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Lehigh hosts summer school for international educators

An evening reception was the setting for the opening of the fourth educational degree program for international educators, hosted by the College of Education. Teachers and administrators hailing from countries as far away as Chile, China, and Chad attended the campus event in June.

The five-week, intensive summer program held at Lehigh engaged international students in discussions around global citizenship, policy and politics in international education and in examining comparative educational systems. Special emphasis was given to educational leadership, and the courses were specifically designed to prepare the globally-minded school leader.

Students in the program earned the following degrees: doctorate in International Educational Leadership, master’s in Educational Leadership, and principal certification for aspiring international principals.

In addition, 78 international educators participated in a week-long Institute for Leading Learning Communities in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in mid July. Students followed one of three professional development strands: Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership or School Counseling.

--Joanne Anderson

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004

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