“GEPFP and the UK study tour provided me a valuable learning opportunity. The experience allowed me to look at education in a new light, see different perspectives, and mostly energized my commitment to education.”
Julie Corbett, President, Corbett Education Consulting, LLC
“The GEPFP experience served as the perfect second bookend to my 45-year career in education policy. The 2011 GEPFP study tour to China was as deeply focused on policy issues in their context as my experience in the IEL’s Washington Interns in Education in 1970-71 (WIE evolved into the Education Policy Fellowship Program). I encourage anyone who can find the time and resources to support joining this program to do so.”
Dr. Michael Kane, President, MKane, LLC
“The GEPFP program provided an opportunity for me to better understand the impact of policy on education. It also gave me the occasion to reflect on best practices from a global perspective.”
Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Director of Special, Remedial, and Assessment Services & CIO, Haldane Central School District
Through GEPFP, Senior Fellows:
- Become aware of the approaches that developed and developing countries are taking to ensure their education systems are preparing young people for a globally competitive economy;
- Develop a perspective of the United States’ efforts to ensure its schools are globally competitive;
- Observe first hand and engage with policymakers shaping the school reform efforts abroad; and,
- Build networking relationships with influential policymakers abroad, as well as grow a network of professionals working in the global education policy arena.
The GEPFP experience consists of monthly two-hour online seminars focused on providing context and deep understanding of global policies and issues, an international study tour, a capstone multi-day Washington Policy Seminar, and an [optional] policy analysis on some facet of a select nation’s education policy initiative and its implications on the United States and/or the organization that sponsors the GEPFP experience.
GEPFP is a continuous effort led by leading experts in global education, Dr. Bob Monson and Dan Schultz, who bring decades of experience in international development and study abroad programs.