This professional development seminar will take place from June 24 until July 7, 2018, in Regensburg, a picturesque town in Southern Germany. It offers active U.S. teachers from all types of schools and relevant teaching areas the opportunity to gain a practical overview of the German education system. The syllabus covers aspects such as teacher education, the growing diversity of student population and the refugee situation in Germany and Europe, inclusion, and internationalization strategies, dual education models and recent educational reforms. These topics will be covered in lectures, panel discussions and school visits in and around Regensburg – in both primary and different types of secondary schools.
The program is offered by the German-American Fulbright Commission in close cooperation with the University of Regensburg and its renowned Teacher Education Center. It seeks to provide new perspectives on education and enhance cultural understanding, including a comparative look at both the U.S. and German educational systems and societies. As a result of the participants’ experience in Germany, their school communities will be able to strengthen their own global awareness and become prominent members of the worldwide Fulbright network.
More information and the application forms can be found on the Fulbright website.