Published on Monday, 22 February 2010 15:28
wenty dignitaries travelled to the US for the “Interactive Seminar on High School and University Reform Initiatives in China and the United States,” to be held on February 22 and 23 at the Gutman Conference Center at Harvard University.
Chinese dignitaries attending the event include mayors from municipal governments, directors of education bureaus and principals of leading Chinese high schools and higher education institutions from Shanghai, Beijing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Liaoning and Hebei Provinces. They would be joined by Professor Sean Zhang, Deputy Chairman of the Ameson Foundation, and Ms. Einhe He, teacher and chaperon of Ameson's first ever SAYA program in the US.
The seminar will be chaired by Professor Fernando M. Reimers, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and Director of Global Education and of International Education Policy, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).
According to the HGSE, “the purpose of this seminar is to engage leading educators in China with colleagues at Harvard in an open exchange about ongoing initiatives to improve the relevancy and efficiency of high schools and universities and to better prepare students for leadership positions in nations increasingly integrated into the global economy”.
Presentations and group discussions will be focused on topics such as Globalization and Education Reform, High School Reform in the U.S. and China, Higher Education Strategy and Reform. In addition, a number of Chinese students who are currently studying at Harvard University are also invited to share their perspectives on admission to US universities.