United States-japan Foundation
The Foundation is accepting letters of intent for its Pre-College Education Program. Through the Program, the Foundation supports efforts to take advantage of new technology to bring Japanese and American teachers and students together. In addition, the Program also seeks to build human networks among teachers on both sides of the Pacific with a mutual interest in teaching and learning about Japan, the U.S., and U.S.-Japan relations, particularly in the fields of social studies and Japanese language instruction. The Program also invests in programs in both countries that have been undeserved in terms of exposure to and resources for learning about the other country. Other Foundation interests include programs that enlist the expertise residing at institutions of higher education and other nongovernmental organization in support of U.S.-Japan studies programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in both countries. Also of interest are programs that present the products of research and policy studies and media programs on U.S.-Japan issues to an audience of pre-college students and their teachers. Grants are also awarded to programs that enhance, expand, and preserve the study of the Japanese language at the pre-college level in the U.S. through teacher professional development opportunities, national standards, and performance assessments. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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