College of Education professor awarded Fulbright scholarship

July 9, 2013  |   |  2 Comments
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Deborah Zuercher

Deborah Zuercher

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.”

A UH Mānoa news release.

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  1. Yuriria McCloskey says:

    I’m originally from Mexico City and currently attending at KCC. My goal is to major in psychology in order to improve the education in my current home the US. I can see how different education is here compared to my country. I’m very moved and interested in your project. I believe there is a lot of room for improvement. I would like to follow up with your project and to let you know that I’m willing to help with my humble knowledge and opinion. Please get back at me if you get the chance. You can reply to me at the email address attached to my comment. Thanks for trying to make this world a better place by improving the education systems.

  2. Bill Moss says:

    Deb,
    Congratulations on your award. I’m glad you’re doing well. And you are employed in Hawaii. Tough life. Greg golfed in college and they visited Hawaii to play in the spring. I believe they played the branch at Hilo. I’m retired and volunteering at People to People and playing golf. Tough life but someone has to do it. Take care. Good luck in Germany.

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