Join Professor John Brock on a Study Tour to Peru
June 9 – 19, 2017
The Global Economic Education Alliance is offering a 11-day Study Tour to Peru for ten secondary-level school teachers from throughout the United States. The Study Tour will be led by Professor John Brock, Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), and Claudia Sicoli, Director of the Centro de Educación Económica de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Lima, Peru.
This tour will provide a unique educational opportunity for teachers to exchange ideas, teaching methodology and experiences in economic education with Peruvian educators as well as colleagues from other states within the U.S.
We strongly believe that this Study Tour to Peru is a highly effective way of learning about an economy and experiencing firsthand, not only the educational system, but also the reality of everyday life. Teachers who have participated in such international exchange often remark that it was “an experience of a lifetime.” The objective is that teachers return to their classrooms with renewed appreciation of the importance of economics, an enthusiasm for economics education, and an appreciation of a foreign culture in a distant land. Students will ultimately gain from their teacher’s life-changing experience.
The application deadline is March 1, 2017.