Jessica Caron.

Future Leaders Underprivileged Children's Center

Project Description

Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient

“Being in Ghana and a part of this developing school highlighted exactly what a school’s function is and what it needs to succeed.”

My goals for this internship were to acquire a deeper understanding of another educational system and to get hands on teaching experience, both of which I accomplished. The tasks I completed included weekly one-on-one meetings with Kirstie (the educational coordinator), writing lesson plans and daily notes for and about class, creating a personal learning plan for two academically behind students, attending staff meetings, acting as one-on-one tutor for nursery students, teaching phonics to groups from the intervention classroom, leading afternoon school, and teaching math and English to class 2 (ages 9-13).

I had many conversations on the philosophies of education and differences between a Westernized and Ghanaian education system. Being in Ghana and a part of this developing school highlighted exactly what a school’s function is and what it needs to succeed.

Project Details

  • Date September 1, 2012
  • Tags 2012, Africa, Education, Preston, Social Service

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