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SCCTA Director, Dr. Lane Harris
SCCTA Programs Coordinator, Becky Duckett

The South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia (SCCTA), headquartered at Furman University, is associated with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation.

The purpose of SCCTA is to work with South Carolina school districts to enhance instruction on Asia throughout the curriculum, especially in world history, social studies, geography, and language arts courses. The faculty teams working with SCCTA seminars are drawn from among Asian specialists on various university campuses as well as master teachers who have demonstrated their effectiveness in middle and high school classrooms.

For the ninth year, Furman University will hold a residential SCCTA graduate seminar on its campus in Greenville, SC from June 14-19, 2015.

Teachers who had completed an SCCTA seminar were eligible for subsidized 8-10 day study tours to Asia in the summers of 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Future such study tours are under consideration.​​


SCCTA will be offering two Road Shows, special Saturday workshops hosted in different parts of the state.  The events are free and include lunch, but registration is required.  Road Show 1 was held November 1, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant.  Road Show 2 is in the planning stages for Spring 2015, so stay tuned for upcoming details.  For more information, contact Becky Duckett.

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