Kathleen F. Malu, Ph.D. ’93, Language, Literacy and Learning and two-time Fulbright Scholar, recently returned to the United States after leading a Fulbright Specialist project in Romania. The project focused on the problems encountered by both new/early career and experienced teachers, involved more than 10 focus groups, and included 230 faculty members, government educational administrators, principals, supervisors, and teachers.
As a result of this work, Malu designed, created, and wrote a course, Professional Development for Mentor-Teachers. The course will be piloted in the fall of 2018 by teacher-trainers at the Casei Corpului Didactic “Grigore Tabacaru” in Bacau, Romania. These content area mentor-teachers who work in the fields of humanities, foreign language, and science, and complete the course, will in turn go back to support teachers in their own schools.
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad.