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We seek to contribute to a better understanding of education development in China and to strengthen education relationship between the United States and China.


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Seminar on K-12 Education Issues and Policy

Advanced Seminar on Education Management for Basic-Education Leaders from China

This series of seminars is intended for basic-education leaders from China , including basic-education officials at various levels, and principals of primary, middle, and high schools. The series is devoted to an in-depth understanding of important issues, policies, and reforms in basic education. Each seminar of the series will have a major theme on primary and secondary education. It consists of presentations and discussion held at Teachers College, and a field study of schools and education organizations in and around New York City .

Participants of the seminar will have an opportunity to: (1) acquire a better understanding of issues, policies, innovations, best practices, and reform efforts in basic education; (2) acquire a better understanding of professional development activities for leaders of basic education; (3) have active interaction with leaders of K-12 education in the United States, and (4) have the opportunity to reflect on the relevance of U.S. and Chinese education experience for each other. The seminar seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of participants as leaders of basic education.

This seminar series is jointly organized by the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University , USA , and the Center for Education Development, Chinese Society of Education, China .

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The Second Advanced Seminar on Education Management for K-12 Education Leaders from China, Nov. 2006