From Pakistan to Plymouth – Educational Leadership across Cultures

Since 2003, annual funding from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, has provided 80 Pakistani educational leaders with the opportunity to participate in a unique learning experience at Plymouth State University.

The Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute (PELI) is a month-long intensive program designed for leaders in Pakistan’s education system and teacher training institutions. Working closely with Pakistan partner, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, and the United States Department of State, the institute focuses on environmental stewardship and cultural heritage preservation, and provides evidence supporting the positive effects of active and responsible citizenship.

On July 14-18, 2008, New Hampshire’s high school science and social studies teachers have an incredible opportunity to join 20 Pakistani educators for a five-day academy held at Plymouth State University. Examining the integration of environmental stewardship and cultural heritage preservation, educators from New Hampshire and Pakistan will establish methods to promote active and responsible citizenship in their respective communities. The academy will include a capstone celebration and forum on Thursday, July 24, at 4 p.m. to share the results of the cross-cultural exchange. For additional information about the academy, please contact Michelle Lauriat.

Commenting about a previous institute, a Pakistani alumnus said, “It was a great opportunity to learn from one another as there were people from different backgrounds and experiences. Experiences on-campus and in the local community were extraordinary… I can never forget the natural beauty of Plymouth.”

During the month of July, please welcome our Pakistani guests to Plymouth State University and the Lakes Region.


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