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NCTA Programs in Asia and Summer Institutes

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Summer Study Tours and Institutes

Teachers who have taken part in an NCTA seminar sponsored by TEA or other NCTA partner sites are eligible to apply to NCTA study tours and summer institutes.


2015 NCTA Alumni National Study Tours

In 2015, NCTA offered four study tours to East Asia. “Extending the Message of Peace Education from Japan to the United States,” sponsored by NCTA at the Five College Center for East Asian Studies engaged 10 NCTA teacher alumni in a two-week program to learn about peace education in Japan and to develop implementation strategies for use in their classrooms. The NCTA site at Columbia University sponsored two study tours to China and Japan. And the NCTA site at the University of Pittsburgh sponsored a two-week program in China.

2016 NCTA Alumni National Study Tours

For summer 2016, NCTA anticipates offering 3-4 study tours open to NCTA teacher alumni nationwide. Please check back in December and January for information on 2016 study tours.

NCTA Summer Institutes

2016 Summer Institutes
For 2016, TEA plans one or two summer institutes, to take place in July on the University of Colorado campus. Please check back in December 2015 for institute information and application.

2015 Summer Institutes

Each year, NCTA sponsors several national summer enrichment programs, offered as residential programs on NCTA national coordinating site campuses.

Citizens, Society, & State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China, July 27-31, 2015. Open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide, this 4-day institute on the CU-Boulder campus examined the rapidly changing social and political dynamics of contemporary China. Working with specialists, participants will learn about the diverse issues and evolutions affecting Chinese society, including economic development, social welfare, government reform, and the growing role of citizens.

Korea's Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 13-17, 2015. In this 4-day residential summer institute, secondary teachers considered modern and contemporary South Korea's distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design). Participants worked with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom.