Learning in Japan
November 1999

Click here for photo album (a must see!)

  In the spring of 1999, I learned I had been chosen to participate in the November 1999 cycle of a Fulbright Memorial Fund study tour to Japan.  This program yearly sponsors three groups of 200 teachers and administrators and coordinates a three week study tour of Japanese culture and education.  The purpose of this program is to promote wider cultural understanding between the two countries and especially the schools. My first reaction was how could I possibly wait until November.  My second reaction was how wonderful to have 6 months to prepare for such an important life event.
            This site documents the preparation, the trip itself, and the follow-on which is the implementation of our plan to bring some of the experience back to our classrooms, schools and community.
In Japan
Sushi Tasting Party at School
Power point essay
A Thousand Similarities
Suggested Reading list
Photo Album Index Page
ST drama class does Kyogen

"I learn by going where I have to go"  

- (a personal collection of inspirational thoughts about traveling and learning) 

  E-mails from Japan  
Printmaking at Van Duzen

Iaido/Kendo - Japanese Swordsmanship - Jim Sylvia

Interesting Links about Japan

ST student in kimono

   ". . .Travel is the soul of civilization.. . ."  Zora Neale Hurston 

For more information go to the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Program Homepage.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The JFMF Teacher Program ended at the end of calendar year 2008

For comments or questions contact: Peggy Wheeler

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Last updated 30 November 2001


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