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Asian Studies Outreach Program

New Partnership brings Seminar Series on East Asia to UVM

The Asian Studies Outreach Program in the College of Education and Social Services will be partnering with the Five College Center for East Asian Studies to bring a National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Seminar Series to the University of Vermont in Winter 2015. The free five-part 30-hour seminar series, referred to as NCTA in Vermont, incorporates historical and cultural content about China, Japan and Korea into a rewarding professional experience for K-12 educators of the humanities. Up to twenty Vermont school teachers will have the opportunity to learn about East Asia by a group of leading experts in the field from the University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, and the University of New York-Amherst. 

The goal of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is to develop a community of inquiry among educators interested in Asian studies. This free seminar series will provide teachers with $200 in textbooks and primary source materials, $100 stipend upon completion of the seminar requirements, and a one-year subscription to "Education about Asia". Participants are also eligible to earn two-graduate credits from UMASS Amherst by completing the series. The course fee for the two-graduate is $245.00 USD and will require some additional work. 

The semiar series dates are January 10 and 24, February 7, March 7, and March 14 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The seminars will be held at the University of Vermont. NCTA in Vermont is able to accept teams of teachers from schools. Interested teachers are invitited to view the syllabus online.

The NCTA in Vermont serminar series is also pleased to annouce that it will be partnering with the Vermont Council on World Affiars for the upcoming seminar series. The Vermont Council on World Affairs brings the world to Vermont and Vermont to the world through programs that educate and engage about global affairs.

The NCTA in Vermont is now accepting application to the seminar series. For more information, please contact Jacqueline Drouin at or by calling (802) 656-7985.

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