Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Josephine Barry Davis

Second Advisor

Elizabeth Amidon

Third Advisor

Beth Yerrick


During the months of May and June of 2002,1 studied abroad in Tourrette- Levens, France, through a pre-internship program. The intention of this experience was to gain global experience in my major in elementary education, (with a specialization in early childhood), at Western Michigan University. During my time in the Tourrette- Levens Ecole Primaire and Ecole Maternelle, I kept a journal of my observations of and experiences in the French school system. The following is a reflection on the school systems in both the United States and France through personal analysis and research.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only