Summer 2021 Study of The U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators

SUMMER 2021 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES

 FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS

INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION:

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will provide a multinational group of experienced secondary school educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present.  The focus of the Institute will be on providing materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States.  To this end, the Institute may be organized around a central theme or themes in U.S. civilization.  Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will elucidate the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined.   The program will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.  Host institutions will offer a virtual program that will include many elements of the traditional in-person program.  The in-person component will complement the virtual program at U.S. host institutions and will include, as much as possible, a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities.

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Study of the U.S. Institutes are highly competitive.  Priority will be given to candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component, who have no prior or limited experience in the United States, and who have special interest in the institute topic as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.

Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced secondary school educators.   This Institute is for secondary school teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, secondary school administrators, or other related professionals with responsibility for secondary education. Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.  While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important.

Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency.  Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions.  English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for your participant and participants from other countries.

Candidates should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 10, 2021.

Please return electronic copies of the application form to:  mahamatgi@state.gov

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