College has new opportunities to develop institutional exchanges for faculty and students with peer institutions in Indonesia. “Working with colleagues in Indonesian universities and polytechnics on their projects is a great reminder of concerns that we share globally in higher education.” “Working with colleagues in Indonesian universities and polytechnics on their projects is a great reminder of concerns that we share globally in higher education: how to open doors for under-served students, how to engage our students in their learning, how to support research, how to balance our professional and personal lives, how to contribute to our communities, and how to work in complex academic environments that must respond to political, financial and social pressures,” Goldstein said. “Even with all the tremendous resources that we have at UK compared to what I experienced at most Indonesian campuses, many of our issues seem very similar. For that reason, I all the more admire the ambitions and accomplishments of the Indonesian action research project teams.” | 33