The United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) will make 10 awards to administrators of teacher education and certification programs at U.S. institutions to participate in a two-week seminar in India. Education and training and of teachers is a key goal of India, and achieving this goal will require institutions of higher learning to build considerable additional capacity in teacher training and certification. The seminar will provide travel and expenses within India for the two-week program.
The seminar will introduce participants to their counterparts in Indian higher education and provide significant opportunities for U.S. institutions with teacher training and certification programs to explore opportunities for collaboration with Indian institutions in program areas like teacher training, training of education faculty, teacher training curriculum development, and student teaching opportunities for U.S. students. Participants will also have opportunities to speak publicly about U.S. higher education to advance Indian understanding of the American system.
Seminar locations will include highly respected universities and colleges in New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata and visits to schools and relevant government agencies.
Applicants must be deans of schools of education, chairs of departments of education, or directors of teacher training or certification programs and must be affiliated with a university or a 2- or 4-year college. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least three years of work experience in providing administrative leadership in the field of K-12 teacher training, certification or continuing education of teachers. Individuals who do not have prior professional connections to India and whose home institutions do not have an established partnership or affiliation with Indian institutions of higher learning will receive priority. Seminar participants will submit a report of their overall India experience at the conclusion of the seminar. The seminar will not be able to accommodate dependents.
Program dates: August 10-22, 2008 (Depart August 8 and return August 23)
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