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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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