BROADENING TEACHING PERSPECTIVES
TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM
y Broaden your teaching perspectives y Expanding your experiences y Achieve a level of global competitiveness
Teacher Exchange Program y Enhance professional development and broaden perspectives
(VIF) Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program Inter-African Teacher Exchanges Canadian Educators Exchange Global Teachers Millennium Awards
. 4. Visiting International Faculty Program 2. 3. 5.SEVERAL PROGRAMS:
Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF)
a. y All students should be exposed to a variety of exchange teachers during their academic careers.
. y All communities should have an equal opportunity to develop globally literate citizens to help build a foundation for success in the global marketplace. educators and communities worldwide reap the benefits of international education y All schools should have at least one international exchange teacher. VIF Purposes and Beliefs y Ensure that students.
for up to three years and then return home to their country to share international experiences with students and colleagues
.Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF)
y It is the United States¶ largest cultural exchange
program for teachers and schools y It is dedicated to transforming lives through international exchange of teachers y Provides school in the United States with world class teachers who teach a new generation of students for success in globally integrated world y Teachers who participate work in the U.S.
In cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction . Mexico. VIF teachers worked in expanded areas (states of South Carolina. Virginia. History of Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF) y Founded in 1987 (24 years) y Began accepting teachers from other countries of the world to teach Kindergarten up to grade 12 in 1989 . Maryland. Florida and California) y International teachers (50 countries such as Australia. Chile. VIF Was asked to recruit teachers in other subject areas y To date.12 international teachers -> 10 North Carolina countries -> foreign language teachers . Canada.Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF)
b. New Zealand. Georgia. Ecuador. Spain including Philippines)
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
y Started 1946 to promote mutual understanding
between the United States and countries around the world y For the U.S. this opportunity involves a year or semester direct exchange with a counterpart in another country teaching the same subject at the same level y 30 countries (including Philippines) currently participate in the program
Inter-African Teacher Exchanges
y Objectives: to provide opportunity for African
teachers to learn from teaching environment in other African countries y Aimed to extend experiences and widen the horizon of African teachers by encouraging exchange visits to countries outside Africa as well y The program is envisioned to create cultural awareness and tolerance of developments in different African education environments
. .Write a journal of their exchange visit.Engage in discussions with teachers in another school.Observe teaching in the said teacher¶s subject.Be stationed at one school for one week and another school for another week. . The teacher will travel to neighboring countries to work for over a period of two weeks after which in pairs they will engage in following activities: . .Inter-African Teacher Exchanges
y (start-up year) African teachers exchange visits within a
school or schools in another African country.Guest-teach using ICTs at the schools that the teacher is visiting.
Canadian Educators Exchange
y A non-profit foundation y One of the international educational exchanges that
offer educators and their students an opportunity to broaden their understanding of one another¶s cultures. customs and languages
y Two Kinds of Exchange in Alberta for a
powerful professional development experience: .One Year Exchanges .Short Term Exchanges
. United Kingdom and the United States.Occur during the spring and summer holidays. and others for a period of one year.Enable teachers to swap their jobs (and homes) with teachers in countries such as Australia.Two Kinds of Exchange in Alberta for a powerful professional development experience:
y One Year Exchanges
. y Short Term Exchanges . When the year is over. enable the teachers and administrators to job shadow with the counterpart in another country
. the teacher returns home to his original position in Alberta. New Zealand. Germany.The teacher continues to be paid by his or her school aboard in Alberta.
Global Teachers Millennium Awards
y Limited only to participating countries y Commits to improving the quality of Education in
South Africa. Ghana. Uganda. and the UK and to promote partnership between the North and South African countries
Support the aims and activities of Link¶s educational programs in South Africa.Ensure benefits for staff and pupils of UK schools and their local communities through the dissemination of innovative development education . Ghana and Uganda .Set a standard and develop a model for other similar scheme
. personally and professionally by encouraging them to fulfill their aspiration and use their talents in innovative ways.Change the lives of UK educators. .Global Teachers Millennium Awards
y The program aims to:
Better understanding of how UK is linked with other countries .Increased knowledge of people and life in developing countries .More positive attitudes towards multicultural nature of UK society challenging of stereotypes and embracing of diversity
.Global Teachers Millennium Awards
y It is the intent of the program to achieve learning
outcomes among the target partners of the UK in terms of: .More positive attitudes towards people and life in developing countries-challenging stereotypes and beliefs in shared humanity .
Thinks and acts both locally and globally. . .Is committed to making the world a more equitable place.
.Global Teachers Millennium Awards
y A Global Teacher in this program is described as someone
who: .Can inspire others to act as Global teachers.Understands how this world is interconnected. . . . school and community.Has professional and personal skills to share.Embraces the world¶s rich variety of ways of life. .Encourages dialogue and partnership between the North and South.Believes in education for sustainable development. .Brings the world into their classroom. . and to learn.
in another setting. thus strengthening their skills in understanding diversity and multiculturalism.CONCLUSION
y It is interesting to note that these programs give
teachers the opportunity to live their personal and professional lives in another context. in another country.
y You will take note that all of these programs aim to
broaden understanding about education in other countries.
. forge partnership and cultural understanding and improve professional development.