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Konda Reddy Chavva, a CIE doctoral student, spent this past summer in Southern India working with World Education project staff and farmers to design participatory methodology for collection of baseline data on climatic variability. World Education assists the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project in the design and im
With a B.A. in English literature from Elmira College and some time travelling after graduation behind him, Christian Austin was ready for his first job. He set out on an insurance career path. Then, feeling that there was something else in store for him, and remembering how he had enjoyed being a writing tutor while in college, he decided to “leave insurance and go back to school.” To be a teacher.
When teacher Mindy Eichhorn went to India to teach abandoned women life skills, her own life changed.
Her interest in India started when she was at the University of Tennessee where she earned a B.S. in Special Education and an M.S. in Education.
“I took a class about women and cross-cultural perspectives and something about India was a magnet. I felt pulled to the women of India,” said Mindy Eichhorn, a SOE student currently working on her doctorate in international education. Upon graduation from UTenn, she moved to Hartford and started teaching for Hartford Public Schools in the summer of 2002. But her interest in India never flagged.
Graduate and undergraduate students in Education 497I, Tutoring in Schools, recently joined pupils from Mark’s Meadow Elementary School’s After School day care program in a Writing Party.
“A writing party is an interactive, cross-age writing experience where individuals of different ages write together,” said Dr. Robert Maloy, senior lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Dr. Maloy and lecturer Sharon Edwards have held writing parties at schools and after-school programs all around the state.