Ball State, Indian University Partnering to Support Afghan Teachers

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Ball State University has announced a collaboration with a school in India involving skills development for teachers in Afghanistan. The partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University is funded through a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The Afghan Faculty Forum for Enrichment, Collaboration and Training or AFFECT initiative is part of the Regional Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program.

Principal investigator David Roof says "the joint training of teachers from Afghanistan between Ball State and JGU is expected to make a valuable contribution to nation-building of a strategically important country for the United States and India that is facing severe challenges of armed conflict and instability. The AFFECT program will also enhance academic cooperation between the U.S. and India, two democratic partner countries which share common goals and aspirations."

Ball State says participants will be part of an "innovative, interactive forum" that involves course development, student engagement, student-centered teaching, curriculum development and English instruction.

The Ball State project team includes Center for International Development Project Director Jan Miller, educational studies professor Jill Bradley-Levine, Miller College of Business Associate Dean Sushil Sharma and Assistant Provost For Global Initiatives Mary Theresa Seig.

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