Through a collaboration with graduate researchers from the University of Maryland and George Washington University, and with the support of TAICEP, AACRAO participated in the Academic Explorations Program to research Cuban educational practices. Hundreds of U.S. and international professionals and students have participated in the program since the founding of the exchange in 1994. For AACRAO, this was a unique opportunity to collaborate with Cuban
educators to learn about Cuban educational practices and the complex, global issues of contemporary education. Using a shared funding model and a competitive application process, AACRAO selected a research team to travel to Cuba for an intensive week
Trip participants were also part of a year-long comparative international education project culminating in the production of a publication on the Cuban education system, an update of the AACRAO EDGE profile, the creation of presentations on various aspects
of the Cuban education system for delivery at conferences and via webinars, and this white paper.