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Modern Education in the People’s Republic of China: A Chancellor’s Conference Day Professional Development Workshop for High School Educators
Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:00PM – 3:30PM
Event Fees: $15
Developed to coincide with the New York City Department of Education’s Chancellor’s Conference Day, China Institute will host a professional development workshop for high school teachers to precede our Educators Open House event. Participants will attend Modern Education in the People’s Republic of China, a workshop focusing on the development of traditional and modern ideas of education in China.
Modern Education in the People’s Republic of China:
Traditionally, education in China followed Confucian ideals of learning: mastery of the arts; benevolent statecraft; and respect for tradition. After foreign military challenges in China, attempts were made to disregard aspects of that model, and incorporate Western utilitarian and scientific models of education. Our professional development workshop, Modern Education in the People’s Republic of China, will explore the legacy of tradition as well as modern demands put on education models in China.
Specifically, it will discuss philosophical, political, and developmental views of education, and how they are deployed in urban and rural schools. It will show some of the complexities and contradictions of Chinese education, imply a contrast with American education, and explore those issues through critical discussion.
The content of this workshop has been designed to work in accord with social studies and history curriculum and standards.
Following the workshop, China Institute welcomes educators to our FREE Winter Open House!
$15 per participant, includes lunch, refreshments, and take-home resources for all participants. Attendees will receive a certificate confirming their participation in this workshop.
For questions or to register by phone, please contact Mr. Matt Turner at 212-744-8181 ext. 111 or by email at [email protected]. The number of participants is limited.
The Confucius Institute at China Institute ([email protected]) and the various programs it offers are made possible through the generous support of the Hanban – officially known as the “Office of Chinese Language Council International” – with additional support from other private and public foundations.