Baylor Professor to Co-Direct Fulbright Project in China

March 27, 1997

A team of 16 U.S. Fulbright scholars, including Dr. James L. Williamson, The Fred Hale Professor of Education and acting dean of Baylor University's School of Education, will visit China and Hong Kong from June 16 to July 15 as part of the Fulbright-Hayes Study Abroad Project to China funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

"Our mission is to develop curriculum on the modernization of China for use in American middle schools," Williamson said.

Williamson, along with Dr. John Carter of Indiana State University and Dr. William Dorrill of Longwood College in Virginia, will co-direct the team of Fulbright scholars, which plans to collect data and meet with Chinese scholars in Beijing, Xian, Kunming, Yangtze River and Hong Kong.

The group includes university faculty, public school teachers, curriculum and technology experts and curriculum developers.

Individuals selected for Baylor's team include Dr. James Manness, director of instructional technology for the Killeen Independent School District; Laurie A. Winfield, education specialist in the Division of Student Assessment in the Texas Education Agency in Austin; and Janet D. McAdoo, sixth grade world history and reading teacher at Midway Intermediate School. Robert Fix, history teacher at La Vega High School, has been chosen as an alternate.

Williamson and the other team directors will begin activities April 3-6 with an orientation session at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

For more information, contact Williamson at 755-3111.

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