EDUCATION AWARDS in ASIAN STUDIES
Elgin Heinz Teacher Award
The award is named in honor of Elgin Heinz for his commitment to educating students about Asia as well as for the inspiration he has provided to the field of pre-college education.
Franklin R. Buchanan Prize
Established in 1995 by the AAS Committee on Educational Issues and Policy and the Committee on Teaching about Asia, the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding pedagogical or curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level, elementary through university. Any format is acceptable, including print, CD, video, and online formats. Submissions that address underrepresented regions of Asia, as defined by the Association for Asian Studies, are encouraged. The winning submission will reflect current scholarship, present innovative teaching strategies, and demonstrate potential to make a significant impact on the intended audience. The prize includes a $1,000 monetary award and a one-year membership to AAS. LEARN MORE
Freeman Book Awards
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University sponsor the annual Freeman Book Awards for new young adult and children’s literature. The awards recognize quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast Asia. Awards are given in two categories: Children’s and Young Adult on the several countries of East and Southeast Asia. LEARN MORE
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