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The Visiting Practitioners Program

Research, Practice, and Reflection in Action
This is an exciting opportunity to take a comprehensive look at
community change programs at the local, state, national, and
international levels. Join us at Education Development Center,
Inc. (EDC) to examine the multiplicity of ways to impact and foster
change within communities. Expand your knowledge of the breadth of
resources accessible to you. Learn how to be a better catalyst for
change within your community and find the voice that suits you

Program Description
The overall objective of this program is to help professionals learn,
grow, and develop to be more effective leaders within their community.
It provides an outstanding professional development opportunity for
field practitioners who are well established in their career paths.
Applicants may represent a variety of technical and professional
disciplines such as education, health care, science, psychology,
mathematics, criminal justice, and social work.

Practitioners Will
- Enjoy exciting research and development experiences with leaders in
their field.
- Engage in creative exchange of ideas between practitioners and
- Learn, grow, and develop to be more effective as leaders within
their communities.
- Become part of EDC's diverse pool of consultants, advisors, and
prospective recruits.
- Receive a housing and travel subsidy.

Elements of the Program
- Opportunities to network, share information, and build relationships
- Attend a dynamic series of seminars
- Provide critical review of EDC's work

This program will begin July 20, 1998 and end August 14, 1998. It is
expected that the length of a practitioner's visit will be two weeks.

Eligibility Requirements
This initiative is open to applicants currently practicing in diverse
urban and rural communities and/or with poor populations. This program
is aimed at professionals with expertise in the area of education,
science, mathematics, health care, counseling, technology, criminal
justice, or civil service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or
permanent residents.

Application Requirements
Cover letter
Explain your reason(s) for wanting to participate in this program.
Detail your related interests and skills. Include your activities
relating to diversity and/or your membership in organizations
that support and promote diversity.
Note: If you are a finalist, you will be interviewed by telephone
sometime before May 29, 1998. In your cover letter, please
include how and where you can be reached during this time.

If possible, include a phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

Two letters of support
Both letters must describe your 1) contribution toward improving
practice at your school or
agency and 2) demonstrated ability to help others. At least one
recommendation must be from
an organization whose work and mission serve a diverse and
multicultural community.

Due Date for Application Materials
Application deadline is May 15, 1998. Materials received after May
15, 1998 will not be accepted. Faxes will be accepted until noon
(EST) on May 15, 1998. Faxes received after this time will NOT be accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Contact Us
Please direct any inquiries and all application materials to:
Melissa Patrick
Program Coordinator
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02158-1060

Toll-free: 1.800.225.4276
In Mass.: 1.617.969.7100
Fax number: 1.617.969.5979
TDD number: 1.617.964.5448
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Reminder: Faxed applications will be accepted until noon (EST) on May
15, 1998.

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