January 10-12, 2020 | The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Held in partnership with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue, by bringing together university scholars working throughout Hawai'i, the United States, Asia, and beyond to share ideas and research at the intersection of education and sustainability. Last year the conference brought together the President of the University of Hawai’i, CEO of the East-West Center, and Superintendent of the Hawai’i State Board of Education, as well as representatives of the World Bank and UNESCO. This year promises to build on the great energy and support and be even bigger and better.
This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. Over the past year we have engaged in many cross-sectoral projects, including those with universities (the University of Barcelona, Hofstra University, UCL, University of Belgrade and Moscow State University), think tanks (the East-West Center), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office, and right here in Honolulu with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa for this conference!
With the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that IICEHawaii2020 and IICSEEHawaii2020 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, for the meeting of people and ideas. We expect the resultant professional and personal collaborations to endure for many years, and we look forward to seeing you in Honolulu!
The 5th IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii (IICEHawaii2020) was held alongside The 4th IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii (IICSEEHawaii2020), and many of the sessions concentrated on areas at the intersection of education and sustainability. In keeping with IAFOR’s commitment to interdisciplinary study, delegates at either conference were encouraged to attend sessions in other disciplines.
The Organising Committee of The 8th IAFOR International Conference on Education in Hawaii (IICE) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
IAFOR Hawaii2020 Review Committee
- Dr Getu Hailu, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
- Dr Glenda Bonifacio, University of Lethbridge, Canada
- Professor Kenneth Hansen, California State University, Fresno, United States
- Dr Mutala Mohammed, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Institute of Industrial Research, Ghana
- Professor Cláudia Lima, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal
- Dr Colleen Halupa, East Texas Baptist University, United States
- Dr Emarely Rosa-Davila, Texas Woman's University, United States
- Dr Erick Kong, California State University East Bay, United States
- Professor Heeseon Jang, Pyeongtaek University, South Korea
- Dr Hungche Chen, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Dr Joanie Crandall, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
- Dr Kristin Palmer, University of Virginia, United States
- Dr Leslie Scamacca, LaGuardia Community College, United States
- Dr Maria Luz Villarante, University of Perpetual Help Philippines, Philippines
- Dr Masako Mouri, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
- Dr Matthew Motyka, University of San Francisco, United States
- Dr Mico Poonoosamy, Josai International University, Japan
- Professor Shih-Hsuan Wei, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
- Dr Yifeng Yuan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Dr Yu-Wen Wei, Defense Language Institute, United States
IAFOR Academic Grant & Scholarship Recipients
Our warmest congratulations go to Melo-Jean Yap, Reynold Padagas and Xiaotian Han, were selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at IICE/ICSEEHawaii2020.
IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.
Find out more about IAFOR grants and scholarships: www.iafor.org/financial-support
Melo-Jean Yap | Stuart D. B. Picken Grant & Scholarship Recipient
Matriarchs Matter: Family Influences to Scientific Thinking of Women of Color in the Community College
Melo-Jean Yap, San Diego State University, United States
Dr Melo-Jean Yap is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at San Diego State University. She studies STEM diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education. She also recently received her first grant from the National Science Foundation for her research on women of color STEM majors in the community college.
Reynold Padagas | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Beyond Design Thinking Use in Conceptual Framework Development in Nursing Informatics
Reynold Padagas, Jose Rizal University, Philippines
Dr Reynold C. Padagas, R.N. is a Faculty Lecturer of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Jose Rizal University in the Philippines. His research interests are pedagogy, curriculum, assessment of student learning, education technology, private-public higher education institution complementarity, and any other nursing and health-related research undertakings.
Xiaotian Han | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
The Associations Between the Perception of Helpfulness of Teacher Induction Programs and Anticipated First-year Teacher Retention in China
Xiaotian Han, Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College, China
Dr Xiaotian Han received her doctor of education at the University of the Pacific in Summer of 2019. She has been teaching in K-8 for five years in California (USA) before becoming an instructor in higher education in Shanghai, China. Her research interests include teacher education and secondary math education.