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Professor Participates in Fulbright-Hayes
LEWISTON—Having just finished out the spring semester,
Division of Education professor Gwen Taylor is on to her next adventure in
field of education. Taylor leaves Sunday, June 23 for South America, to
expand her knowledge of teaching methods and to share her own knowledge and
experience with educators in other countries.
The trip is a result of Taylor’s successful application for and receipt of a
summer Fulbright-Hayes grant. The Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad program is
allowing Taylor and 14 other teaching professionals from across the U.S. to
travel to Chile and Argentina, where they will learn about those countries’
educational, economic, cultural and political environments.
She is one of only two teachers from the Northwest chosen to participate.
Attendees submitted individual project proposals for consideration in a
competitive selection process. Taylor was previously in South Africa on a
LCSC business professor Dr. Gerald Ramey, received a Fulbright Scholarship
Award in 2001 and left earlier this year to work at a university in
northeastern Romania. (Read more at:
Taylor and other participants in the South America trip will visit
schools, attend cultural events and meet with local and national government
officials. As part of the reciprocal exchange of knowledge and experience,
they will take turns presenting information about education in the U.S. to
Taylor will also be looking for books during her trip. She hopes to collect
books published or available in the countries she visits, along with any
other items that might support sharing and teaching about other people and
cultures. Taylor will add these acquisitions to the already large collection
of children’s books in her office library.
She will be using personal funds to purchase these materials—the grant does
not provide money for that purpose.
The excursion will take six weeks. The group will have a coordinator for the
trip, helping to guide them to locations and make introductions. Taylor was
proud to note that the September 11th attacks on the U.S. had not
stymied the Fulbright exchange programs. She said she is glad to have this
opportunity and, luggage restrictions aside, is excited about the trip and
“…looking forward gaining new information and understanding to share with
students in the education profession.”