C-SC professor selected for international literacy delegation
Monday, July 11, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College Associate Professor of Education Dr. Terry Sherer has been invited to join the International Reading Association’s Language and Literacy Education Delegation to Russia. The delegation will travel to Russian in November 2011.
The preliminary mission statement and direction for the delegation have been defined initially by Dr. Patricia Edwards, 2010-2011 president of the IRA, and the planning team in Russia. Initial topics of discussion will include the education of children in Russia; children and adult literacy/illiteracy in Russia; health, family, global, and community literacy; pre-school, early emergent, and adolescent literacy; and technology and information literacy.
Dr. Sherer has had a long career as teacher and administrator during which he has consistently focused on individual student literacy growth, building writing skills, family literacy and motivating adolescent readers. He is 2011-2012 President-Elect of the Missouri Reading Council, an active Rotarian and recipient of the 2004 Tubbs Humanitarian Award as well as other teaching and community involvement recognition that includes advising a U.S. Army Battalion in Afghanistan as they pursue establishing a
school in Dari Province and advising Sudan Sunrise as they establish a school in Turalei, a statewide effort by the Missouri Reading Council.
People-to-People International Ambassador Programs provide exchange opportunities to today’s professionals. Founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a vehicle to expand international relations beyond the structure of government agencies, People-to-People is a nonpolitical, private-sector organization dedicated to promoting international peace and understanding. People to People Citizen Ambassadors have unmatched access to the professionals in Russia, as well as meaningful explorations of the region’s history and culture. Face-to-face meetings and interactions with Russian counterparts yield immediate professional applications and personal insights for delegates as well as produce long-term collaborations.
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