The Center for Research and Development in International Education (CRaDIE) was established in 2005 as a place to focus the School of Education’s efforts in international and cross-cultural research. Based on an array of innovative research and development initiatives on the international front, CRaDIE has focused many of its activities in Africa.
The Center encourages international and cross-cultural outreach activities to clients in K-12, higher education, government settings, and non-governmental organizations at home and abroad. The Center coordinates faculty research and scholarship in the international dimension of the School. The Center also supports and expands the collaborative research efforts by faculty and graduate students with other universities and institutions of higher learning throughout the United States and in other countries.
Orphans in Salwimba Village, Zambia, received funds to start gardens through the Global Health Professional Exchange, a grant awarded to CRADIE for 2010-12 from the U.S. Department of State. These gardens in 11 villages provide nutrition for orphans and for women living with HIV/AIDs, as well as produce to sell for other needs.