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North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) opens up the door to East Asia by providing free seminars for K-12 teacher in North Carolina and beyond. A variety of methods, including on-site face-to-face, on-line simulcast, or on-line courses, provides for teachers who are looking for a way to improve curriculum on Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The office of NCTAN is located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, within the Carolina Asia Center.

NCTAN is under the initiative of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asia Center, in collaboration with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). 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.┬áLaunched 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.


Dr. Becky Butler
Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill || 919-445-1271