M.A., International Education
Regional and Thematic Interests
Literature and the Arts
Catherine Higbee Ishida is Japan and Korea Projects Coordinator and NCTA Senior Staff Associate at the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a BA in Japanese language and literature with a certificate in East Asian Civilizations and an MA in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Maryland College Park. Her research and teaching focus on the integration of literature and social studies education and transcultural and transnational approaches to area studies. At TEA, Ishida teaches and administers professional development courses, study tours, and institutes for elementary and secondary teachers on such topics as Texts and Contexts: Japan through Children’s Literature, Cultural Encounters: Japan in World History, and Korea in the Modern World. She is an author and the chief editor of the online curriculum, Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children’s Literature.
Cultural Encounters: Teaching Japan in World History online curriculum http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/curriculum/ce/