North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) opens up the door to East Asia by providing free seminars for K-12 teacher in North Carolina. The varieties of methods such as on-site face-to-face, on-line simulcast, or on-line courses are provided for the teachers who are looking for a way to improve curriculum on China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. NCTAN is under the initiative of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asia Center.
The Office of NCTAN is located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.
Launched in October 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East Asian Studies programs of seven national institutions: The University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center, Indiana University’s Asian Studies Program, Columbia University’s East Asia Curriculum Project, Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies to undertake a national, multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate curriculum improvement in Asian studies at the secondary level.
Shuyi Lin, Director, NCTAN
Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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