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November 15, 2010



The Continuing Professional Studies division of Bank Street College of Education in NYC is taking applications for its fourth annual course held in Morocco this spring (April 16-April 24)

Participants will spend seven days experiencing the culture and languages of Morocco first-hand in Rabat and Fes. Through visits to elementary and secondary schools in both rural and urban settings, and discussions with prominent authorities in education and culture from Moroccan universities, participants will gain a greater understanding of Arab culture as experienced in Morocco.

Registration Deadline
November 23, 2010 applications received after 11/23, will be admitted as space allows.

For a full course description, pricing information and an application, visit www.bankstreet.edu/cps/studyabroad
For questions contact Joy Lundeen Ellebbane at Bank Street College (212-875-4707 | jellebbane@bankstreet.edu).

Morocco is a country whose citizens must acquire facility in more than one language to be able to participate fully in civic life. Among the languages spoken are Amizigh (Berber), Moroccan Arabic, Standard Arabic, Spanish, and French. These linguistic competencies reflect Morocco’s indigenous past, its prominence as a crossroads of Arab civilization over many centuries, and its recent legacy as a European colony.

Joan Brodsky Schur, MAT, is a curriculum developer, author, and teacher. Her lesson plans appear on the Websites of PBS, the National Archives, and The Islam Project.Org. She has served as a member of the Advisory Group for PBS TeacherSource, the advisory committee for WNET's Access Islam Website, and is a board member of the Middle East Outreach Council. Her books for school libraries include Immigrants in America - The Arab Americans (Lucent Books, 2004) and The Arabs ("Coming to America" series, Greenhaven Press, 2004). An avid traveler who has visited Morocco numerous times, Schur is the Social Studies Coordinator at the Village Community School in New York City, where she has been a teacher for over twenty-five years. Ms. Schur earned her Master’s in Arts in Teaching and a BA in English, both from NYU. Learn more about Ms. Schur at www.joanbrodskyschur.com.

What makes this program truly unique is the extensive opportunity to visit schools (public and private, urban and rural) and to interact with Moroccan teachers and students. We will also meet with leading professors of education,linguistics, and history as well as with key public administrators.

Posted by kekeenan at November 15, 2010 01:04 PM

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