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Preserving Native Languages, Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive

Preserving Native Languages, Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive

The Pulte Institute is working with Philippine partners to conduct a root cause analysis to determine if being taught in the mother tongue when starting school improves or impairs learning outcomes to inform the country’s language of instruction policy — or the official language used in educational institutions. In multilingual countries, such as the Philippines, the choice of the language of instruction is often a complex and sensitive issue.

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A conversation with Dr. Hellen Inyega

A conversation with Dr. Hellen Inyega

In an interview with the Pulte Institute, Hellen Inyega, Ph.D., spoke about establishing an equal partnership with academics from the Global North, how she’s overcoming economic, social, and cultural boundaries, and how dynamic partnerships can enable research in complex contexts.

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Learning from Mushtaque R. Chowdhury and Bangladesh

Learning from Mushtaque R. Chowdhury and Bangladesh

Mushtaque R. Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi development worker, researcher, academic, and micro-philanthropist, has joined the Pulte Institute for Global Development and the Eck Institute for Global Health as a visiting scholar from September 2023 to February 2024. Chowdhury is contributing to Notre Dame’s collective work to help all people access quality health services, safeguard them from public health risks, and protect all people from impoverishment due to illness or environmental factors.

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Education Gets More Inclusive

Education Gets More Inclusive

The Pulte Institute conducted a ‘rapid systems’ diagnostic study in Uzbekistan to inform, in a timely manner, the design of new support programs to improve the quality of instruction for children with disabilities — and to proactively guide the process of developing inclusive and accessible classrooms, offerings, and teaching styles to further engage students and better meet their needs.

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A Focus on Paths to Student Success in Ethiopia

Since 2020, Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region has been at the center of a civil conflict. The violence has triggered a refugee crisis, and the impact on children’s education outcomes is among the most pervasive consequences. Focusing on barriers to educational access, SHARE’s research on Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed II identified obstacles and paths to student success.

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Annual i-Lab Showcase Spotlights Solutions to Social Challenges

Annual i-Lab Showcase Spotlights Solutions to Social Challenges

The Keough School, in partnership with the Pulte Institute, recently hosted its i-Lab Showcase. The annual event was an opportunity for Master of Global Affairs students to present their summer fieldwork and internships, research and creative activities, conducted in conjunction with partners across the world as part of the i-Lab's Global Partner Experience — a learning-by-doing approach that allows MGA students to work at the front lines of today’s most pressing challenges.

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A New Approach to Disaster Response

A New Approach to Disaster Response

Communities most vulnerable to climate change are at risk for higher disaster impacts. The increasing threats made the Pulte Institute’s research approach useful to an organization striving to identify the best interventions.

In 2022, Global Ministries,…

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Pulte Institute Welcomes New Faculty

Pulte Institute Welcomes New Faculty

The Pulte Institute recently welcomed eight new core affiliated faculty members whose work is distinguished by an emphasis on poverty and inequality, and the social dimensions of environmental issues.

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Look to Local Leaders to Get SDGs Back on Track

Pulte Institute Visiting Associate Rachel Svetanoff says as the United Nations convenes the SDG Summit at its New York Headquarters during the General Assembly high-level week in September, the session mark a crucial milestone in the journey towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the urgent need to put the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track.

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After IS, Northern Iraqis Seek Revival Through Cultural Practices

After IS, Northern Iraqis Seek Revival Through Cultural Practices

In June 2023, Pulte Institute researchers visited Capitol Hill to brief Senate Foreign Relations staff and the offices of Indiana’s Sen. Mike Braun and Sen. Todd Young on the impact of the USAID-funded LASER (Long-term Assistance and Services for Research) PULSE (Partners for University-Led Solutions…

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