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For immediate use

March 11, 2002 -- No. 138

Koury Auditorium, McColl Building,

near Dean E. Smith Center, Bowles Drive

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12-14

Latino influx, teaching after Sept. 11 topics of teacher workshops at UNC

"Sept. 11 and its Aftermath: What Do We Teach Our Students?" and North Carolina’s growing Hispanic population will be topics of two seminars for teachers of grades K-12 and community college instructors Tuesday through Thursday (March 12-14) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Parking will be available in the business school deck off the Bowles lot on Bowles Drive.

Meeting from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the Koury Auditorium of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the programs will begin Tuesday (March 12) with "Hispanics/Latinos in the Carolinas." About 400 participants are expected.

The second seminar, about teaching since Sept. 11, will start at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 13) with about 150 participants.

Business professor, geographer and sociologist Dr. James H. Johnson Jr. will begin the Latino seminar with his program, "Post-1990 Demographic Change in the U.S.: Implications and Challenges for Public Education Institutions," at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday (March 12). Success stories will be presented from Dalton, Ga., and the Chatham, Hoke and Henderson county schools. The seminar will conclude with a session at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday (March 13), "Fallout from Sept. 11: How Globalism and Terrorism are Affecting Our Classrooms," with Frank Crigler, a career diplomat and former ambassador.

The second seminar, "Sept. 11 and its Aftermath: What Do We Teach Our Students?" will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 13). About 150 participants are expected. Topics will include "International Terrorism: Background and Definitions," "Understanding the Islamic World" and "How Other Countries Perceive the U.S.-Led Response." Thursday (March 14) morning sessions will include "Homeland Defense and Civil Liberties" and "Responding to Terrorism: The Challenges for Democracy." At 1:45 p.m., participants will discuss "Teaching Students about the War on International Terrorism, the Threat of Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons and How a Democracy Should Respond" in four concurrent groups, for teachers in grades K-5, middle school, high school and college.

The seminars are presented by World View, a UNC program that helps schools and colleges integrate global studies into all areas of their curricula. For more information or an exact schedule, contact Julie Marantette, 919-962-9264,

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