In U.S. Teacher Exchange Programme for ESD, 47 Japanese teachers comprised of 12 elementary school, 17 junior high school and 16 high school teachers made a study tour to United States for 2 weeks from late April to early May 2010.
The teachers first participated in plenary meeting in Washington D. C., and then they were divided into 3 groups and visited New Haven, Connecticut, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Portland, Oregon respectively. Through visits to schools and ESD related institutes and sites in the host cities, they successfully shared experiences and expertise with their counterparts.
After group visits, they assembled again in San Francisco for a joint meeting with U. S. educators who will be visiting Japan in June-July and attended lectures and participated in discussions with fruitful results.