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Many of us often have the qualities and knowledge , we even familiar with Canadian society and surely can contribute to the Canadian economy after 4 years of studies and graduated in Canada.

Now the good news to share is that you can make a successful transition from temporary to permanent residence. You should have knowledge of English or French and qualifying work experience.

Applying to stay in Canada permanently in your case is simple. You can do this under the Canadian Experience Class. Check out all the guides, information and forms you need to apply here at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/index.asp

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The University of Iowa College of Education may soon offer a shorter, three-week program to education majors who would like to fulfill their student-teaching requirement abroad.

Margaret Crocco, the dean of the education school, said the standard study-abroad program offered to education majors is seven or eight weeks long — roughly half of the 15-week student-teaching period required. She has recently looked into creating a shorter program because the eight-week commitment is a long period of time and quite costly.

“We want to see if there is a way if we might create a shorter term of student teaching or observing in the classroom that would be available in May or June as little as three weeks,” Crocco said. “We think it is so important — we want to give people a taste of teaching and living overseas.”

Spending some time teaching abroad is beneficial for education majors, Crocco said. Sixty-five students in the college have studied abroad as part of their student-teaching requirement in the last five years.

“It’s not common that those numbers are small, because we place a couple hundred people in student teaching each year,” she said. “We’d like to see more people get involved.”

Mary Heath, a UI Office of Education Services official, said students who teach abroad pay a full semester’s tuition. The cost last year for in-state residents was $4,028, $12,139 for nonresidents.

Jennifer O’Hare, a recent graduate from the UI elementary-education program, volunteered at an elementary school in Costa Rica for a few weeks one summer but has never officially studied abroad through the university.

“I think that the more teaching experience that varies from one another, the better,” she said. “You will be more prepared when thrown into a new teaching position where the environment may not be familiar.”

Crocco said students generally focus on English-speaking countries, and the school has had students teach in Ireland, England, New Zealand, and Australia. However, small number of people have taught in countries with different native languages, including Spain and Switzerland.

“We’re placing people in local public schools, so they need to speak the public language,” she said.

Based on the feedback from both students and employers, Crocco said, when students put studying abroad on their résumé she feels it’s an enhancement to a job application.

“Students who go to another country and teach effectively must be independent, mature people,” she said.

A study-abroad expert at Michigan State University agreed with Crocco, noting experience matters when applying for a job.

“The words ‘study abroad’ on a résumé alone does not help a student get a job,” said Linda Gross, an associate director of career services at Michigan State. “What matters is the experience and the skills [they learned while abroad].”

Gross has worked with education majors who have studied abroad at Michigan State University through workshops where she teaches them how to “unpack” their study-abroad experience. A lot of students do not feel what they learned in another country is relevant in America schools, she said.

“One of my favorite questions to ask them is ‘how would you bring your study-abroad experience into the classroom [in America]?’ ” she said. “It’s not necessarily going to get them the job alone, it’s really how they talk about their entire preparation.”

source by AMY SKARNULIS, The Daily Iowan

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DETROIT, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — High-quality early education programs are vital to future economic growth and maintaining a highly skilled workforce.  Support and investments at the national, state, and local levels for early education programs must continue to be a priority despite the downturn in the economy.  CEOs and prominent business leaders must assume a more active role in advocating for early education programs.

Those are the main recommendations announced today in Detroit with the release of Unfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education is Critical to Business and America’s Future, a new report from the Committee of Economic Development (CED), a Washington D.C.-based, business-led national policy group.

CED President Charles Kolb joined James Rohr, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Carl Camden, Kelly Services Inc. president and CEO at an event to discuss “Unfinished Business” and the need for business leaders’ engagement and commitment.

“Detroit is a city on the rise where many of our nation’s top business leaders are positioning their companies for new growth,” said CED President Charles Kolb. “In Detroit and across the state of Michigan, the next generation of workforce needs to be well-educated and poised to compete globally for jobs in their own state.  Early childhood education is what will give them that competitive edge.  It is essential to the prosperity and future of this state and the nation to have policymakers and business leaders engaged in this initiative and to put early childhood education on their agenda.”

Key findings in “Unfinished Business” include:

  • Global competition and a growing achievement gap have brought America to an economic and educational crossroads.  As the need for unskilled labor falls, the demand for a more educationally prepared workforce rises.
  • Investing in early learning and development is the best foundation for human capital.  Learning is cumulative.  Quality child care plus quality early learning sets students on the road to success as they progress through the grades.
  • Child Care and early education play a critical role in our national economy.  Local spending on the care and education of young children has been shown to strengthen families, communities, and economic development.
  • Other countries are well ahead of the United States in early learning and development.  The United States spends a smaller percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on the critical stages of early learning than other developed nations.

“As a nation, we have no greater moral imperative than to ensure that all of our children have access to quality early childhood education programming,” said PNC’s Rohr who is also a CED Trustee.  “Children who arrive at school ready to learn are more likely to graduate high school, go on to college, secure sound employment, contribute to the economy, and help to stabilize families and their communities.  We all have a stake in preparing our children for their future, and this report is less a collection of data and more a call to action for leaders from the public and private sectors to get involved and invested in that effort.”

PNC is a private-sector leader in supporting early childhood education.  It created PNC Grow Up Great,  a bilingual, $350 million, multi-year initiative designed to help prepare children – particularly underserved children – from birth to age five for success in school and life.

In its report, CED calls for a national strategy to ensure that all children have access to high-quality child care and early education from birth to third grade that promotes their learning and development while strengthening and engaging families in their children’s education.

“Unfinished Business” challenges business leadership to do more towards ensuring opportunity for every child in America.  For more than a decade, CED has engaged business leaders to work to expand quality early education in this country.

CEOs can, for example:

  • Use their power and influence to keep early childhood at the forefront of all decisions at the community, state and national levels.
  • Ask elected officials to support significant increased investment in early childhood.
  • Voice support of early education with peers, at public events, and through the media.
  • Invest at least 1 percent of corporate profits in public/private partnerships that support early childhood in your community or state.
  • Make their company policies more family-friendly and educate employees about the importance of early childhood.

“Early education is the first building block of a good education.  I believe that American companies and business leaders must step up and ensure that we continue to expand and improve early education programs.  The CED report is a call to action for business leaders and a research-based blueprint for getting our children off on the right foot in their education,” said CED President Charles Kolb.

For a link to Unfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education is Critical to Business and America’s Future, go to CED’s website at http://www.ced.org/programs/early-childhood-education.

For more on CED’s business-led effort to increase early education opportunities for all American children, visit CED online at www.ced.org

CED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of more than 200 business leaders and university presidents. Since 1942, its research and policy programs have addressed many of the nation’s most pressing economic and social issues, including education reform, workforce competitiveness, campaign finance, health care, and global trade and finance. CED promotes policies to produce increased productivity and living standards, greater and more equal opportunity for every citizen, and an improved quality of life for all. www.ced.org.

Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1g3sR)

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Check out what Hilary Clinton said about studying abroad.

Studying abroad not only expand your world view of colourful cultures but also allows ( force) you to grow in experince.

Grab any opportunity that you have and sign up for a Study Abroad Course!

 

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