Thursday, September 25, 2014
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May Ex - International Perspectives of Public Education in New Zealand
Students participating in this program will examine the New Zealand public education system and teacher preparation programs there. With British influence shaping the educational practices of the country, it has grown to become a world leader in many facets of education. The Maori and Pacific Island populations are unique to New Zealand, and we will visit a number of schools with high minority enrollment. Students will spend a week in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, followed by South Island visits to Christchurch, Dunedin, and Queenstown. Schools visited will emphasize the use of technology and inclusion of diverse populations. These visits, along with the assigned readings, will prepare students for assignments in which they compare the education and preparation of teachers in New Zealand and the US.
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