Assistant Director Veronica Holly Selected as for Senior Fellow Global Education Policy Fellowship Program (GEPFP)
Veronica Holly Selected as Senior Fellow Global Education Policy Fellowship Program (GEPFP) Institute for Educational Leadership 2012-2013
Veronica Holly, Assistant Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University has been selected a 2012-2013 Senior Fellow, for the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Global Education Policy Fellowship Program (GEPFP). The GEPFP provides Senior Fellows with the opportunity to study education policy in the Age of Globalization by investigating education development challenges in economically developed and developing countries.
This years’ program includes a Study Tour of China’s education system, with a 10-day visit to Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, China in the fall, and a policy briefing and analysis in Washington, DC. next spring. The study tour will provide fellows with an opportunity to develop relationships with educators in China; visit schools, ministries of education, and other educational organizations; collect data relating to the policy analysis project; and visit historic and cultural sites in three Chinese cities.
“I am really anxious to take a first hand look at how China is dealing with its large urban migration in schools, and how it is addressing issues of inequity in its rural areas”, says Veronica. As a Senior Fellow, the program will serve to enhance Veronica understanding of the approaches that developing and developed countries are taking to ensure their education systems are preparing young people for a globally competitive economy, and will work to develop her global perspective of the United States’ efforts to ensure its schools are globally competitive. Veronica will be in China October 18-28th.