Dr. Iveta Silova

Program Director and Professor

Room A307
Research Interests: 
Comparative Education
International Education
Multicultural Issues
Post-Socialist Education
Social Justice
Teaching and Learning

Dr. Silova’s research focuses on the study of globalization, democratization, and policy ‘borrowing’ in education. Her research and publications cover a range of issues critical to understanding post-socialist education transformation processes, including gender equity trends in Eastern/Central Europe and Central Asia, minority/multicultural education policies in the former Soviet Union, as well as the scope, nature, and implications of private tutoring in a cross-national perspective.

Her last three edited volumes include "Globalization on the Margins: Education and Post-Socialist Transformations in Central Asia" (Information Age Publishing, 2011), "Post-Socialism is not Dead: (Re)reading the Global in Comparative Education" (Emerald, 2010), and "How NGOs React: Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia" (Kumarian Press, 2008; with Gita Steiner-Khamsi). Her book "From Sites of Occupation to Symbols of Multiculturalism: Re-conceptualizing Minority Education in Post-Soviet Latvia" (Information Age Publishing, 2006) won the best book award from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) for an outstanding scholarly book in Baltic studies (humanities and social sciences) published in 2006 or 2007.

Iveta Silova is also the co-editor (with Noah W. Sobe) of "European Education: Issues and Studies" (a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Frances).

Links to additional information:

Lehigh University Video, where Iveta Silova discusses her perspectives on teaching and learning at Lehigh's College of Education

ResearchGate, where more information is available on Iveta Silova's research and publications

Education Internaitonal Blog, where Iveta Silova discusses the impact of economic crisis on public education

Education Polict Talk Blog, where CIE students share their opinions on education policy issues in the United States and internationally as a part of their coursework in the Comparative and International Education Program.

Lehigh at the United Nations Blog, where CIE students share their insights from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as a part of CIE405 course, "Experiencing the United Nations," taught by Professors Iveta Silova or Peggy Kong each spring semester.