Indiana University School of Education has won a 2011 Innovation Award
The Indiana University School of Education has won a 2011 Innovation Award from the University Design Consortium, an organization founded to challenge public universities around the world to develop innovative strategies to address complex 21st century issues. The University Design Consortium is a project of Arizona State University and Sichuan University in China.
The School of Education was recognized for its Cultural Immersion Projects, which place student teachers in 15 countries, the Navajo Nation and Chicago Public Schools. Since the programs began in 1972, nearly 4,000 pre-service educators have gained professional experience in foreign, Native American and urban schools while gaining insight into the experiences of those in different cultures.