Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Request for Statements of Interest: University Hosts for the International Leaders in Education Program

The U.S. Department of State and IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) announce an open-competition for U.S. universities to design and host a semester-long professional development program for up to 20 secondary-level teachers of English as a Foreign Language, social studies, civics, mathematics and science for the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP). ILEP will bring outstanding international secondary school teachers to the United States for one semester. The goals of the program are to:

* Enhance teachers' expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and the use of technology in teaching.

* Create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the U.S.

* Develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and international teachers and their students.

* Contribute to improving teaching in participating countries by preparing participants to serve as teacher leaders, who upon returning home will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students.

For further information about the ILEP program and for instructions on submitting Statements of Interest, please contact Amira Maaty at (202) 628-8188 ext. 148 or amaaty@irex.org.
Statement of Interest Deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, May 9, 2008

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