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Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program

The DA Program is one of the flagship international educational exchange programs supported by the U.S. government. It brings outstanding international educators to the United States (U.S.) for a semester-long program to pursue individual or group projects, take courses for professional development at a U.S. host university, and observe and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues.

The DA Program has provided our educators with good exposure and understanding of teaching and learning practices in overseas institutions and schools, and has allowed them to more deeply appreciate the strengths and areas of relative weakness of our education system as they engage in professional networked learning and dialogue with educators from the U.S. and from other participating countries.

Participating countries:

Bangladesh • Botswana • Brazil • Finland • Greece • India • Indonesia • Israel • Kenya • Mexico • Morocco • New Zealand • Philippines • Senegal • Singapore • Taiwan • Uganda • United Kingdom

Educators who return from the DA Program in the U.S. will share their learning at national platforms like the Teachers’ Conference, and will get to work with the related Master Teachers to explore how their learning can be extended to the teaching fraternity.  In years when there is no Teachers’ Conference, AST organises an Inquiry Project Sharing session during which the DA recipients come together to engage in professional dialogue with our teachers on the implications of the learning from the DA Program against our local educational context.