Two teachers from the People's Republic of China will spend a month in Amherst next spring observing classes at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School.
Paul T. Wietig, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Amherst schools, said the purpose of the teachers' visit is to learn about American culture and educational practices.
Wietig said the two are from southwestern China, where one teaches mathematics and the other teaches English and language arts. Besides observing the Windermere program, they will be taking classes at the University at Buffalo.
The Chinese government will pay for the visit, which is sponsored by the Institute for International Cultural Exchange, an organization based in Western New York. Later, Amherst teachers will be given the opportunity to visit China.