Special Guests Include a Delegation of Education Leaders from Shanghai
Unique Educational Symposium Explores the Academic Needs of Chinese Immigrant and
Chinese American Students
WHAT: On December 2, 2011 Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will hold its second annual education conference exploring the academic needs of Chinese immigrant and Chinese American students as they pursue “college and career.” Top thought leaders spanning education, government, community, non-profit and corporate sectors will gather together to discuss best practices. Special guests include a delegation of education leaders from Shanghai.
This panel, sponsored by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® will join together some of the most preeminent thought leaders to analyze, discuss and combat the stereotype that Asian students, including Chinese immigrant and Chinese-American students always perform well in school. This conference will explore the cultural, social, linguistic and economic factors and differences that affect the success of both Chinese immigrant and Chinese-American students in the U.S educational system.
WHY: Understanding that Chinese immigrant children make up the largest growing Asian population in the U.S. and with one of the largest concentrations of Chinese Americans living in New York, this issue is of particular importance to MCNY. Fostering a spirit of education that works, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) consistently seeks new experiences and interactions that are in line with its Purpose-Centered Education model.
WHO: Featured keynote speakers will include:
Dr. Robert Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Education at New York University and Special Appointee to the U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellence Commission,
Wellington Chen, Executive Director of the Chinatown Partnership
The Shanghai group will discuss the Success Education model which has been used in China to significantly enhance academic achievement. The delegation visiting from Shanghai will include:
Dr. Linghui Tian, Assistant Professor, Educational Policy and Evaluation, Fudan University,
Mr. Jinghai Liu, Principal, Zhabei No. 8 High School and President of Success Education Center of Management Consulting, and
Mrs. Yuefang Shi, Education Associate, Zhabei No. 8 High School
Panel discussions will include:
Framing the Context: Former New York City public school Chinese students will discuss their school experience.
Pursuing College and Career: Educators and working professionals will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in college and the workplace.
Success Education Model: Shanghai educators, Principal Jinghai Liu and Dr. Linghui Tian, discuss how the education reform model, Success Education, is being used to significantly enhance the academic achievement and self-confidence of Chinese students.
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2011 – 8:30 AM – 12 Noon
431 Canal St., 11th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10013
To register for the conference and for more information, visit http://www.mcny.edu/