The University of Iowa

Teachers from India learn in Iowa City

September 15th, 2011


A group of teachers from India are in Iowa City getting an education of their own.

The group of about 20 toured schools in the Iowa City district and attended lectures at the University of Iowa. The visit is an opportunity to showcase the University to people in another country.

Indian officials hope to pick up on things the United States education system does well, and implement those ideas into their curriculum.

Systems of education and curriculum might be different, but when it comes down to basics, kids have the same hearts, the same minds, and the same feelings. We’re here to see what works here and if that can work with our kids there,” said Manju Arif from Bangalore, India.

One of the things the educators hope to take back to India is a stronger emphasis on music and the arts.