The Fourth Advanced Seminar of Education Leadership Nov. 2007
The fourth Advanced Seminar on Education Leadership was held at Teachers College Columbia University on November 12 to 16, 2007. It consisted of presentations and discussion at Teachers College, and a field study of schools in New York State and Connecticut State. Like the previous three seminars, the major theme of the third seminar focused on effective education leadership and school reform. The speakers shared their experiences and research in the standards of effective school leadership, teacher evaluation, school finance, and so on. Participants consisted of 34 primary and secondary school principals, chancellors, and other educators from 19 different provinces and cities in China.
The participants visited Whitby School at Greenwich, Connecticut, discussing the advantages of private schools in U.S. The local press wrote an article about this field trip, giving high evaluation to the significance of communication between American and Chinese educators. The participants also visited Queens High School For the Sciences at York College, one of the top 5 public high schools in the New York City. The Chinese delegation was led by Mrs. Hui Jin of the Center Education Development, Chinese Society of Education. At Teachers College, Professor Mun Tsang was the organizer while Mr. Dakai Li and Ms. Sophia Zhang were the project managers.