UNH Professor Receives Fulbright
to Study in Morocco
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
April 27, 2004
DURHAM, N.H.— Judy Sharkey, assistant professor of education
at the University of New Hampshire, has been selected for the Fulbright-Hays
Seminar Abroad Program in Morocco for the summer of 2004.
Created under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays)
Act of 1961, the program provides opportunities for educators and
administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development
in fields related to humanities, languages and area studies to receive
an introductory cultural orientation to a particular country.
The six-week Moroccan seminar, “The Triumphs and Challenges
of Women in Morocco,” will focus on the changing role and
status of women in Morocco. Participants will have an intensive
language (Arabic) and cultural orientation to prepare them for three
weeks of travel around the country, which includes the country's
complex linguistic situation, the evolving multi-party political
system, the legal and cultural ramifications of Islam, and educational
Sharkey has been at UNH since 2001. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum
and instruction with an emphasis in bilingual/multicultural education
from The Pennsylvania State University. While in Morocco she hopes
to focus on second language literacy, specifically how Moroccan
children learn to read and write in schools, and Islamic feminism.
These projects are related to her research in the language and literacy
experiences and processes of English language learners in public
schools in the United States.