South Africa Educational Study Program
May 17- June 12, 2001

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Skidmore in South AfricaThe Skidmore Educational Study Program in South Africa is designed to expose our college students to the history, culture, geography and education system of South Africa.  The experience will encourage students to think globally, and will provide them with a powerful non-Western cultural experience.  During this educational study abroad program, Skidmore students will meet South African primary teachers and their students through structured school and classroom visits.

These experiences will give Skidmore students the opportunity to learn about the South African school system through scheduled classes with teachers and direct field experiences observing classroom teaching.  School visits and observations will demonstrate teacher roles, school organizational patterns, philosophical differences in public and private schools, and help students gain an understanding of South African primary school curriculum and assessment, and the role of language and literacy in a diverse population.

For additional information about the journey, contact:

Karen Brackett or Susan Lehr
Educational Tour to South Africa Directors
Education Department-Palamountain Hall
Phone: (518) 580-5140 Fax (518) 580-5146