Centre professor participates in Global Partners program
DANVILLE, KY - Brad Nystrom, professor of education at Centre College, recently returned from East Africa, where he participated in the first symposium of the International Learning Centre at the University of Nairobi. He was one of 21 Americans chosen for the program.
The symposium, which focused on "East African in Transition: Communities, Cultures, and Change," was part of the Global Partners Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project is a collaboration among 41 liberal arts colleges in the United States who aim to strengthen their study-abroad programs.
All the participating colleges were drawn from three consortia, including the Associated Colleges of the South, in which Centre holds membership. By working together, the individual colleges and the consortia hope to develop broader resources for study-abroad programs while at the same time achieving greater efficiency.
Nystrom's wife, Judy, joined him for the trip, and they returned for the first time to schools where they taught in Tanzania 34 years ago as part of an international program.
Nystrom has taught since 1973. He has particular expertise in secondary
education and works closely with Centre students who plan to teach at the
secondary level. Nystrom has research interests in comparative education
studies, and he has visited schools in India and Egypt. Before coming to
Centre, he taught at the Moshi Secondary School in Tanzania. He holds a
bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and master's and doctoral degrees
from the University of Wisconsin.
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