University of Vermont

Asian Studies Outreach Program

Institute on China and Its Cultures 2011

2011 Institute on China and Its Cultures Program Details

Dates:June 25 to July 16 2011, plus 5 mandatory in-state meetings

Location:Various cities in China

Cost: $1700, plus the cost of 3 UVM credits

Credits: Continuing Education 3 UVM credits

Supplementary Reading/Video list:download the Supplementary Reading/Video list here.

Unit Template:download the required PDF Unite Template Design here or DOC Unite Template Design here.

The Itinerary in China

  • The 2010 Itinerary for the Institute on China and Its Cultures will provide applicants of the 2011 program with an opportunity to view potential sights, events, lectures and other details of the program. You can download the 2010 itinerary here
  • The 2011 Supplementary Reading/Video list can be downloaded here. Please note that this list is in addition to the readings included in the syllabus. These books are not part of the course requirements. Read the Supplementary Reading/Video list here
  • Participants of the Overseas Institute programs are required to create a teaching unit. View the requirements for the Standard Based. Read the Unit Template Design here

Videos from Past Participants

Michael McKinney, a 2010 Institute on China and Its Cultures, has created various slideshow videos to share with students and colleagues, friends and family.

Why does China Fascinate us?

The language, the food, and the people of China are a few of the reasons that students continue to be intrigued by a country of the other side of the globe. China is a country with over 50 minorities, is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world, and is currently undergoing massive education reforms.

An introduction to Chinese culture, as well as to the challenges and responses to the Chinese education system, will provide Vermont teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their own culture and teaching strategies. In this wonderful opportunity for cross-examination and reflection, the Institute on China and its Cultures is an opportunity for Vermont teachers to see how global challenges to education are being addressed in local schools.

Videos and Articles of Interest


School Sees Salvation in Recruiting Chinese

By ABBY GOODNOUGH: A Maine high school hopes to solve its financial woes by persuading Chinese students to pay $27,000 a year. October 26 2010.

Read the article from the New York Times article here

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