21st Century China: Global Issues, Classroom Applications

  • 17 Jul 2011
  • University of Colorado

21st-Century China: Global Issues, Classroom Applications


The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado invites applications for the 2011 NCTA-TEA summer institute, “21st-Century China: Global Issues, Classroom Applications.” The one-week institute will take place on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus, July 17-22, 2011. It is open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide and is offered as an enrichment program for alumni of National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) seminars. Applications will be accepted from January 20-March 4, 2010; applicants will be accepted on a rolling admission basis. For full details and application form, please visit: http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/programs/downloads/2011SummerInstAppfillable.pdf.


The institute will focus on China’s role in the world through examination of key domestic and international issues  and global relationships. The program is designed to offer teachers the opportunity to consider these issues with specialists--including academics, policymakers, and journalistsundefinedwho will share diverse perspectives.  Among the questions that frame the institute are the following.


·         What domestic policies fuelundefinedand challenge--China’s growing global role?

·         What responsibilities will China shoulder to protect domestic and global resources?

·         What are the global repercussions of China’s economic reach into Asia and Africa?

·         What are the present and future of the U.S.-China relationship?

·         How and what should we teach to foster greater understanding of China today?


Participants will receive:

·         Institute notebook of readings and curriculum materials;

·         Institute texts;

·         Dormitory and meal package;

·         Travel and incidentals stipend;

·         Certificate of completion for 40 contact hours;

·         Graduate credit from the University of Colorado (optional, for in-state registration fee);

·         Opportunity to apply for follow-up dissemination stipend.


For further information, contact NCTA institute staff at the Program for Teaching East Asia, Jon Zeljo at jon.zeljo@colorado.edu or Lynn Parisi at 303-735-5121.





Lynn Parisi

Director, Program for Teaching East Asia

University of Colorado

595 UCB

Boulder CO 80309-0595

P: 303 735 5121; F 303 735 5126






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