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Sophie Knowles

College: Brooklyn College
Awards: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2012

Outstanding Student

In Finland, Sophie Knowles (Brooklyn College, M.S. 2010), will learn about education policies and practices through master-level studies, classroom observations in English-speaking schools and extracurricular program research. Her inquiry will focus on the policies that support mathematics achievement and create an equitable learning environment. She will conduct surveys, complete case studies and observe schools that adhere to the Finnish National Curriculum.

At the University of Jyväskylä, Knowles plans to pursue a master’s degree in educational leadership. This degree covers educational reform, research methods and leadership training. She is also applying for the master's degree program in education and globalization at the University of Oulu and, as a non-degree-seeking student, in the University of Helsinki's education department.