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Dr. Santoshi Halder Will Visit Bluefield State College, October 13

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    Thursday, October 06 2011
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On October 13, Dr. Santoshi Halder of India, currently Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington, will share her professional expertise at Bluefield State College and Princeton Senior High School.

On Thursday, October 13, at 11 Bluefield State College’s Ned Shott Physical Education Building, Room 305, Dr. Halder will discuss “Disabilities in India: a developing world perspective and/or Accessibility issues with respect to people with disabilities for an inclusive community” in the  “Foundations of Education” class taught by Stephanie Musick, BSC adjunct instructor in education.

At 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, Dr. Halder will share her thoughts about “India, its people and its culture” with members of Princeton Senior High School’s Model UN and International Awareness Club.

Dr. Halder will enjoy a home stay with Dr. Robin Ware, Planner and Supervisor for BSC’s Off-Campus Sites.

Dr. Halder’s research focuses on environmental constraints on the physically challenged, the psycho-social variables of the orthopedically challenged women in West Bengal (eastern part of India), special education and educational technology, married women with disabilities, and information-seeking behavior of university students.

At the University of Calcutta, Dr. Halder teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on special education (Introduction to Special Education; Policies: Global perspective; Physically challenged; Learning Disability, Speech and Language impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Gifted, Autistic); Educational Psychology (Introduction to Psychology; Personality, Motivation, Intelligence, Learning; Child Development; Abnormal psychology; Mental Hygiene); Educational Technology (Introduction to Educational Technology; Micro Teaching, Communication and Instruction;     Models of Teaching, Programmed Instruction; Instructional Design, Instructional Strategies, Personalized System of Instruction; Computer Assisted Instruction); Educational Sociology (Culture and Education; Social Problems in India; Education of the minorities); and, Research Methodology (Tools and Techniques of Research).

Dr. Halder’s visit to Bluefield State College and Princeton Senior High School is funded by the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program which also relies on the willingness of host institutions of Fulbright Scholars in Residence to share their scholars with other U.S. institutions of higher education. The Fulbright Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, a subsidiary of the New York-based Institute for International Education.

This project has also received financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

BSC’s Office of International Initiatives is coordinating this activity in collaboration with BSC’s School of Education and Sherry Strow, Advisor to Princeton Senior High School’s Model UN and International Awareness Club. For information about this initiative, contact BSC’s Office of International Initiatives Coordinator Dr. Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi at or call (304) 327-4036.