A Chronicle of Events of the CSE (2014)
On January 19, the opening ceremony of Tai’erzhuang educational reform experimental zone of the Chinese Society of Education (CSE) was held in Tai’erzhuang, an old town in Zaozhuang, Shandong province.
From January 22 to January 23, under the commission of the Ministry of Education, the CSE undertook the assessment work for the First Basic Education National Teaching Achievement Award.
On February14, Mr. Yang Nianlu, secretary-general of CSE, met with Doctor Joyce S. Pickering, President of AMS, honorary executive director of American Shelton State Community College and its assessment center, and Mrs. Wu Sihui, Chairman of the Board of Wisdom International Education Group. They discussed about the current situation and developing trend of Montessori in China. They also exchanged views on how to promote and spread the educational ideology and values of Montessori in China, and even around the world.
On March 6, the people’s government of Baoan District, Shenzhen City and CSE co-held the signing and opening ceremony of the “Future Educators Development Project”.
On March 26, the Eighth Membership Representative and General Election Conference of the Yunnan Society of Education was held in Kunming, Yunnan Province.
From March 27 to 28, “The First MOOC Conference” was co-held in Shenzhen by the National Consortium for Modern Tertiary Online Education, the China Learning and Development Club and the CSE, and the theme of the conference was “to forecast the trend, to explore the mode, and to reach the consensus”. Meanwhile, the Second National Micro lectures Competition was launched.
On March 29, the “2014 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Education” was held in Beijing.
In the afternoon of April 15, the first “Education Salon” was jointly held by the CSE and Guangming Daily in Guangming Daily Publishing House. This salon centered on students’ entering neighborhood schools - the choice between “the close” and “the good”. Discussions were conducted around the crucial reason for the continuous hustle of school selection, the difficulties and priorities in reform advancement, the fundamental solutions to the problems and so on.
On April 16, under the review of the Review and Appraisal Board of the CSE branches and the approval of the executive council, the CSE decided to establish the Pre-school Education Professional Commission, Class Head Teacher Professional Commission, Aesthetic Education Center, Tradition Culture Education Center, Basic Education International Exchange and Research Center, Financial Intelligence Education Center, Juvenile Innovation Education and Research Center.
On April 25, “Senior High School Education Professional Commission of the CSE: Expanded Meeting of the Fifth Executive Committee and the Founding Meeting of the Sixth” was held in Beijing.
From April 26 to 27, “The Fourth National Conference of Headmasters of Middle Schools” was held in Beijing, with the theme as “Reform on Middle School Curriculum and Assessment System”.
On April 27, the middle-term symposium of Jiaojiang educational reform experimental zone was held.
From May 8 to 9, “Establishment of the Chinese Educators Growth Alliance and the First National Regional Educators Growth Symposium” was held in Qingdao by the editorial office of Future Educationalists and Qingdao Education Bureau. The aim of this symposium is to help fulfill the dreams of Chinese educators, to set up a nationwide academic platform for educators to learn, communicate, discuss and spread valuable research results.
In the afternoon of May 21, the second “Education Salon”, themed on “Is It Worthwhile to Go Abroad for Study at a Young Age?”, was held by the CSE and Guangming Daily.
On May 22, “The Third CSE‘ Chinese Modern Schools Alliance’ Forum and Qingdao On-the-Spot Meeting” was hosted in the conference center of Fuxin Hotel in Qingdao by the Chinese Society of Education and the Shandong Society of Education, under the support of the Educational Administrative Branch of Chinese Association of Education and the Education Management Research Specialty Committee of the Shandong Society of Education.
On June 13, CSE held “The First Online Exchange Meeting for Special Observers around China”. Online exchanges were conducted among over 70 special observers from various provinces including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Hunan, Jilin, and Qinghai.
From June, 18 to 22, a meeting-based evaluation was organized in accordance with the “2014 Evaluation Schemes for the First Basic Education National Teaching Achievement Award”, the “2014 Evaluation Index System of the First Basic Education National Teaching Achievement Award”, and “Meeting-based Appraisal and Examination Rules”. One hundred members of the CSE Assessment Committee had an enclosed review in Beijing. Two programs stood out for the grand prize, 48 for the first prize and 367 others for the second prize.
From June 22 to 24, the CSE President Zhong Binglin, together with vice president Zhang Xupei and deputy secretary-general Zhu Ping, paid a visit to the educational reform experimental zone in Jiang’an, Wuhan, for supervision and inspection.
On July, 3, the secretariat of the CSE held a general meeting. On the meeting, Lv Jie, deputy director of the Personnel Division, announced the appointment of You Sen. As was discussed and decided on the Party group meeting held on June 9, 2014, You Sen was appointed the deputy secretary-general of the secretariat of Chinese Society of Education (with a one-year probation). Liu Limin, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
On July 3, “The CSE Experimental Zone Office of Primary and Secondary Education Assessment Reform” and “China Education Consultant Certification Center” were established.
On August 20, the CSE announced the evaluation results of the application projects of the 2014 Education and Scientific Research Program for the 12th Five-Year Plan. More than 120 project proposals were received since March and 40 were approved by the expert panel of the CSE’s academic committee, among which 11 were identified as key projects and 29 as planning ones.
On August 20, after the online preliminary assessment, expert re-evaluation and the examination of the organizing committee, the CSE released the results of the First Online Expo of the Scientific and Research Achievements in Basic Education. Among the 699 reviewed achievements,342 had won the awards, with 35 won the first prize, 101 the second and 206 the third.
In the morning of September 1, the awarding ceremony of the nomination of the “Demonstration Base of Education Reform of Chinese Society of Education” was held in Tsinghua University Primary School.
On September 4, the Ministry of Education released the “Decision on the Approval of the 2014 National Teaching Achievements Award-winning Projects”. In the first competition for the National Awards of Basic Education Teaching Achievements, two projects were awarded the grand prize, 48 won the first prize and 367 the second prize, all evaluated by the CSE.
In the morning of September 5, the CSE, China Association of Higher Education and Guangming Daily co-hosted the fourth “Education Salon”. Views were exchanged on “Tackling Problems in College Entrance Examination Reform Head-on”.
From September 11 to 12, “The Seventh Cross-strait Youth Education Seminar” themed on “Teachers’ Professional Development”, sponsored by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, the CSE and Taiwan Provincial Education Association and co-hosted by Jiangsu Education Association and Nanjing Education Bureau, was held in Nanjing.
On October 10, the “Executive Committee Transition Meeting of the Junior High School Education Professional Commission of the CSE Election and the National Conference of Headmasters of Middle Schools” was held in Binhai New Area, Tianjin.
On October 14, the “Pilot Project of Chinese School Physical Education Dream works and Pilot Project of Chinese School Physical Quality Education”, initiated by the CSE and supported by Beijing Olympic City Development Promotion Association, was launched in Tianjin.
On October 14, the “Enlarged Meeting of the Second Executive Committee of the Family Education Professional Commission of the CSE and the Founding Meeting of the Third” was held in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province.
From October 14 to 16, “The Seventeenth Cross-strait Family Education Seminar 2014”with the theme of Modern Values and Development of Traditional Family Culture was held in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province.
In the morning of October 16, the “Establishment of the Class Head Teacher Professional Commission of the CSE and the First Academic Annual Conference”, sponsored by the CSE and organized by Yangzhou Education Bureau and Hanjiang High School of Jiangsu Province, was held in Hanjiang Middle School. The theme was “Head Teachers’ Development Conditions and Prospect in China”.
On October 17, according to the “Notice on Collection and Evaluation of Essays (2014)” and the “Working Plan for the CSE Essay Evaluation (2014)” issued by the CSE, and after three rounds of assessment, the appraisal results were released, with three essays winning the first prize, 10the second prize and 148 the third.
In the afternoon of October 17, the fifth “Education Salon” was co-hosted by the CSE and Guangming Daily on “How to Promote Football in School”.
From October 18 to 19, the “International Conference of the East Asia Child Science and Child Brain Potential Development and Behavior Development Forum, co-sponsored by the CSE, Chinese Association for Improving Birth Outcome and Child Development, Chinese Foundation for Teacher Development and Japanese Children Research Institute, and organized by Shanghai Xing Jian College and the Preschool Education Professional Commission of the CSE, took place in Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. This conference was essentially an academic exchanges during the joint implementation of the “East Asia Child Science Exchange Program” and “Child Brain Potential Development and Behavior Development Program”.
On October 22, “The Seventh Annual Academic Meeting of the Primary Education Professional Commission of the CSE and the Second International Seminar on Chinese Primary Education” took place in Beijing. Its theme was “Focus on Curriculum Innovation For the Health, Happiness and Growth of Every Child”.
On October 24, three delegates from the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) of the British Colombia of Canada visited the CSE on invitation.
On October 30, “Enlarged Meeting of the Sixth Executive Committee of the Physical and Health Education Branch of the CSE and the Seventh Executive Committee” took place in Xinyang, Henan Province.
From October 30 to 31, the “Establishment of the Financial Intelligence Education Center of CSE and the 2014 Annual Meeting of Financial Intelligence Education for Primary and Secondary Schools” was held in Chongqing Bashu Secondary School. The theme for this year’s meeting was “Financial Intelligence Education and the Improvement of Students’ Overall Quality”.
On October 31, the “Founding Conference of the Second Executive Committee of the Science Education Branch of the CSE” was held in Siming District, Xiamen.
On November 10, Liu Limin, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education and Yang Nianlu, secretary-general of the CSE, attended the “UNESCO Sustainable Development Education Conference” held in Nagoya, Japan.
In the afternoon of November 20, the CSE and Guangming Daily co-hosted the sixth “Education Salon” on “Legal Education: What Is Missing”.
From November 20 to 21, the “Mid-term Report Meeting on the Happiness Education Research” was convened in Wujiagang Education Reform Experimental Zone in Yichang, Hubei Province.
In the afternoon of November 28, a president meeting was convened and attended by President Zhong Binglin, standing vice presidents Dai Jiagan and Liu Tangjiang, vice presidents Ding Gang, Zhu Yongxin, Zhu Muju, Li Xigui, Wu Yingmin, Zhang Zhiyong, Zhang Zhuoyu, Zhang Xupei, Lin Yanzhi, Hu Jinbo, Gu Jiu and Yuan Zhenguo, secretary-general Yang Nianlu and vice secretaries Ma Jianhua, You Sen, Meng Gang, Wang Yan and Chen Li.
From November 29 to 30, “the 27th Academic Annual Conference of the CSE”, sponsored by the CSE, organized by Beijing Dongcheng District Education Committee and supported by Beijing No.2 Middle School, was held in Beijing and attended by nearly 1,000 basic education practitioners. Its theme was “Deepen Comprehensive Education Reform and Advance Education Modernization”.
From December 1 to 3, the “2014 China International Wise Education Exhibition”, sponsored by the CSE and co-hosted by the Journal of the Chinese Society of Education and Yasen International Co., Ltd., was held in China National Convention Center in Beijing. A total of218 cutting-edge enterprises in education informatization industry and more than 20 education bureaus and schools joined in the exhibition, attracting nearly 10,000 visitors nationwide.
On December 4, the “General Election of School Culture Research Branch of CSE” was held in Baoan District, Shenzhen.
From December 9 to 10, “The Second National Forum on the Development of Future Educators” was held in Bao’an District, Shenzhen, sponsored by the CSE and the People’s Government of Bao’an District, Shenzhen, and organized by the editorial office of Future Educationalists, Bao’an Education Bureau of Shenzhen and Bao’an Education Science Research and Training Center. The theme of this forum was“Createa Free Environment for Educators’ Development”
From December 10 to 11, a group of experts, including vice presidents Zhu Muju, Yin Houqing, deputy secretary-general Zhu Ping and director of Shanghai Education Association Zhang Minsheng paid a visit for the mid-term supervision on the education reform of Xuhui District, Shanghai.
From December 13 to 14, the “Establishment of the Tradition Culture Education Center of the CSE and the First Academic Annual Meeting” was held in Jinan, Shandong Province with the theme of “Meaning and Value of Tradition Culture Education”
On December 21, sponsored by the CSE Family Education Committee and China Children’s Press & Publication Group and supported by Jingrui Education Foundation, the 2014 education forum with the theme of The future of Education – What Is To Be Expected for Children was held in Beijing Normal University.
From December 22 to 23, the “2014 Work Exchange Meeting of Secretary-generals of CSE Branches” was held in Beijing Jingmin Building.
In the afternoon of December 23, co-hosted by the CSE and Guangming Daily, the seventh “Education Salon” with the theme of “What Makes a Good School” was held in Beijing.