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The Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education was launched in fall of 2014 by the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College at Arizona State University. Designed to take the highest standards in teaching to a global audience, the center's programs focus on educators, teacher educators and education leaders, with emphasis on best practices that help students reach their full potential across diverse cultures.
Teachers from Argentina came to ASU to study teaching methodologies, as well as participate in cross-cultural exchanges with American educators, immersion experiences in classrooms through the Argentina Educator Training Program. The 25 teachers who attended represented 17 of Argentina's 23 provinces.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education and the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission and the center provided a year of study for 52 teacher leaders from Saudi Arabia at ASU for 2018-19. The program supported visiting educators in English language instruction, professional development and classroom immersion experiences in three PHoenix area school districts.
In 2019, Fulbright DAI brings international primary and secondary teachers to the U.S. for a semester-long program to observe, pursue individual or group projects, take courses for professional development at a host university and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues.
The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding secondary school teachers from around the world to Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. This five-month program fosters curriculum development, use of educational technologies and subject-specific strategies for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), social studies and English as a foreign language. Thh center has hosted ILEP fellows since 2012.
Arizona State University, with the support of the MasterCard Foundation, has undertaken several efforts to support young scholars from Africa. From 2012-2015, ASU recruited 120 MasterCard Foundation Scholars. These academically-gifted young leaders seek to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities. ASU also seeks to strengthen institutional connections abroad. In 2017, a grant from MasterCard for $21.9 million will fund the advanced training of 150 students from Ghana.
With a grant from the International Research and Exchanges Board, the West Bank-Gaza Preservice teacher Education project will train 150 teaching faculty and 400 education adminstrators and officials to better prepare teachers to improve student learning outcomes. The goal is for at least 2,400 teachers, educators and teacher assistants to be trained to provide student-centered learning in classrooms by 2022.
YouLead, a collaboration between the governments of Sri Lanka and the U.S., is an effort to support youth employability, vocational skills development and entrepreneurship. From 2017 to 2021, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the Thunderbird School of Global Management are ASU’s academic partners in a consortium led by the International Executive Service Corps that also includes the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce, Global Communities, Skills for Life and Verité Research.