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Broaden the Horizons: Teacher Education Reciprocal Program (2011/12)

Published on: Mon, 05/09/2011
Last Modified: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 1:55pm


$77,000 One Time: $38,500 for each of two years, 2011/12 & 2012/13

This initiative will enhance the three-year Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Program between University of Windsor (UW) and Southwest University (SWU) China. The first-phase of the program in Windsor has successfully been completed. Twenty-two SWU teacher candidates visited Windsor between September and December 2010. A program that fully engaged the 22 SWU teacher candidates in the pre-service teacher education program was developed. This program consisted of auditing courses, participating in school placements in six local elementary and secondary schools and in “Classrooms On the Move” initiated by the Greater Essex County School Board with involvement of five schools, and participating in professional development seminars, field trips and other events. Reciprocally, SWU has developed a program for UW teacher candidates who are expected to visit Chongqing in May-June 2011. Their program consists of lectures on the Chinese education system and school education, seminars on comparing Chinese and Canadian school education and teacher education, school visits and placements, and fieldtrips in Chongqing as well as in its nearby multi-ethnic region.