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  • Locations: Exeter, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Masai Shakong
Sponsoring College:
College of Education
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Program Overview

This  is a residential  program based at the University of Exeter, England and focuses upon an international analysis of Special Education and Inclusion. This analysis will include an investigation into teacher education and schooling involving time in schools. Doctoral participants will enroll in a  selected topics course, International Analysis of Teacher Education and Schooling for Special Education and Inclusion in England, which will act as a cognate course. Masters students will enroll in an International Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction  course, which can be substituted for a Program of Study curriculum course.

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"The city of Exeter, with a population of about 122,000 is a student-friendly city which combines modern life with a sense of the past. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and modern shops mix easily with historic buildings, including the Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1133 and rebuilt in the late medieval period, the Guildhall is the oldest civic working building in the country, Mol's coffee house and the Ship Inn, both favorite haunts of Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Exeter is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the UK."

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Host Institution

The Forum Student Center
The Forum Student Center

"The University of Exeter had just 19 students in its first intake in 1840, it is now one of the UK's most popular and successful universities with 17,000 students, of which just over 12,000 are  undergraduates. Exeter is ranked in the Top 200 in the world in the 2010-11 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and has one of the highest National Student Survey rankings in the country, being in the top 10 since the survey began. Exeter has a lively, friendly and welcoming campus environment where there's always lots going on. Studying at Exeter is about more than getting an education, there is a wealth of opportunities open to students to develop personally as well as professionally."

For information on the Exeter City campuses:

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Academic Program and Course Information

Download the required course approval form here: CAF Spec. Ed & Schooling in England 201705

EEX 7911 - International Analysis of Teacher Education and Schooling for Special Education and Inclusion in England
(3  credits)

EEX 7911 - Discourse of an International Critical Issue for Students with Disabilities
3 credits)

EDG 6931 - International Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction
(3 credits)

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Phyllis Jones

Phyllis Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Phyllis Jones is an associate professor in the department of Teaching & Learning at the University of South Florida. Phyllis taught and was an administrator in schools in the UK for fifteen years before she became a faculty member in the College of Education at Northumbria University for five years. Her Masters is from Durham University, UK and her doctoral work was completed with Professor John Swain at Northumbria University, UK. She developed and teaches on the masters ASD and/or Severe Intellectual Disabilities program and Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program in the department.

She is author of Inclusion in the Early Years: Stories of good practice, co author of Collaborate Smart and lead editor of “A Pig Don't Get Fatter the More You Weigh It": Balancing assessment for the classroom, Leading for Inclusion, Creating Meaningful Inquiry in the Inclusive Classroom,Pushing the Boundaries: Developing Inclusive Practices through Integration of Insider Perspectives and co editor of The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. Phyllis is published widely in international journals related to inclusive practices, teacher learning for teachers of students with complex disabilities. She is editor of International Journal of Whole Schooling, sits of the editorial board of Disability & Society and is a regular reviewer for British Journal of Special Education, Journal of Child and Family Studies, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Journal of Teacher Education and International Review of Education. She was PI of SAGE (Successfully Accessing General Education) an OSEP grant that supports teachers to gain a Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Intellectual Disabilities, along with coursework for FLDOE endorsement in ASD and Severe Disabilities.

Phyllis was the first UK recipient of the joint AACTE/UCET travel grant that allowed her to travel around the USA to analyze professional learning for teachers of students with low incidence disabilities. She is also recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at USF. Phyllis currently enjoys a number of international research collaborations with the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.

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Program Costs

Program Cost $2100

Included in Program:
Beakfast included
A program of organized visits and excursions
Admission fees to museums and historical sites per the itinerary
On-site leadership of USF professor
Sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance

Not Inlcuded:
Passport fees
Round trip airfare
Meals (other than those specified) and personal spending

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Living Arrangements

Pennsylvania Court, University of Exeter
Pennsylvania Court is a modern residence located on the main University Streatham Campus. It is less than 1 mile from the City Centre and is approximately a 20 minute walk.  All bedrooms are ensuite and include a shower, toilet and wash basin as well as complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge and safe. All bedlinen and towels are also provided. Please note the bedrooms do not have televisions, however there is a communal area with a TV for guests to use.  All bedrooms are non smoking.

Website: Pennsylvania Court

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Who Can Participate?


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How and When to Pay

Please click here for further details regarding payment.

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Getting There


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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.

Please click here for more detailed information.

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Safety & Health

Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding

Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.

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Special Terms

Students should carefully review the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.

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Contacts for More Information

Faculty Director
Dr. Phyllis Jones

Program Administrator
Masai Shakong

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This program is currently not accepting applications.