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Helping China Educate its Minorities

Helping China Educate its Minorities

TC faculty member Xiaodong Lin, an authority on cognition, culture and technology, has been named Director of the Advisory Board of Research for China’s new National Research Center for Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Education. The Center is being hosted at Beijing Normal University in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Among other work, Lin is spearheading efforts to correlate existing data on Chinese minority students’ academic performance with regional budget levels, teachers’ professional credentialing, parents’ educational and income levels and other factors. The Center is also probing why minority students lack motivation to study STEM-related subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Published Tuesday, Jun. 3, 2014