Zhytomyr State Pedagogical University
by Sally Jackson
Higher Education in the Ukraine
Sally Jackson spent six weeks in Zhytomyr, Ukraine interning at the Zhytomyr State Pedagogical University. She assisted with developing a civic education center (identifying resources, space layout, creating posters, etc.) and organizing a public school teachers' summer institute on using civic education to develop writing skills, in which she also taught two sessions.
Sally lived with a local assistant principal and her mother and daughter. This allowed her to experience the typical daily routine, including shopping at the open-air markets.
Members of the department took Sally on several trips around the area, including a day long visit to Kiev with a local historian, a visit to the multiple cultural and industrial museums, and the homes of famous writers and astronauts/rocket engineers.