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Concentration in Global Education and Developmental Studies


The goal of the grant is to develop a concentration in Global Education and Development Studies (GEDS) that integrates student experiences at home and a 1-semester experience abroad to prepare them to assume leadership roles in education and intervention for young children. The participating institutions will meet for 4 consortium meetings and 5 seminars for a total of 9 times over the course of the grant, and include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University in the United States, and Jönköping, Porto, and Ludwig-Maximilians Universities in the EU. The GEDS concentration will utilize the ECI-NET website and the International Curriculum developed from the successful work of the Transatlantic Consortium on Early Childhood Intervention, and will be integrated with field experiences and seminars to create an innovative higher education training model focusing on acquisition of knowledge and skills related to education policy, evaluation, practices, and research in the EU and U.S.

Principal Investigator:

Rune Simeonsson

Funding Dates:

9/1/2008 - 8/31/2012

Funding Source(s):

U.S. Department of Education