Phila-Nipponica Project 2013
Phila-Nipponica is intended to educate “beginners” about Japan, offering a broad base of history and culture in preparation for a study-tour of Japan, with a focus on: Recovering Japan: Preparing Philadelphia Area Educators to Teach about Japan as It Responds to the Disasters of 2011.
The University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to announce that it will offer the Phila-Nipponica Project, the 13th year in a series that has helped nearly two hundred Philadelphia-area educators enhance their classroom teaching about Japan through seminars, a summer study-tour, and curriculum development workshops.
For 2013, the Project entails:
The application window for Summer 2013 is now closed.
For any questions, please contact
Melissa DiFrancesco at email@example.com or 215.573.4203.
General Information about the Project
For the last decade the University of Pennsylvania has partnered successfully with the US–Japan Foundation in the Phila-Nipponica Project, preparing educators in our area's schools to convey knowledge and understanding of Japan to their students and colleagues. We have prepared a total of 120 teachers in the introductory Phila-Nipponica projects: 20 teachers in each of six years intensively studied Japan during seminars conducted by Penn faculty and in faculty-led study-tours of Japan .
The results from these efforts over the course of the decade are both widespread and deep in impact. By a conservative calculation, the total number of students who have been taught about Japan in the Greater Philadelphia area as a result of the Phila-Nipponica Project is about 30,000. The depth of the outcome is measured in the classes, after-school clubs, and special inter-school projects that are now devoted to the study of Japan, and the on-going relationships that have been established between American and Japanese schools and students.
Center for East Asian Studies University of Pennsylvania 642 Williams Hall 255 S. 36th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.573.4203 Fax: 215.573.2561 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org