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Release Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 11:10 AM
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Howard Professor Selected for Fulbright Award in India

Helen Bond

Professor Helen Bond

WASHINGTON (Aug. 11) – Helen Bond, Ph.D, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, is the recipient of the 2012 Fulbright-Nehru teaching-research award and will travel to India in January.

While in India, Bond will be teaching and conducting research in the Gandhi Teacher Training Institute at the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education. Mohandas Gandhi, who led India to independence and pioneered the tactic of nonviolent civil disobence that inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world, laid the foundation stone of the Vidyalaya in 1934. Since then, the institution has grown into a comprehensive educational complex with nearly 4,000 students.

At Howard, Bond studies peace education and teaches courses in pedagogy, multicultural education and technology. Her research in India will focus primarily on Gandhi’s principles and how his teachings can be used to train instructors to be more socially conscious of the economic structure.

“Teachers have a great capacity to bring about change,” Bond said. “This honor contributes to the international footprint of the School of Education and the Howard University community as a whole. I am honored to represent it.”

Under an agreement between the United States and India, the Fulbright Awards in India are now titled Fulbright-Nehru Awards.

About the Fulbright-Nehru Award:
India is the largest Fulbright program for American scholars and professionals---over 75 awards each year. Awards may be in any academic, artistic or professional field, and range in duration from four to nine months. With almost 350 universities and over 17,000 colleges, India supports one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education institutions in the world. Its higher education institutions include some of the world’s best in science and technology. Teaching is in English and at the undergraduate or graduate level.

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