NCTA-TEA 2011 Summer Institute, "21st-Century China: Global Issues, Classroom Applications"


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The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) at the University of Colorado invite applications to a 2011 summer institute, “21st-Century China: Global Issues, Classroom Applications.”

The institute is open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide and is also designed as a national enrichment program for alumni of NCTA seminars. The residential program runs from July 17-22, 2011 on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. The institute will focus on China’s role in the world through examination of key domestic and international issues and global relationships. The institute offers teachers a unique opportunity to consider these issues with specialists—including academics, policymakers, and journalists--who will share diverse perspectives on contemporary China. Among the questions that frame the 2011 institute are the following.

• What domestic policies fuel China’s growing global role?
• What responsibilities will China shoulder to protect global resources?
• What are the global repercussions of China’s economic reach into Asia and Africa?
• What are the present and future of the U.S.-China relationship?
• How and what should we teach to foster greater understanding of China?

Teachers will be selected for the program on a rolling-admission basis from January 20-March 4, 2011. All costs of the residential program are covered by a grant from the Freeman Foundation and teachers receive a travel and living expense stipend. For additional information contact jon.zeljo@colorado.edu for information or access the application packet at the TEA website at: http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/programs/downloads/2011SummerInstAppfill...

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