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ERIC Number: EJ832354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Hiring Teachers from Abroad
Charney, Jonathan
School Administrator, v66 n3 p35-36 Mar 2009
Schools in America, especially in communities far from urban centers, are working harder to find highly qualified and culturally proficient staff to prepare students successfully for an increasingly interconnected world. Apart from offering teachers more professional development and hiring educators with international travel experience, public schools have begun hosting international teachers for up to three years through cultural exchange programs. While all school leaders value the high-quality teaching skills international educators offer, school districts must be diligent in exploring the visa options available and support requirements. School districts can fill critical needs in the teacher ranks and add instructional and cross-cultural value to the classroom through the use of visiting international faculty. The Visiting International Faculty Program, a 20-year-old organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the largest J-1 visa teacher-exchange program in the United States. In this article, the author presents case studies in three school districts hosting international teachers in 2008-09 through the Visiting International Faculty Program, which illustrate the added value these educators bring to students and their school communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; North Carolina; Virginia