Ernesto Acosta

Bio statement

This is my second semester in the PhD program in Planning, Governance, and Globalization.  I am specializing in transportation and environmental planning.  My objective is to work in an environmentally focused field, after graduate school. I currently live in Arlington, VA.

Teacher Training

This trip broadened my knowledge about educational opportunities for working professionals. I am familiar with the practice of working during the day and attending evening classes. However, a different approach was presented at one of the institutions visited. Students can work four days a week and attend class one day a week.

Another interesting approach is that half of the teachers are professionals. This is important because I believe professional experience enhances teaching.  However, it was communicated that successful professionals may not be successful at teaching. This highlights the importance of teacher training (education). It can help working professionals develop the skills necessary to become successful teachers.

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