UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, in partnership with schools in Bhutan, announces openings for teachers in Bhutan starting in February 2012. The application form (doc) and additional information (doc) on the positions are available on-line and should be returned to Ann Lippincott, Associate Director of the Teacher Education Program. This opportunity is open only to students or alumni from UC Santa Barbara. Applications are due by July 24, 2011.
The positions will be at The Early Learning Centre in Thimpu, Bhutan. The Early Learning Centre – a private elementary school with a current enrollment of approximately 330 students from Kindergarten (Pre – Primary) to Class VI – is looking to recruit dynamic individuals committed to providing meaningful learning experiences for young children so that they are exposed from an early age to best practices that hone their critical thinking skills and enable them to become life-long learners.
This is the third year of a program that is one part of the formation of the UCSB-Bhutan Partnership in Education. This partnership is one more example of the Gevirtz School diversifying its research and impact by strengthening its bonds with global partners in countries like Taiwan, Guatemala, Brazil, and Finland.
“The world is certainly flat and our teacher education graduates can both contribute to Bhutan’s educational transformation and learn world lessons that will enrich their eventual USA teaching immeasurably,” Dean Jane Close Conoley says. “We are excited about our emerging partnership with Bhutan as it is another indication of our faculty’s and students’ excellence.”
[Ann Lippincott is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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