Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type




First Reader

Dr. Kathy Collins

Second Reader

Dr. Rachel Pool

Third Reader

Professor Margaret Reed


During my time of studying to be an early childhood education teacher at Ouachita Baptist University, I felt a calling to explore and become immersed in another culture. I had never been out of the country before, and I believed that in order to become a well-rounded teacher, I needed to learn how other countries' teachers taught their children. I chose to study abroad in Liverpool, England, at Liverpool Hope University. I took several classes at the university, but one of the most impactful things that I did while I was in England was observing in St. Leo's and Southmead Catholic Primary School, located in Whiston. This school serves students from ages 3-11, which is nursery through Year 6. This is typical for primary schools in England.



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