Asian Families -- A Seminar for K-12 Educators

Asian Families -- A Seminar for K-12 Educators

Intensive two-week summer seminar for educators explores the past, present, and future of families in Asia, including their vital role in social organization, economic production, and the transmission of values and norms

The seminar will feature presentations by Asia specialists and will approach the subject using literature, film, philosophical tracts, surveys, observations, legal records and more. We'll work to cover change over time and to appreciate the variety of family forms and practices in Asia.

Please visit the seminar website for information about the seminar. Participants will be provided with background readings as well as materials and activities to use with students.

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To apply for the seminar, please write to Linda Truong. For questions associated with the content of the seminar, please contact Clayton Dube.

Dates: Saturday, July 31 - Thursday, August 12, 2004
No sessions August 1, 7, or 8

Times: 9am - 4pm each day of the seminar

Fee: The fee for the program is $125.00 and covers materials, parking, field trips, and refreshments. Please send the check, payable to "The Regents of UC," to:

Linda Truong
UCLA Asia Institute
11288 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Credit: Participants who complete all seminar requirements (attendance and participation in all sessions of the seminar and completion of a curriculum development project) are eligible to receive credit which can be used toward a degree or advancement on a salary ladder. Los Angeles Unified School District teachers may choose salary advancement credit (4 points) or UCLA Extension credit (4 quarter units). Non-LAUSD teachers can receive UCLA Extension credit (4 quarter units).

To see what we've done in earlier summer seminars, please visit:

Other Asia Institute Resources for Teachers:

In the Asia in the K-12 Curriculum portion of our website:

  • National Consortium for Teaching about Asia seminars
  • Units and Lesson Plans
  • Annotated Catalog of K-12 Curriculum Materials
  • Student Performance Standards

In the Resources section of our website:

  • Annotated Catalog of Internet Links
  • Annotated Catalog of Educational Films on Asia
  • AsiaStats
  • Asia Documents
  • Today in Asian History

This summer seminar is made possible by Title VI National Resource Center grants made by the U.S. Department of Education to the UCLA Asia Institute (East Asia) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The summer seminar is an integral part of our Asia outreach program, which also includes school/district site seminars, weekend workshops, and summer study tours of Asia.

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004