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ERIC Number: EJ990868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
A Culturally Responsive, Transnational Middle Grades Teacher Education Program in American Samoa
Zuercher, Deborah K.; Yoshioka, Jon; Deering, Paul D.; Martin, Katie; Curry, Kezia; O'Neill, Tara; Apisa, Sheila W.
Middle School Journal (J3), v44 n1 p26-35 Sep 2012
Since 1979, the American Samoa Department of Education and the University of Hawai'i have partnered to provide education and training for American Samoan teachers. Beginning in 2009, these efforts have focused on teachers in the middle grades. This article describes the context, program structure, and implementation of a graduate degree program in middle level education developed for teachers on the Pacific island of American Samoa. Implications for designing transnational degree programs involving distance learning are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; Hawaii