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Chinese Culture in Context

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This Anchorage School District Summer Academy course explored the essential elements of Chinese culture and the historical forces that have shaped China’s return to international economic, strategic and cultural prominence with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches for the classroom.

Course objectives

To make the participants more familiar with China’s culture and recent history in order to gain a greater understanding of the contemporary issues facing China. Beyond content, participants discussed and practiced pedagogical strategies for working this knowledge into their courses.


June 2-3, 2014
Dimond High School
Anchorage, AK


Professor Paul Dunscomb 


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  • Course books
  • One UAA credit (participants who successfully complete the course will receive a $117 reimbursement check to cover the cost of registering for UAA credit)
  • A one-year subscription to the teaching magazine Education about Asia