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Summer Workshop for Social Studies Teachers at UMASS Dartmouth

The Center for Indic Studies, UMASS-Dartmouth is sponsoring a teacher workshop this summer on Dharmic traditions, which include Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

This summer training program for teachers to be held at UMass Dartmouth will be offered two times in July. Participants may attend one of the two five-day workshops- Session I: July 18-22 or Session II: July 25-29.

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Teachers selected for the Uberoi Foundation Fellowship can choose to receive either 3-graduate credits or a $500 stipend for the five-day session. Applicants will also be provided with curriculum materials and an honorary certificate from the Uberoi Foundation Fellowship. Local housing will be made available to teachers traveling from other areas to attend the program. Additionally, for educators coming from other states, airfare may be available on request.

The Uberoi Foundation- 2011 Fellowships:
Dharmic traditions originated in the Indian subcontinent over several millennia. Currently practiced by over a billion people throughout the world, Dharmic traditions represent more than religious studies, but form the cultural foundation, or 'way of life' for people practicing Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

Coverage of Dharmic traditions in American schools is limited primarily because of the lack of appropriate teaching materials and teacher knowledge and training. The Uberoi Foundation has provided the Center for Indic Studies at UMass Dartmouth with funding for 25-30 Uberoi Foundation Fellowships for public school teachers.

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