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SC Center for Teaching about Asia – Free for Teachers!

February 24, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia (SCCTA), headquartered at Furman University, is associated with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation.

The purpose of SCCTA is to work with South Carolina school districts to enhance instruction on Asia throughout the curriculum, especially in world history, social studies, geography, and language arts courses. The faculty teams working with SCCTA seminars are drawn from among Asian specialists on various university campuses as well as master teachers who have demonstrated their effectiveness in middle and high school classrooms.

For the tenth year, Furman University will hold a residential SCCTA graduate seminar on its campus in Greenville, SC from June 12-17, 2016.  This program is entirely FREE (including free room and board on the beautiful campus of Furman University).

VIEW program flyer and application form.

Teachers who had completed an SCCTA seminar were eligible for subsidized 8-10 day study tours to Asia in the summers of 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Future such study tours are under consideration.​​

NEW FOR THE 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR - SCCTA will be offering several Asia Road Shows, special workshops hosted in different parts of the state.  The events are free and include lunch, but registration is required.  The Road Shows are in the planning stage.  If you are interested in hosting an Asia Road Show, please contact Dr. Lane J. Harris (

For more information on SCTTA graduate seminar, contact Chun Mei, Ph.D., Assistant, South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia at


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