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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education Associate Professor Deborah Zuercher received a Fulbright scholarship for a U.S.-Germany International Education Administration Seminar. Zuercher will begin her exchange in Germany October 2013.
The 2013 College of Education Congress Leadership Service Award recipient, Zuercher serves as the director of the America Sāmoa Territorial Teacher Training Assistance Project as well as a cohort coordinator and mentor to students in the Masters of Education in Teaching program.
In Germany, she will explore non-U.S. perspectives on world events, increase her understanding of multilingual education, research innovative administrative processes that have positively impacted mobility and harmony across European countries and consider ways to bring an international perspective back to U.S. classrooms and institutions.
“The Fulbright award means learning through interactions with international administrators and institutions that can provide access to new insights, fresh perspectives, and potential pathways to learning that I have not yet considered,” Zuercher said. “I travel as an ambassador of the College of Education, both to share our experiences in trans-national education and to experientially study European mastery of respectful and reciprocal linguistic, cultural, and educational border-crossing.”