The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses. NCTA in the Northeast is administered by the Five College Center for East Asian Studies. Our sites rotate each year.
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Learn about the NCTA initiative in other parts of the country.
Each 30-hour NCTA seminar incorporates historical and cultural content about China, Japan, and Korea into a rewarding professional experience for K-12 educators of the humanities. Individual seminars are adapted to the needs of the participating teachers and school districts to promote long-term engagement in Asian studies. NCTA seeks to develop a community of inquiry among educators interested in Asian studies.
- Learn about East Asia from experts in the field
- Receive a $100 stipend upon completion of seminar requirements
- Receive $100 in seminar materials
- Qualify for study tours to China, Japan, and Korea (pending funding)