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Maung Ting Nyeu

Research Scientist, ECDEC

Maung Nyeu leads the Child Direct Assessment group at Global TIES for Children, New York University. He is the founder and executive director of Our Golden Hour, an organization committed to extending educational opportunities for children in marginalized communities and underserved areas. He is an award-winning author of children’s books and multilingual picture dictionaries. He was nominated as one of the fifty most inspiring stories by BBC World Service. He also co-authored books published by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. His research interests include Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing, culturally responsive pedagogy, social justice, child development, and language revitalization. Maung Nyeu’s work has been featured in Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard Peabody Museum, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Geographic Society. He is an advisor to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on Indigenous issues. Maung teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. He is co-chair of Indigenous Knowledge and the Academy in Comparative and International Education Society. He also serves as a coach in leadership and organizing. Maung obtained doctorate degree from Harvard University.