- Columbia University
Asia for Educators Online
Site features classroom materials and teaching guides on Asia
for use by faculty and students in world history, culture, geography,
art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.
Search for content by subject area, document type, or time period.
AFE Online also features several multimedia and image-based units
on various Asia-related topics, as well as maps, timelines, primary
source readings, and a searchable database of recommended teaching
materials from other publishers. AFE Online is an initiative of
the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the
Core Curriculum at Columbia University.
- Brown University
Choices for the 21st Century Education
Project: A Program of the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for
International Studies at Brown University http://www.choices.edu/
The site offers curricular resources on public policy issues and
professional development programs for high school social studies
- Indiana University
for U.S. - Japan Studies http://www.indiana.edu/~japan/
East Asian Literature in the High School http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/lit_workshop/
The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University and the National
Council of Teachers of English are holding an intensive summer workshop
for 11th- and 12th grade high school English teachers interested
in incorporating Chinese and Japanese literature into their curriculum.
Participants will develop a set of lesson plans and curricular materials
for each of the works covered in the workshop, which will then be
published in a teaching guide.
Resources on the Internet http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1300
- Ohio State University
The State of Ohio East Asian Language
Learning Environment Enhancement Program http://deall.osu.edu/
- Stanford University
J-Guide -- Stanford guide
to Japan information Resources
The J Guide is an ongoing project of the Stanford University U.S.
- Japan Technology Management Center. Read more about it in the
publication below that was published in the March 1998 edition of
the AsianDOC Electronic Newsletter.
- University of California at Los Angeles
in the K-12 Curriculum
The UCLA Center for East Asian Studies is working with other UCLA
units and several Los Angeles County school districts to develop
a web-based distance learning and professional development program
to train secondary school teachers in a) the state-mandated integration
of Asia-related topics into the social studies and language arts
curriculum and b) the use of internet technologies to further engage
students in the acquisition and processing of information and in
communicating the results of their research.
- University of Illinois
Asian Educational Media
Service center for East Asian and Pacific Studies http://www.aems.uiuc.edu/index.las(AEMS)
is a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our mission is to
promote understanding of Asian cultures and peoples and to assist
teachers at all levels, from elementary schools to colleges and
universities, and other individuals and groups, in learning and
teaching about Asia
- University of Michigan
and Links http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/resources/
K-12 Resources contains information relevant to teachers who wish
to include Japanese content in their curriculum. Contained in
this section is information on the Center's JapanKit, the Teachers'
Institute in Asian Studies Conference, the Japanese School of
Detroit, and various other links to K-12 related web sites with
information on Japan.
- University of Pittsburgh
Studies Program : PreK-16 Education http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/outreach/prek16.html
The page includes information about our programs, workshops, and
educational materials that will help you in developing comprehensive
lesson plans on Asia.
Appropriate for K-12 teachers
- University of Southern California
partners network http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ir/calis/spn/index.htm
The School Partners Network is a community of middle and high schools
collaborating with the East Asian Studies Center as a university
partner and with each other as network partners to explore and develop
- University of Texas at Austin
Asia -- a program of the Center for Asian Studies http://asnic.utexas.edu/asnic/outreach/index.htm
provides support services to educators and community members to
foster a better understanding of Asia.
- Yale University
Programs in International
Educational Resources http://www.yale.edu/ycias/pier/
The Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the
Yale Center for International and Area Studies provide programs,
information, services, and resources to educators at the K-12 and
college levels, businesses, the media, and the general public to
improve the understanding of international issues and critical world
regions - Africa, Asia, Latin America, the middle East, and Russia
and Eastern Europe.
Established 1956, it is America's premier Asian cultural and educational
institution. A national nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization,
the Society provides a forum for building awareness of the more
than thirty countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region
- the area from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand,
Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Society Education Initiatives http://www.internationaled.org/education
AsiaSociety.org offers a wide range of services including roundtable
discussions, annotated links to hundreds of resources on Asia,
and Special Reports on pressing topics of the day.
Asia Society's AskAsia is an exciting, informative on-line source
K-12 Asian and Asian American studies. Through the Internet, AskAsia
offers easy, 24 hours access to high-quality, classroom-tested
resources and cultural information, engaging games and activities,
and links to relevant people, places, and institutions.
for Kids http://www.afk.com/
A commercial dealer, Asia for Kids offers resources for the home,
classroom or library. Its mission is to make the Asian heritage
and its diverse languages accessible to everyone interested in learning
about Asia. Its collection includes books, language textbooks, videos,
audio cassettes, software, CD-ROMs, dolls, games, posters, crafts,
T-shirts and resource materials for parents and teachers.
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 14,000 carefully reviewed
resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Language section
includes Chinese, Japanese and Korean resources for
teachers , for
kids and for
About Asia -- Association for Asian Studies (AAS) http://www.aasianst.org/eaa-toc.htm
Quarterly publication by the AAS. It is designed to be a tool for
K-16 teachers who wish to bring information on Asia to their classrooms.
The online site does not cover the actual publication, but has Resource
Links and Asia
Factoids which are useful to educators.
E-mail Classroom Connections http://www.stolaf.edu/network/iecc/
The IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections) mailing lists
are provided by St. Olaf College as a free service to help teachers
and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for
e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.
Many useful links and great ideas for integrating Internet resources
with curriculum and (in some of the examples) with current events.
Resources for Chinese http://www.sussex.ac.uk/langc/chinese.html#net
Many different formats for Chinese text on the Internet (e.g. GB,
Big5, Hanzi) are listed. Language-learning software to download
web Japan -- Japan information network http://www.jinjapan.org/kidsweb/index.html
Kids Web Japan is a site that introduces Japan to school children
aged between 10 and 14 who live in other countries. There are many
photographs and graphics about Japan.
(and Learning) About Japan
by Lee A. Makela "...hypertexted narrative introduction
to selected aspects of Japanese civilization and culture."
and Students Home Page http://www.worldbank.org/html/schools/
Countries & Region http://www.worldbank.org/html/schools/explore.htm
This web site includes aunnual reports, regional data and issues
about courtires around the world.
State Department of Education http://www.ksbe.state.ks.us/Welcome.html
The Kansas Department of Education's Assessments
and Standards page offers standards documents for language
arts, math, music, science, and social studies - along with assessments
information and results of the 1999 state; tests in math and reading.
Each curriculum link leads to a dedicated page containing a copy
of the current standards
document (in Adobe Acrobat form) and a slight amount of supplementary
material. Publication dates on the standards documents (as of
February 2000) were June 1998 for reading and writing, March 1999
for math, August 1998 for music, December 1999 for science, and
July 1999 (5th draft) for social studies.
East Asia School Connections
from Japan -- Osaka Kyoiku University
Links to the K-12 and related educational information (Schools,
Resources and Projects ) in Japan are collected.
of Education in Korea http://www.moe.go.kr/
This page includes information on the current state of Korea's Education,
MOE's organizations and their functions, major policies, educational
financing, and subsidiary and other related organizations. (in Korean)
Language Teachers Associations and Organizations
Tel: (616) 337-7001
Tel: (616) 337-7325
The Chinese Language Teachers Association represents instructors
of Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture at all
educational levels throughout the world. The Association is
committed to improve the professional status of Chinese language
teachers and to promote the teaching of Chinese in colleges and
high schools. It sponsors conferences, seminars and workshops for
members to exchange ideas on a great variety of topics related to
Chinese studies. It publishes The Journal of the Chinese Language
Teachers Association (JCLTA) and other occasional publications
to reinforce better communication, to enhance better understanding
on Chinese culture and to facilitate effective teaching and learning
of Chinese language and culture. For contents of the most
recent issue, see the JCLTA
Table of Contents, for online access to recent reviews
of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) software, see Online
Reviews: CALL Software for Chinese.
Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS)
The CLASS is to serve as a national nonpolitical and nonprofit professional
Association of all persons interested in teaching Chinese. Questions
about CLASS in general can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/
A U.S.-based association for teachers of Japanese. The ATJ is an
international, non-profit, non-political organization of scholars,
teachers, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics,
which works to promote academic work in the field and to broaden
and deepen knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture. It
holds an annual meeting in conjunction with the Association for
Asian Studies and also cooperates with its sister organization,
the National Council of Secondary Teachers of Japanese, in presenting
panels at the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching
of Foreign Languages. It publishes the Journal of the Association
of Teachers of Japanese twice each year and the ATJ
Newsletter four times annually.
Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools
http://www.ncacls.org/ (in Chinese)
Tel & Fax:
Electronic Discussion Groups