George Fox professor chosen as Fulbright Scholar to Denmark

Becky Addleman

Becky Addleman will teach future educators at school in Copenhagen in 2013-14

George Fox University will send a Fulbright Scholar to Denmark during the 2013-14 academic year to work with international students and collaborate with educators in the Department of Teacher Education at Blaagaard/KDAS, a teachers training college in Copenhagen.

Becky Addleman, a teacher in George Fox’s master of arts in teaching program for the past seven years, was chosen based on her work in the field of internationalizing teacher education through the school’s MAT international practicum.

Addleman received word that she was chosen to “help fulfill the principal purpose of the Fulbright Program – to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of the more than 150 counties that currently participate in the Fulbright Program,” according to the Fulbright organization.

Addleman applied for a Fulbright award focused on teacher education, specifically innovative teaching methods and problem-solving educational challenges in cross-cultural groups.

'Incredible privilege'

“I’m thrilled to be selected – what an incredible privilege,” Addleman said. “‘Daunting’ is another descriptor that has come to mind since receiving the news, but it is always replaced with a sense of peace: God will equip me to follow his lead.”

Addleman’s passion is equipping future teachers with the skills to create engaging and authentic learning environments for learners. She looks forward to pursuing that goal in an international setting.

“The exchange of ideas surrounding innovative instruction and globalization will benefit both our universities,” she said. “I look forward to the innovative curriculum and instruction approaches that I will experience in Denmark’s educational settings – particularly their use of differentiated teaching and cooperative skills to shape educated citizens.”

Addleman is scheduled for a sabbatical at George Fox in the coming year. She will spend the second half of that sabbatical in Denmark as a visiting professor.

At George Fox, she serves as a cohort leader and teaches action research, curriculum, instruction, and reading endorsement courses. Prior to working at George Fox, her classroom experience focused on language arts and music education in Michigan public schools and internationally in Vienna, Austria.

Addleman earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Seattle Pacific University and a master’s in education from the University of New England. Her bachelor’s degree was in music education and English from Cornerstone University.

About Fulbright

Addleman is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-2014.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.