Our increasingly complex global community requires individuals who are
exposed to the best thinking and innovative movements and trends from around the
world. Long a leader in overseas study, William Jewell College offers an
exciting international program that includes a stateside review of British
primary and secondary education, followed by four weeks in an English primary
and secondary school from early June to early July.
Upon entering the English classroom, American educators will appreciate at
once the many strengths of British primary and secondary education. The
attractive, colorful displays, the wide range of materials for math and science,
and the impressive examples of children’s art, penmanship and creative writing
all reflect the emphasis on active, integrative learning that characterizes
British education at the primary level. In the secondary schools, educators are
able to participate in technology rich classrooms, observe unique senior year
research projects and observe information technology projects from the planning
Five seminar sessions are held in the late
afternoon at William Jewell during the spring semester prior to the trip. The
purpose of the seminar sessions, which are a prerequisite for the experience in
England, is to enable the group members to become acquainted with each other, to
become familiar with the English primary and secondary education system, and to
learn more about Great Britain in order to enhance the entire experience.
In England: The Program
All participants are placed in exemplary British
primary and secondary schools in the Wiltshire region. Three to four days a week
are spent at the school. Seminars or workshops are planned for participants
during the week as well. Extended weekends are reserved for travel and
The Wiltshire Experience
Ideally located in the Wiltshire region of
southwestern Great Britain, Chippenham is convenient to the nearby historic city
of Bath. Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years and presents some
of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including the Roman Baths, the
Royal Crescent and the Circus. Bath takes pride in sharing its secrets and
unique heritage, which can be explored in more than 40 museums, galleries,
gardens and attractions. The city is also very much alive with an intriguing
mix of theatre, festivals, restaurants and shopping.
William Jewell’s long-established program provides comfortable bed and
breakfast accommodations four days per week. Participants will enjoy the
experience of immersion in a new and innovative English primary or secondary
school in Wiltshire.
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