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Photo of Montgomery Dickson 1 Photo of Montgomery Dickson 2
Mr. Dickson was popular among students.
Nickname was 溺onty Sensei (= teacher)
He was close with residents in Rikuzentakata.

Type of Program Grant Program


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University of Alaska, Anchorage (Alaska, USA)
Program Term June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2017

Fiscal year 2012 (The first year)

Grant Term

June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013

Amount of Grant

97,878 US dollars

Montgomery Dickson Memorial Project (Year 1)
UAA has created the Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language and Culture (MDCJLC) in an effort to develop Japanese Language education at UAA and throughout Alaska, as well as to promote mutual understanding between the U.S. and Japan. UAA will do this through the following projects (Planned schedule is shown in parenthesis):

1. Summer Institute: Post-Secondary Japanese Language Education with a Focus on 21st Century Skills (June 18 to 21, 2012)
A seminar-workshop for post-secondary full-time Japanese language instructors to discuss issues relating to student attainment of 21st Century skills. Subtopics include AP Japanese Language and Culture, Thematic Approach, CBI, and Assessment and how they all relate to 21st Century Skills, as well as Japanese-language teaching methods at a university level, and the development of curriculum and teaching materials.

2. Visit to Rikuzentakata (July 18, 19, 2012)
On behalf of UAA, the Director of the MDCJLC, accompanied by Mr. Dickson痴 sister, will visit Rikuzentakata and strengthen relationships with the board of education and the community in order to explore future possibilities of cultural exchanges between UAA, Anchorage and Rikuzentakata.

3. Cultural Event: Kimono Lecture and Demonstration (Fall 2012)
A cultural education event for UAA Japanese language students; students and teachers from the Anchorage School District; and Anchorage community members.

4. Professional Development (2012 2013 academic year)
Support for UAA Japanese language faculty members to participate in relevant professional development opportunities throughout the year.

5. Montgomery Dickson/Japan Foundation Scholarship (2012 2013 academic year)
To provide an opportunity for 5 UAA students to participate the UAA exchange program with Hokkaido University of Education.

Programs conducted for years to come will be updated occasionally.
Fiscal year 2013 (Year 2): June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
Fiscal year 2014 (Year 3): June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015
Fiscal year 2015 (Year 4): June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016
Fiscal year 2016 (Year 5): June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017

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