BANGOR, Maine — An associate professor of education at Husson University left Monday for India on a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Grant.
Sandip LeeAnne Wilson will teach graduate and undergraduate students at Avinashilingam University Institute for Home Science School for Women in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, according to a press release issued last week by Husson University. Wilson will use a discipline-centered approach focused on collaborative, interactive and project-based learning.
“We are extremely proud of Dr. Wilson’s receipt of the Fulbright-Nehru Scholar grant,” Husson President Robert Clark said in the press release. “It is a testament to our faculty’s commitment to providing scholarly contributions to their discipline and incorporating a global perspective into the classroom.”
Wilson said she was looking forward to the opportunity to meet teachers, work with students in a variety of settings, and go into the school systems as part of field work with students, according to the press release. She is particularly interested in learning how the schools use technology and literature in their classrooms.
“One of the motivating factors in proposing the project was that I was interested in finding out what is happening in the world, what was happening in people’s lives inside and outside the academy in another country, in another culture,” she said in the press release. “I want to bring back my experiences to Husson and our students.”
She is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and those of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.