The Faculty of Education and the Lertlah School Division of Bangkok, Thailand have announced an exciting new international teacher agreement. The agreement will facilitate the delivery of a post-baccalaureate diploma program with a focus on International Teaching and Learning, offered by the Department of Elementary Education and designed to send Education students to Bangkok to gain valuable international teaching experience.
By Mackenzie Martin (Education undergraduate student, first year)
In 2012 the United Nations designated October 11th International Day of the Girl Child. Proudly, the Canadian government was influential in the establishment of the internationally recognized day. The International Day of the Girl Child is like International Women's Day except the day is dedicated to girls and the issues they are facing around the world.
By Caleb Caswell
“It's a warrior that goes out and brings the means back to the people and today, those means have become education, and our weapon is the knowledge…”
By Sydnee Bryant
As a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, Janine Tine is usually calm, relaxed. But Tine recently received news that would make just about anyone feel excited. Last spring, she learned that she was the recipient of a Vanier Scholarship, a prestigious award designed to attract promising doctoral students to Canadian universities.
As part of The Teacher Certification and Accreditation of Teacher Training Institutions in Afghanistan Project (TCAP-Afghanistan), Ministry of Education officials from Afghanistan arrived in Edmonton last week with hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of what teacher certification and pre-service teacher education looks like in Alberta.
By Katherine Joy Orobio
Three years ago, when Ernie Ingles was the new director of the Faculty of Education’s School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta (U of A), he saw a window of opportunity for the school to grow and to reach out to more communities. Now, forty-nine students from different parts of the country and around the world are enrolled in the first and the only fully online Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program in Canada.
Summer camps come in all forms, and it's pretty easy to find programs centering on sports, arts, nature, science, dance and drama, or some other common activity.
Rarely is there a camp focusing on sexual identity and support for the development of self-realization and leadership in youth from marginalized groups.
University of Alberta Orientation (Sept. 2nd and 3rd)
Convocation is such a special time.
For the parents who have given their kids their best chance for a successful and happy future by sending them to university, it is a proud moment. For the K-12 teachers and university professors who have championed their students through the ups-and-downs of years of classes, it confirmation of a job well done. For the students it is completion of a modern rite of passage and a sign that a destination has been reached in what has been a long and difficult journey.