The Ninth Cross-Strait Seminar on Youth Education Held in Chengdu
On August 15 and 16, the Ninth Cross-Strait Seminar on Youth Education, sponsored by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), the Chinese Society of Education (CSE), and Taiwan Provincial Education Association, was held in Wenjiang District, Chengdu. President Zhong Binglin and Secretary-General Yang Nianlu of the CSE, Vice Chairperson Jing Dunquan and Director Li Anjin of Mission Development Department of CSCLF, Director Li Jianxing and former Director Guo Tiancai of Taiwan Provincial Education Association, and President Wang Zhijian of the Chengdu Society of Education attended the seminar, along with over 120 scholars, principals, teachers, and directors of relevant organizations from both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
This seminar focused on the theme of “Issues and Prospects of Youth.”Experts and scholars across the Taiwan Strait exchanged in-depth elaborations and views on several subjects, such as “Social Transformation and Prospects of the Modern Development of Youth Education,”“A Behavioral Study on Effectiveness of Adventure Education of High Schools in Improving Team Cohesion and Self-efficacy,”“Emotional Education of Primary School Students Based on Core Qualities,” and “Responsibility Education as the Foundation for Moral Wisdom.”
Inaugurated in 2007, the Cross-Strait Seminar on Youth Education has been held eight times. The mainland and Taiwan area take turns to hold the seminar each year. The themes of previous seminars include “Interaction between School Education and Social Education,”“Difficulties and Reflections: Formative Education,” the “people-oriented” conception and practices, life education, education of Chinese culture, moral education, professional development of teachers, and environmental education. Each seminar is a reconsideration and fresh start for the cross-strait youth education. Through experience sharing and opinion exchanges, both the mainland and Taiwan area understand the differences; by discussing the confusions and difficulties encountered in education and teaching, educators across the Taiwan Strait can learn from each other’s education philosophies, and thus jointly improve the contemporary education methods.
The CSE expects to work together with CSCLF and Taiwan Provincial Education Association to contribute to the sustainable development and promising future of cross-strait youth education.
After the Seminar, the delegation of Taiwan Provincial Education Association visited Qingfeng Street Elementary School of Wenjiang District and Wenjiang No.2 Middle School. They were greatly impressed by the emotional and intelligent education and education of traditional culture developed in the two schools.