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Volume 3 Number 11

A new museum dedicated to exploring the role of visual art in children's literature from around the world will open in Amherst, Massachusetts in November 2002...
SMORK's Awesome Internet Sites for Kids from: Deanna Phillips
The World’s Largest Lesson - 12 November 2002! from: Charis Kumpula
Cornell News - Removing stains from: Susan S. Lang
Parent resource for the DOE from: Dean Kephart
Nestlé Very Best In Youth - All About RIF - Reading is Fundamental from: Reading is Fundamental
2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program - Three Week Study Visit to Japan from: Jaime McQueen
U.S. History 101: Preserve and Protect from: Hallie Reed
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd): A Guide for Educators from: Gina Hoagland
Volunteer at a Library in Africa or Central America from: The World Library Partnership
November Columns
November Articles
November Regular Features
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In Focus...
2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program
Three Week Study Visit to Japan

From: Jaime McQueen
FMF Program Officer

Program Background

The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (FMF) is an opportunity for U.S. primary & secondary teachers & administrators to participate in a three-week study visit to Japan. The program, which is fully funded by the Government of Japan, aims to increase the level of understanding between Japan & the United States & to provide a significant opportunity for the professional development of educators.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are employed full-time in any discipline as a teacher or administrator for grades 1 through 12. Individuals complete an application, including a two-part essay describing a follow-on plan for sharing the experience with their classrooms, schools, & communities. Two letters of reference as well as the approval of the applicant’s supervisor are required.

The Study Visit

The program begins in Tokyo with an orientation and introduction to Japanese life and culture. Participants attend seminars hosted by government and educational leaders and visit cultural sites. Participants then travel in small groups to different cities in prefectures (states), where they visit local schools and teachers' colleges and meet with teachers and students. Participants also meet with local and regional educational, government and industry officials, and spend a weekend home stay with a Japanese family. The program concludes with debriefing sessions in Tokyo before traveling home to the United States.

2003 Applications

Six hundred award recipients will be selected this year.

Educators from all areas of the U.S. are encouraged to submit applications for the 2003 cycles of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.

The application deadline is December 10, 2002
Apply online at

For more information, or to request a hard copy of the application, contact the Institute of International Education at 1-888-527-2636 or