OK, I never taught in schools, but: I did spend my 3rd year at college
as a student in Wales (I'm from Denmark). I've also lived in Scotland
(grad school). And now I'm in London (which is _way_ expensive,
something she should definitely consider).
I have quite a few UK friends who went on to do teaching degrees and did
training in various schools around the UK. They liked the support etc
In Scotland I also had lots of student friends from the US who were
there for a year studying.
Personally I think travelling like that (I know, it is work, not really
"travel", you know what I mean) is great. Spend some time somewhere, got
to know the locals. For her it would also give the benefit of getting to
know something of another education system (surely that would be good too).
Of course, for a weekend in London I could offer her, you or both of you
a bed 30 min from the City centre :-)
If you tells us what kind of music teaching she does, that might help
some too. I have a relative south of London who's a music teacher. She
works for the county and travels to different schools to give flute
lessons to small groups. I'd be happy to ask her some more specific
questions, if you'd like (but probably you don't know at this point either).
Hanne in London
> DD who is a senior music education major called home last night all e***d
> over the prospect of doing part of her student teaching next fall out of the
> US. She said she wanted to put in a request for England, Scotland or
> Ireland. Have any of you had children who did this? Have any of you in
> those countries had student teachers from the U.S. in your schools? What
> were your impressions of this experience? Of course in the back of my mind
> I'm thinking.....I know some quilters in those countries who could keep an
> eye on her! Or I could come visit her AND meet some online friends!
> Hummmmmmm. I think she was surprised when I didn't look at her and
> say....are you kidding??
> When she was in high school she went on a three week tour with a very large
> concert band from the state that traveled through several European countries
> and she's been trying to get back ever since. This might be a good way to
> do it.
> I'll be interested to hear what you all think.
> remove "nospam-" before mchsi