Daily Archives: May 22, 2011

Early Childhood Education in China: Guangdong Yucai Kindergarten – Environment and Children

Environment and Children Presented by Ms Guan, Yinrou, Director of the Second Guangdong Yucai Kindergarten. The kindergarten is a public boarding school with over 800 children from age 2 to age 6. It is considered one of the best programs … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Education in China: Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement Presented by Ms Liang, Lemin, Deputy Director of Shunde Government Kindergarten. The kindergarten has been leased by the government to be a private program. Ms Liang has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

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Early Childhood Education in China: Environment and Children

Diversification: The Trends Presented by Dr. Zheng, Fuming is a professor in early childhood education in the College of Education Sciences at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China. He teachers both graduate and undergraduate courses in parenting, parent education … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Education in China: Case Study – The Day of a Child

Case Study: The Day of a Child Presented by Ms Hu, Jinjiao, Director of the Affiliated Kindergarten of South China Normal University. The day-care public kindergarten has 20 classes and 540 children. Ms Hu has a bachelor degree in early … Continue reading

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Shanghai, China: Where Stronger Schools Help Weaker Schools

Raising standards by getting strong-performing schools to help weaker schools http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/oecd/china.html Shanghai is China’s largest city and its principal business center, with a population of 20.7 million. It is also an education hub and a magnet for migrants from other … Continue reading

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Education Strong Performer – Shanghai, China: Number 1 in OECD: How Did They Do It?

Key facts Chinese society sets a high premium on education, but a traditional emphasis on examinations acts both as an incentive to learn and a barrier to independent learning. Shanghai, one of China’s most vibrant economies, has long been a … Continue reading

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education

http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/education-leadership/video-series/strong-performers-successful-reformers.html Developed in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), “Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education” is an investigative video series documenting policies and programs that local education leaders credit with improving student achievement – success … Continue reading

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Education in China (English Subtitles)

Please use CC button to enable subtitles (Click on “CC” on the video screen, and like magic, the subtitles appear) With all this hoopla about education in China generated by the PISA exam, tiger mothers, sputnik moment etc. Here is … Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation: Implications of McGuinty Education Reform in Ontario

A video series which profiles the policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests. In this series, the focus is Ontario, Canada and the changes made to improve the performance of students … Continue reading

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Pearson Education: Introduction to the Interactive Whiteboard

Introduction to the Interactive White Board (IWB). What can an IWB do for you in ELT? What are the benefits? 1. Familiar classroom tool (computer screen) 2. Virtual filing cabinet of resources 3. Easy access to all materials 4. Easy … Continue reading

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