June 27, 2001
Professors Plan Lessons
In Asia for Teachers
Fifteen California high school and community
college economics teachers will get a firsthand lesson on
the Asian economy when they head to Singapore this Sunday,
July 1. The excursion, led by California State University,
Sacramento history professor Richard Kornweibel and CSUS emeritus
economics professor Bob Curry, is funded by a $61,000 Fulbright-Hays
Group Projects Abroad Program grant.
Kornweibel, who runs a CSUS advising program for future social
science teachers, says the trip is designed to expand the
teachers' knowledge of international economics. "Most
high school economics teachers teach another subject like
history, international relations or civics. Their frame of
reference is the U.S. economy and the world economy with a
North Atlantic focus."
He adds that Singapore is a major player in South Asian economic
development. It is also where many international financial
organizations, like the World Bank, have their regional headquarters.
The teachers will spend the month of July in Singapore, working
with professors at Singapore's NanYang Technical University
and National University.
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