On January 9, 2020, at the invitation of the School of Education Science of Nanjing Normal University, Professor Su Zhixin, director of the Education Reform and Cooperation Center of the School of Education, California State University, Northridge, and director of the Institute of Lifetime Honors of the China Institute, held a discussion with teachers representatives of the Department of Education. The seminar was presided over by teacher Zhang Rong from the Department of Education. Teachers from the Department of Education, including Sheng Zhaoxin, Liu Qi, Zhu Hongyang and Huang Mengwan, attended the seminar.
At the beginning of the symposium, Teacher Zhang Rong first welcomed Professor Su Zhixin's visit again. Professor Su also exchanged their academic background and research interests with the representatives of the teachers.
The discussion centered on the comparison between the Chinese and American education systems and education culture. First of all, Professor Su Zhixin analyzed the existing problems in the American education management system, and believed that especially in the field of basic education, there are many shortcomings in the American education management system and education standards that need to be resolved. Secondly, Professor Su used his own experience as an example to introduce his many years of experience in Sino-US educational cooperation projects, especially a comparatively in-depth introduction to the comparative study of Sino-US teacher training programs, summarizing the characteristics of the United States in the training of principals. The teachers' representatives also had academic discussions with Professor Su on related topics.
During the discussion, the teacher representatives of our department also introduced to Professor Su the changes in social education and scientific and technological changes to domestic education in recent years, and exchanged experiences and opinions with Professor Su on the differences between China and the United States. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Mr. Dewey's visit to China, a famous American educator, the teacher representatives of our department also exchanged the relevant results of Dewey research in China with Professor Su, and introduced the profound historical origins of Dewey and Nanjing Normal University.
At the end of the discussion, Professor Su encouraged our teachers, as members of the nation's outstanding education research team, to contribute more to the educational reform and development of the province.