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The Global Economic Education Alliance is a relatively new organization of economic educators whose objective is to train educators in developing countries in the principles of market-based economics and financial literacy.

GEEA trainers are widely recognized experts in creating and conducting economics and personal financial literacy programs using highly effective activity-based methodology.

Through GEEA programs, educators acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to promote economic and financial literacy in their countries, and to develop sustainable economic education delivery systems vital to economic growth and prosperity.

South African visitors! March 10-15, 2009 the UNO Center hosted guests as part of an Economics International Study Tour sponsored by the Council on Economic Education. The guests were from South Africa and participated in the Council's Train-the-Trainers programs in 2007-08. Pictured from the left: Jim Dick and Mary Lynn Reiser, UNO Center, Vincent Feltman, Dion Prins, William Austin, UNO, and Lodi Van Deventer. Mr. Feltman, Prins, and Van Deventer will return to South Africa and continue to establish Centers of Economic Education at their home institutions.

Jim Dick (second from the left) was a presenter and panelist at the Japanese Association for Civic Education conference on "Globalization of the Economy and Economic Education in the Schools" at Mie University, Tsu City, Japan, June 17, 2006
Jim Dick in Japan

In Fall, 2005, the UNO Center hosted two visitors (Imeda Kochauri and Tariel Giorgadze) from the country of Georgia.

Left to right: Valentin Bukhmiller (interpreter), Imeda Kochauri, Tariel Giorgadze, Tom Gouttierre, Merry Ellen Turner, Mary Lynn Reiser, and Jim Dick.

UNO Center Hosts Kazakhstan Visitors
The UNO Center for Economic Education hosted two visitors from Kazakhstan in April, 2004 -- Adilzhan Tumatov and Alexandr Astapkov -- at the UNO Center for Economic Education in Omaha, NE. The Center showed the visitors how economic education is delivered in elementary, high schools, and universities in the area. Press release and more information.
From left to right below, Kim Sosin (UNO Center), Oxana Kolomitsyna (UNO student who interpreted), Mary Lynn Reiser (UNO Center), Adilzhan Tuatov from Kazakhstan, Tatyana Novikov (UNO faculty who interpreted), Jim Dick (UNO Center), and Alexandr Astapkov from Kazakhstan.

Crestridge School is the Recipient of Three Grants for International Studies Week Activities
Crestridge School for International/Global Studies, in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has been awarded a grant from the Council for Economic Education to conduct activities in observance of International Studies Week. International Studies Week, usually held the second week of November, has been sponsored by the United States State Department for the purpose of encouraging schools to include international studies in their curriculum. The Council for Economic Education funds special programs for this observance. The goal of this program is to make students aware of the role economics has in international studies. Press release and more information...
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