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International Outreach: Best Practices and Future Directions (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America). Jane Irungu Associate Director Kansas African Studies Center University of Kansas March 20, 2009 Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference, Washington DC.

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International Outreach: Best Practices and Future Directions (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)

Jane Irungu

Associate Director

Kansas African Studies Center University of Kansas

March 20, 2009Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference, Washington DC


Area studies at the university of kansas
Area Studies at The University of Kansas (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)

  • Center for East Asian Studies

    http://www.ceas.ku.edu/

  • Center of Latin American Studies

    http://www2.ku.edu/~latamst/

  • Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

    http://www.crees.ku.edu/

  • Kansas African Studies Center

    http://www.kasc.ku.edu/


Area studies
Area Studies: (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)

  • Unique for each

  • Similar challenges in outreach

  • Finding areas of collaboration

  • Center for Global and International Studies (CGIS)- harmonize and strengthen the work of Area Studies Centers


Other units in international ed
Other Units in International Ed. (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)

  • International Programs

    http://www.international.ku.edu/

  • Center for Global & International Studies

  • Fort Leavenworth Army Training Center

  • KU Museums

  • KU CIBER


Collaboration
Collaboration (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)

  • Thematic semesters

  • Teacher workshops & summer institutes

  • Films festivals

  • Use of space

  • Collaborative advertising


2009 Teacher Summer Institute (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)

Teaching About Africa: Methods and Strategies

June 9-19, 2009

http://www.kasc.ku.edu/programs/teacher_institutes/2009/index.shtml

  • The 2009 Teacher Summer Institute will focus on enhancing K-12 teacher knowledge about Africa as well discussing effective pedagogical approaches that can be used in the classroom. KU graduate students and upper level undergraduate students who wish to enhance their knowledge of Africa will also find these two weeks very enlightening.

  • This Institute is recommended for all teachers and educators who teach about Africa in their classrooms, or who seek quality information and thought-provoking discussion about different aspects of African history, culture and societies. The daily format includes an array of learning sessions - talks and panel discussions by KU African area specialists, library research time, and a field trip to the Kansas City area. Participants will create lesson plans to be used in their own classrooms, as well as by other educators, and will have opportunities to meet with faculty consultants for content and resource suggestions. The last two days of the Institute, teachers will also have an opportunity to collaborate on creating teaching modules based on the content and strategies learned.

  • CREDITGraduate credit will be available to those who wish to enroll and pay for tuition and fees. Graduate students who are taking the summer workshop for credit are required to prepare research projects approved by the Institute Director. These research projects will also be presented on the last two days of the Institute. In-service credit has been applied for the Lawrence and Topeka school districts. If you would like help obtaining in-service credit for your district, please let us know.

  • AWARDS A limited number of awards are being offered to teachers/educators participants this year. To apply for the award, write a brief essay answering the following questions about your needs and interests in teaching Africa, and include one letter of reference from your primary evaluator.Awards ($200 each) may be used for graduate tuition and fees, or other related Institute/educational resource expenses. They will be offered to applicants who meet the following criteria: consistent attendance and participation, oral presentation and completion of a written teaching module ( turn in to the Institute Director by June 19th) to be posted on our website.The deadline to apply is Monday, June 1, 2009. The awards are limited; we shall therefore consider recipients carefully as per set criteria. Deadline for registration: Friday, May 22, 2009

  • Send completed Registration Form with a materials fee ($40 for teachers and $20 for KU students) to: Teacher Summer Institute Kansas African Studies Center University of Kansas Bailey Hall, Room 10 1440 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045


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