UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, in partnership with schools in Bhutan, announces openings for teachers in Bhutan starting in February 2011. The application form [pdf] [doc] and additional information on the positions are available on-line and should be returned to Ann Lippincott, Associate Director of the Teacher Education Program. This opportunity is only open to students or alumni from UC Santa Barbara.
This is the second year of a program that is one part of the formation of the UCSB-Bhutan Partnership in Education. Last year four Gevirtz School Teacher Education Program graduates went to Bhutan to teach in primary and secondary schools in the capital city of Thimphu for up to two years. This partnership is one more example of the Gevirtz School diversifying its research and impact by strengthening its bonds with global partners in counties 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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