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ERIC Number: ED172566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
How to Have a Successful Fulbright.
Winokur, Marshall
The Fulbright-Hays Teaching Exchange with Germany is a one-for-one exchanqe for approximately twenty pairs of American and German teachers. American elementary and secondary school teachers as well as college instructors and assistant professors replace their German counterparts for an academic year at either a "Hauptschule" (a non-college track school with qrades one through nine), a "Realschule" (a step up from the Hauptschule with grades one through ten), or a "Gymnasium" (a college preparatory school). This exchange provides the Fulbrighter with the opportunity to: (1) promote international understanding; (2) present American views on problems in the Unites States; (3) improve one's knowledge of the German language and school system; (4) increase one's awareness of German life and customs; (5) make German friends; and (6) explore many countries in Europe. This article focuses on three aspects of the Fulbright Teachers Exchange: (1) the teaching assiqnment in a "Gymnasium"; (2) avenues of promoting international understanding such as, the use of educational and entertainment films, exchanges with an American school, German-American social gatherings and basketball games; and (3) the benefits of living in Germany for a year, particularly the comfortable living quarters, close friendships formed, and the opportunities for travel. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fulbright Hays Act; Germany
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of German Section at the Annual Michigan Foreign Language Conference (14th, East Lansing, Michigan, October 1977)