Working with Wenhao Diao in the University of Arizona’s Department of East Asian Studies, CERCLL will be organizing professional development that will take K-12 educators to China. The project will enable local K-16 educators to spend four weeks in China in summer 2019 to gain insights into Chinese education and its aspirations for globalization, and discuss a range of issues related to gender, social justice, and globalization in both China and the United States. The project was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and will receive additional funding from the University of Arizona’s College of Humanities and Department of East Asian Studies, as well as the Catalina Foothills School District.

The four-week in-country seminar will include language classes, field trips, lectures, and small group workshops, as well as one-on-one exchange with Chinese K-16 educators. The goal is for participating educators to effectively incorporate their first-hand experience from China into humanities and social sciences curricula in K-16 schools in Arizona, and to prepare students for an increasingly globalized world.

Information about how to be involved in the program will be posted in Fall 2018.