Fulbright programme

Two teachers from Chennai and one from Villupuram will be part of the contingent from south India going to the United States soon as part of the Fulbright ‘Distinguished Award for Teaching' (DAT) programme.

According to sources in the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), Sashikala Sriram, Senior Principal, Bala Vidya Mandir, Chennai; Vijayasudha Narayanan, Physics teacher, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, K.K. Nagar; Anandaraj Rayappan of St. Mary's High School, Villupuram; and Kavita Kumar, Science teacher, Trivandrum International School, Thiruvananthapuram, will be part of the programme. The Fulbright ‘Distinguished Awards in Teaching' programme, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, recognises excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. It is part of the overall Fulbright programme.

The programme will send highly accomplished primary to secondary school teachers from the U.S. to other countries and have international teachers visit the U.S for a semester-long programme.

Selected international participants will be placed at a U.S. host university with a respected School of Education from late August to mid-December, 2010. The host university will provide a broad range of resources in teaching expertise.

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