College of Health, Education and Human Development

School of Ed Hosts International Leaders in Education Program

For the second year, the Faculty of Teacher Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education have been awarded a grant of over $160,000 by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to be one of five host Universities to some of these experienced Teacher Fellows.
International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding secondary teachers from the Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.
For the second year, the Faculty of Teacher Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education have been awarded a grant of over $160,000 by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to be one of five host Universities to some of these experienced Teacher Fellows. 

This year we have 16 Teacher Fellows from 9 countries during the spring semester for a professional exchange program.  They are from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, and South Africa.  They will complete an on-campus academic program as well as an internship at Edwards Middle School, Seneca Middle School, or Daniel High School where they will work with a US partner teacher.  They will have a CU faculty mentor, and they will engage in many formal and informal cultural activities in which they will learn about U.S. culture and share about their own. 

"International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding secondary teachers from the Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. ILEP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State."  Dr. Bill Fisk, Chair, Teacher Education

All the Teacher Fellows were nominated by their home country and approved through their respective U.S. Embassy and local Fulbright commission. Following their experience, the teachers will return to their home country and act as teacher leaders to others in their schools and countries. The teachers will be in Clemson from January through May, 2010. 

The Teacher Education program steering committee consists of graduate assistant Jennifer Boynton, Ms. Margaret Warner, Dr. Megan Che, Dr. Sarah Mathews, Dr. Julie McGaha, Dr. Mindy Spearman, and Dr. Bill Fisk.

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