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ERIC Number: EJ847719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
Teaching and Learning in Estonia and the United States: Tartu University and Maryville College
Simpson, Terry L.; Simpson, Deborah L.; Trasberg, Karmen
International Education, v35 n1 p15-23 Fall 2005
It was the author's privilege to be awarded a Fulbright Grant as a lecturer to Estonia and Tartu University for the 2000 fall semester. His wife went with him, and she taught two English classes to advanced students at the university. The author taught Instructional Strategies for Secondary Teachers and Education and Social Issues in Education in the United States. They soon discovered that they were more learners than teachers. One of the goals of the Fulbright Program is to build a long-term relationship between institutions and individuals in the two countries. The relationship has been developed between Maryville College and Tartu University. This ongoing relationship between Maryville College and Tartu University has been beneficial to the schools, students, teachers, and professors in both countries. It has been a time for individuals from the East and the West to learn first hand from each other. Stereotypes have been removed, and misconceptions have been clarified. Out of this relationship has developed a new respect for the schools, teachers, students, and citizens in both countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia; Tennessee; United States