The Cuba Educational programs are designed to provide Professional Developments credits for Vermont Lawyers and educators.

Cuba for Education
The Vermont Teachers' Exchange

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The Vermont teachers exchange in Cuba provides educators with a rare look at the Cuban culture wgile fulfilling professional development credit requirements.Experience Cuba through the lens of Cuba's first class educators.Three graduate credits will be awarded upon completion.

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Comparative Education: The Cuban Educational System

The Island nation of Cuba is internationally recognized for the success of its educational system. With extremely limited financial resources, Cuba has a highly educated population with a literacy rate estimated at 98% and strong achievements in the arts, science, mathematics and technology.

This course will offer educators the chance to visit primary, secondary and post-secondary schools in Havana, Cuba and engage in discussions with their Cuban counterparts. Students examine the practical and philosophical influences on teachers’ decision-making processes, motivations, educational history, classroom culture, instructional strategy, and Cuban approach to student interaction. The emphasis is on critical and creative reflection based on observations, and in-class discussions and activities. Students will emerge from this course with an understanding of the Cuban educational system as it compares to our own and will receive credit based on a final comparative essay and the application of relevant educational strategies in their own classroom. Vermont educators will receive 3 credits, which can be used to meet their individualized professional development credits required towards relicensure. 

 

Cuba Program at Burlington College
351 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-923-2390
E-mail: jcarteratburlington [dot] edu