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ERIC Number: EJ993456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Promoting Global Initiatives and Cross-Cultural Understanding in China
Brand, Susan Trostle; Snodgress, Faye
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v48 n4 p189-190 2012
As an "international" honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) recognizes the importance of encouraging and promoting education internationally in the 21st century. The challenge shared by educators in many countries is to achieve higher levels of learning for all students. Committed educators around the globe are already working to improve the academic achievement of students, so there is a unifying appeal to partner with others who are committed to excellence in teaching. To facilitate this need, KDP is working to establish partnerships and opportunities for members of the KDP community and other educators to learn from their peers in other countries. To advance KDP's mission of globalizing its impact, the Society's specific goals include strengthening current international partnerships and establishing new ones with Chinese educational institutions and educators. Areas of possible collaborative opportunities include the exchange of student teachers, practicing professionals, administrators, and teacher preparation faculty; workshops; and collaborative research projects on topics such as Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Through international collaborations, teachers and school officials are learning to differentiate instruction to better meet the needs of diverse learners. Moreover, two new KDP chapters were installed in China--the Shanghai Far East School Chapter and the Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Value Education-China (APNIEVE) Chapter. With a shared commitment to professional growth and high standards, many opportunities for Sino-American exchanges were identified for student teachers, practitioners, administrators, and faculty. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China