Published on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:08
Zhu Xiaodi, renowned bilingual author and Deputy Director of Ameson’s DC office
n May 11-13, the second China Education Symposium Annual Summit was held in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. This year’s summit was jointly held by School of Education’s China Education Symposium and the Asian Cultural Center and co-organized by the Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation.
Zhu Xiaodi, renowned bilingual author and Deputy Director of Ameson’s DC office, attended the summit as a guest speaker and delivered a captivating and philosophical speech which displayed both his vision and humor and prompted both laughter and animated applause from audience members.
Titled “Educational Innovation”, this year’s summit attracted more than 200 education professionals and exchange students from across North America, mainland China and Taiwan. The participants delved deeply into issues of innovation in Chinese education through a series of panel discussions, interactive workshops on innovation in music, sculpting and design education, a keynote speech and lectures from industry-leading experts. Together these participants made a significant contribution to the future of Chinese education.
Fernando Reimers giving an interview to local media
Harvard University President Dr. Drew Faust wrote in a letter of congratulation that this year’s summit represented a valuable chance for participants to improve the quality of education through innovation, technology and diverse viewpoints. Harvard University professor of international education and Director of the International Education Policy Program Fernando Reimers gave a concluding speech, in which he listed the challenges and opportunities facing educators in this day of uneven globalization and technological innovation. He particularly emphasized the importance of dialogue between Chinese and American students, noting that it is the students of today who will play the deciding roles in the Sino-American political and economic relationship of tomorrow.Participants assemble for a group photo after the Summit's conclusion