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Feature The Toyota International Teacher Program was featured at IIE’s Gala 2006, where Toyota was presented with IIE’s Opening Minds Corporate Award. At the Gala, teachers who participated in Toyota programs shared their experiences with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. executives and IIE staff members. Pictured here are Nancy Overholt (IIE), Eric Walters (teacher), Linda Maier (teacher), Rhonda Glasscock (Toyota), Joshua Beatty (IIE), Daniel Jerome (teacher), and JL Armstrong (Toyota). Toyota and IIE Opening Minds to the World Toyota Shares IIE’s Commitment to Opening Minds TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., Inc., the U.S. sales and marketing arm of Toyota, received the IIE 2006 “Opening Minds Corporate Leadership” award for the Toyota International Teacher Program. This program is a unique, all-expenses-paid opportunity for U.S. teachers to expand global perspectives in their classrooms and communities through short-term, professional development study visits to Japan, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. According to TMS Group Vice President Irving Miller, this is not a typical award for Toyota. “We frequently win awards for our products and hitting sales goals, and we take great pride in them. Not because we want to amass awards or bragging rights, but they represent quality, and achievement, and satisfaction. Our community initiatives are viewed through a different lens, though. We support these programs because they meet a need in society that resonates with Toyota principles and values. So we are extremely honored to receive this award. It validates the importance of the program.” The Toyota International Teacher Program was developed in 1998 in response to management’s understanding that the In 2005, Toyota USA contributed $41 million to U.S. philanthropic initiatives with a majority supporting education. Programs include Toyota TAPESTRY, the largest grant program of its kind for science teachers, that awards $550,000 in grants each year; and Toyota Community Scholars, which annually awards $1 million in scholarships based on academics and community service. For more information, visit www.toyota.com/about/community. http://www.toyota.com/about/community

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2007

IIE Networker - Spring 2007
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Best Practices in International Education: Andrew Heiskell Awards 2007
In-Country Consortia: Rethinking Collaboration in Education Abroad
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series: A Conversation with President John B. Simpson, State University of New York at Buffalo
Higher Education in Pakistan: A Silent Revolution
Opening Minds to the World: Toyota and IIE
Dual Degree Programs
South Africa–USA Partnership
Faculty View
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Spring 2007