Introduction to NCTA

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to foster a permanent place for the teaching and study of East Asia at the middle and secondary school levels. The objectives of the program are accomplished through a lifelong approach to professional development: Teaching about Asia seminars, curriculum development, texts and resources, continuing education programs and study tours to East Asia.

Current seminar: The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University coordinates the 36 hour seminar in Ohio, including a 30 hour summer seminar over the course of a week, an orientation and follow up event.  This seminar is supported by the University of Pittsburgh NCTA national coordinating site, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.

For further information on NCTA programs around the country, see