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Kuo Ping Wen Symposium
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Kuo Ping Wen Symposium

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Welcome to the Kuo Ping Wen Symposium

  • Welcome to the Kuo Ping Wen Symposium

    Kuo Ping Wen Symposium

    In Service to Education: The Life and Times of
    Kuo Ping Wen,
    China’s First Global Educator


    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Please join us to mark the centennial of Kuo Ping Wen’s Ph.D. from Teachers College -- the first Ph.D. granted to a Chinese national by the College.  

    We will celebrate his legacy and contributions to education and U.S.-China relations.

    Featured speakers will include:

    Susan Fuhrman
    Teachers College President

    Carolyn Hsu-Balcer
    Honorary Chair

    Yu Wei
    Former Vice Minister of Education, China

    Henry Levin
    Teachers College Professor

    (Bilingual simultaneous interpretation is provided.)

    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 West 120th Street
    [between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue]
    Milbank Chapel


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About Teachers College

  • Teachers College and Southeastern University

    Teachers College, Columbia University is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology.Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas. One is as a major player in policy-making to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The other is in preparing educators who not only serve students directly but also coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages.

    For more than 125 years, Teachers College has continued to:

    • Engage in research on the central issues facing education
    • Prepare the next generation of education leaders
    • Educate the current generation of leaders in practice and policy to meet the challenges they face
    • Shape the public debate and public policy in education
    • Improve practice in educational institutions