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Michael Darough, visiting assistant professor of art at Lycoming College, was recently honored with an invitation to participate in "Diversity in German Education 2012: A Professional Development Seminar for U.S. Teachers to Germany."
The seminar, administered by the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin, takes place from June 30-July 14 at the Univeristy of Tübingen. Participants will receive an overview of the German school and post-secondary education system in order to enrich their own educational work.
The seminar also discusses the changing educational structures in Germany and Europe and the resulting responses and opportunities for German schools, teachers and students. U.S. educators will share their teaching experiences with German colleagues, students and program partners. One emphasis will be on demographic changes and diversity in society and in the classroom. The seminar intends to contrast and compare these issues with structures and developments in the U.S.
Darough earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Arizona State University, and has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Memphis. He has exhibited his artwork in galleries and universities across the country.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.