Fulbright: teachers can apply

2010-10-18 00:00

SOUTH AFRICAN teachers have a unique opportunity to spend up to six months in a United States university, where they will be trained for professional advancement, conduct research projects, and lead clas­ses and seminars for both teachers and pupils in U.S. schools.

About five South African teaching professionals will be selected for the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Programme, which targets highly accomplished teachers from around the world.

South Africa, Argentina, India, Finland, Israel, Mexico, Morocco and Singapore were the eight countries chosen for participation in the 2011/12 programme year.

The teachers will be placed at two host universities for the duration of the semester-long, fully funded programme, from late August to mid-December next year.

They will be required to perform individual research projects, as well as head classes and seminars.

Each host university will make available faculty mentors to each teacher to advise and guide them.

The application deadline is November 1, 2010. Applicants can either be primary or high school teachers of any subject. However, they must be full-time teachers with least five years’ teaching experience.

For more information, visit http://southafrica.usembassy.­gov/fulbright_teacher-exchange.html.

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