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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Jan. 16, 2002
Photo: H. Bradley Sagen.
UI education professor emeritus Sagen receives Fulbright
Bradley Sagen, a professor emeritus of the University of Iowa's College of
Education, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to the Tribhuvan
University in Nepal -- his third Fulbright in nine years.
Sagen, who retired in 1998 after 34 years in the UI
College of Education's former Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership
Studies (now the Division of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies), will
leave Feb. 10 to spend four weeks working with faculty members on research
methodology and developing educational materials related to a master of education
in curriculum and evaluation.
Sagen, who specialized in higher and postsecondary
education at the UI, previously spent five months in Poland in 1993 on a lectureship
at Warsaw University under the Fulbright Eastern European Initiatives Program.
And in 1999 he spent six months at Yonsei University in Korea on a Fulbright
Sagen is among the first grantees under the new Fulbright
Senior Specialists short-term grants program. The new program offers two-
to six-week grants to leading U.S. academics and professionals to support
curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic
institutions in 140 countries around the world.
Created to complement the 55-year-old traditional
Fulbright Scholar Program, the Senior Specialists Program aims at increasing
the number of faculty and professionals who have the opportunity to go abroad
on a Fulbright.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the
United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
and managed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The program's
purpose is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United
States and the people of other countries.
"The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program offers
grants ranging from two months to an academic year, and some academics and
professionals find it difficult to be away overseas for that length of time,"
states Patti McGill Peterson, executive director of the Council for International
Exchange of Scholars, the organization that manages the
Fulbright Scholar Program. "The new Senior Specialists Program offers them
Grantees will also be undertaking new activities,
ranging from conducting teacher training and developing and assessing curricula
or educational materials to leading seminars or workshops or conducting needs
assessments or survey research.
For further information on the program, visit the
CIES Web site at http://www.cies.org/.
The University of Iowa College of Education,
founded in 1872, was the nation's first permanent college-level department
of education. It has gained an international reputation of excellence in fields
as diverse as rehabilitation counseling, testing and measurement, and language
and literacy. It is home to the Iowa Testing Programs, developer of the widely
used Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; to the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank
International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development; and to such
top-ranked programs as Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Educational
Psychology, Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education, and
English Education and Literacy.