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Peace and Reconciliation ​Study Tour 

Background

In 2004, the first Peace & Reconciliation Study Tour for Canadian educators was organized. Since then, Toronto ALPHA has organized 8 tours with over 180 educators and scholars. Study tour participants have visited various cities in China and Korea. This historical journey offers educators a hands-on experience with the history of WWII in Asia, by visiting historical sites, museums and meeting with experts, educators, curators and survivors.

Tour Objectives

  1. To enhance educators’ knowledge and understanding of the history of WWII in Asia, from the perspectives of historical facts, education about humanity and social justice, through visits to museums, historical sites, meetings with survivors, and dialogues with local historians, scholars, teachers and peace activists in China and Korea.
  2. To equip participants with the knowledge and tools required to make a professional contribution by sharing study tour observations and experiences with students, colleagues and communities in the context of WWII atrocities in Asia.
  3. To provide a valuable opportunity for participants to immerse in the history and cultures of East Asia through sight-seeing, attending cultural shows and programs in China and Korea.

Click here for 2014 Study Tour itenirary

*2014 Study Tour price has reduced to CAD $2800 plus international flights. 

* The ALPHA Education Grant is open to current high school teachers teaching courses within the Canadian and World Studies and Social Sciences and Humanities curriculum up to $1500. In addition, TDSB (Toronto District School Board) offers grants to the educators within.

Study Tour Application

Please download the following forms and submit by email to studytour@torontoalpha.org or fax to 1-866-248-5290 by March 28 2014.  

Download Study Tour Application 

Download Grant Application

(Note - Grant is open to current high school teachers teaching courses within the Canadian and World Studies and Social Sciences and Humanities courses)

For further questions, please contact us at studytour@torontoalpha.org

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