Academic Exchange Programs - Teachers - #19.408
Teacher programs include Fulbright Classroom Exchange Program and Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program, International Leaders in Education Program, Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, Intensive Summer Language Institutes, Teachers of Critical Languages Program, and other targeted teacher training programs. As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange programs, including the exchange of scholars, researchers, professionals, students, and educators. ECA programs foster engagement and encourage dialogue with citizens around the world. Educational and cultural engagement is premised on the knowledge that mutual understanding, the development of future leaders, and the benefits of education programs influence societies and affect official decision-making almost everywhere in the world today. ECA programs inform, engage, and influence participants across strategic sectors of society including young people, women, teachers, scholars, journalists, and other professionals increasing the number of foreign individuals who have first-hand experience with Americans and with the values of freedom, representative government, rule of law, economic choice, and individual dignity, while building international knowledge and capacity among Americans The purpose of the Teacher Exchange Program is to improve mutual understanding among teachers, school administrators, and their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad through professional development and exchange. Teacher exchanges support the internationalization and increased quality of schools and classrooms, increase the knowledge of students and communities about global issues and cultures, and improve knowledge of foreign languages.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $12,954,143; FY 09 $12,955,000; FY 10 $0 - FY 2010 estimate not available.
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