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ECC Instructor Will Study in Russia


ECC instructor Ann Kent will spend 12 days this summer on a study trip to Russia.

Ann Kent, developmental studies program chair at Edgecombe Community College, is heading to Russia in June through the 2011 Study Visit to Russia, a World View program.

World View is an international program for educators at UNC-Chapel Hill. ECC is sponsoring Kent’s participation in the study visit.

The study visit will take place June 20-July 2. The goal of the trip is to help key educators become leaders for global education by looking beyond the borders of North Carolina and experiencing a culture, a country, and people different from their everyday lives.

Kent says she “has always been interested in Russia. As a child, I grew up during the Cold War. Russia and America were the two most influential countries in the 20th century. I remember competition between America and Russia, the space race and military power. I am so fortunate to be able to experience a culture that has often been misunderstood.”

She will integrate her experiences in the developmental studies program and will help other ECC faculty incorporate global education in their curricula.

Kent has been an instructor at Edgecombe Community College since 1980. She has served on the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education since 1994.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in intermediate education, a master’s degree in reading education, a specialist degree in reading education and learning disabilities, and a reading “AG” certificate, all from East Carolina University.