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South Africa: Educating a Diverse Nation

(July 14-27, 2021)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND RATIONALE

 

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In South Africa, July 14-27, 2021, we will hold wide-ranging dialogue around the nation’s evolving education policy and its implications for a new generation of young leaders.  Western Cape province is our destination. Western Cape province promotes the foundational elements of education.  It sits at the southwestern tip of South Africa.  It includes the world-class city of Cape Town, and the small towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl.

 

The theme of our 14-day program is: “South Africa: A strategy for educating a diverse nation”.  Our program features university workshops, school & other site visits, and wide-ranging dialogue; the discussions and workshops will be led by South African educators whose collective efforts seek to create high-quality accessible education for a diverse population of students.

 

We’ll be joined by formidable active and retired educators, many of whom served in the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and ’80s – right up to freedom in 1994.  Throughout, these esteemed colleagues will share their professional experiences and personal reflections with us.

 

South Africa is a nation of many cultures, 11 official languages, and a great variety of religious faiths, histories, and traditions. Our workshops will focus on how educators instruct youth from multiple communities, ethnicities, and life experiences.  We will discuss issues inherent in the transformation of the curriculum and the teaching culture from apartheid-era education policies to a policy that tries to reach all learners at all levels.

 

You will interact directly with local academics, education consultants, and activists – and also make optional visits to world-famous historical sites and museums; attend concerts; and become involved in the spirited everyday life of the modern South African nation.

 

Our 2021 professional development program to South Africa offers a unique chance for BPS educators to reinforce their schools’ commitments to global education, with opportunities to understand the South African education system, best practices in teaching, 21st century diversity training, and innovation in curriculum development and strategy.

 

Dates, Pricing & Daily Agendas

 

PROGRAM DATES are July 14-27, 2021

 

PRICING is set at $3500 per person sharing. (Single room is an additional $400.) This includes:

 

Registration for 5 days of professional development, to include seminars, professional programming, university and school-visits and honoraria

International airfare from Boston International Airport, and domestic air within South Africa

10 nights’ shared accommodation (Single room an additional $400)

Daily breakfasts

5 lunches (Monday through Friday)

Luxury coach transport in South Africa, with professional local guiding

Daily luxury transfers to/from all meetings/professional events (Monday through Friday)

Orientation to Cape Town, Johannesburg & Pretoria – and some weekend cultural tours

 

CONTACT:

 

Fungai Kanogoiwa

Tel. (703) 549 9115

 

FungaiK@AlterraConsulting.org

 

Aaron Casey

Tel. (202) 421 4417

 

Acasey@AlterraConsulting.org

 

SCHEDULED PAYMENTS

 

Initial Deposit due March 15, 2021

Amount Due $500.00

 

2nd Payment April 15, 2021

Amount Due $500.00

 

3rd Payment May 15, 2021

Amount Due $1,250.00

 

Final Payment June 15, 2021

Amount Due $1,250.00

 

OPTIONAL

 

Single room supplement

Amount Due $400.00

 

 

 

Payments

 

Initial Deposit $500.00 USD

2nd Payment $500.00 USD

3rd Payment $1,200.00 USD

Final Payment $1,200.00 USD

Full Payment $3,400.00 USD

Single Room Suplement $400.00 USD

 

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