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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 study tours open to NCTA teacher alumni nationwide. Please check back in late December and January for information on 2016 study tours.

NCTA Summer Institutes

2016 Summer Institutes

For 2016, TEA is offering two NCTA residential summer institutes on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. These summer institutes are offered as enrichment programs for NCTA teacher alumni and also qualify as 30-hour seminars for those new to NCTA, thus fulfilling the prerequisite for applying for future NCTA study tours to East Asia.

Japan’s Olympic Challenges: 20th-Century Legacies, 21st-Century Aspirations. July 10-15, 2016. Open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide, this five-day institute explores the impact of enduring issues on contemporary Japanese society, government, global and intra-Asian relations as Japan prepares to present itself as a 2st century leader at the 2020 Olympics. Flyer and application packet available December 15, 2015.

Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 24-28, 2016. In this four-day institute, secondary teachers will consider modern and contemporary South Korea’s history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, design). Participants will work with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching. Flyer and application packet available December 15, 2015.