WELCOME

I hope I can accurately document my experiences in Brazil and share my knowledge with other educators. The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Project offers an extremely unique opportunity for a special educator. The need for both leaders and educators in special education to develop a global perspective of their field and an international understanding for policies and procedures abroad is imperative. Opportunities to learn from educators, government officials and inhabitants of countries promoting large education initiatives, especially those targeting students with disabilities and individuals who require alternative teaching methods, offer invaluable information about the country’s perception of special education, the disabled population, and what role culture plays in educating individuals with disabilities. Mutual understanding and learning amongst educators in this field is critical to the development of programs that will meet the unique needs of diverse populations.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Background and Interest

Brazil is unique because it has made significant strides in educating groups of people who have historically been neglected. Brazil's government has adopted a system that promotes “Education for All and for Each One”. This prompts an exceptional opportunity to view how the country is including and educating students with disabilities and those who have deficits due to lack of education in the past. Primary knowledge of educational strategies and policies in Brazil is invaluable. Not only does Brazil provide a setting rich in culture and history, it also offers an environment implementing and supporting great educational initiatives. It is vital to develop awareness and appreciation of both when executing educational programs. There is a wealth of information that can be utilized in Brazil that will ultimately help special educators gain insight and understanding into countries around the world.

10 comments:

michelle said...

Hey. Congrats on your grant. You will have a great time!

Diane Daugherty said...

Way to go Jamie! I can't wait to be a part of your experience. Thanks for involving me.

Amanda Rhea said...

Jamie,
I am so excited about this project. It is going to be so interesting and so much fun. I wish I was going with you. You always teach me so much!!! Love ya..

SGrenead said...

Jamie,
I really appreciate the opportunity to experience this with you. I love any opportunity to learn and grow more...especially in education. I'm so glad that I have had the chance to get to know you and learn from you this year. Congrats!
Shauna

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Patti at SMS said...

Hello everyone!

I am excited about the opportunity to work together on this great project. Thank you, Jamie, for the invitation and coordinating the experience. This is my first time blogging, so please let me know if I make a faux pas. I'll be learning as I go!

Thanks!

ann miller said...

i finally got a chance to sit down and check this thing out. cant wait for all that is to come~!

Sherry said...

Jamie, This adventure sounds exciting and fun. Can't wait to experience Brazil through your eyes.

Teresa Schweinsberg said...

Jamie,

Thank you so much for including me...or should I say "letting me horn in," on your journey to Brazil! I'm very proud of your accomplishment in receiving the Fullbright Scholarship. It is wonderful to work with you and to live vicariously through you during this experience. I don't think I would be brave enough to do what you are doing, but it is wonderful to feel like I am experiencing it through your eyes. You go, girl!!!

diane.daugherty said...

Jamie,
Have a safe trip and I can't wait to hear from you.