Authorities from the
National Administration of Public Education (Administración
Nacional de Enseñanza Pública - ANEP), along
with teachers and principals from Uruguayan full time schools,
attended an orientation meeting at the Best Western Palladium
in Montevideo last Friday.
U.S. Embassy Deputy
Chief of Mission, James Williard delivered the opening remarks
welcoming the candidates and expressing the significance
of this program. Mercedes Jimenez de Arechaga, Executive
Director of Fulbright in Uruguay and Sonia Scaffo, General
Director of Planning and Educational Management for ANEP,
also welcomed the participants.
Fulbright Educational Advisor Fanny del
Río explained how the program works and what experiences
the candidates will encounter during their stay in the United
Under the program,
a total of twenty Uruguayan teachers and administrators
(17 from the Teacher Exchange program and 3 from the Alumni
Initiative program) will travel to the U.S. in February
2005 to visit schools and work with U.S. teachers sharing
valuable experiences in school administration and management.
The Teachers Exchange
Program’s goal is to give Uruguayan teachers and administrators
the opportunity to visit leading schools of the U.S. while
living with a U.S. family during their visit. Upon their
return home they will begin an exchange project between
their school and the host school in the U.S.
This program has the
support of the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy
in Uruguay, and it is endorsed by ANEP.
This Program is designed to give previous
participants of Teacher Exchange a new opportunity to further
the cultural exchange project they initiated between their
school in Uruguay and their host school in the U.S. This
program is also made possible due to the co-share of Fulbright
Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, and it is also
endorsed by ANEP (National Administration of Public Education).
This year, three former Fulbrighters from the Teacher Exchange
program were selected to participate in Alumni Initiative.
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