The first Advanced Seminar on Education Management for Basic-Education Leaders from China
was held at Teachers College Columbia University on October 24 to November 1, 2005
. The seminar was jointly organized by the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University, USA, and the Center for Education Development, Chinese Society of Education, China. It consisted of presentations and discussion at Teachers College, and a field study of schools and other education organizations around the New York City
area. The major theme of the seminar was School Reform to Improve Learning for All Children
. Participants consisted of 24 primary & secondary school principals and local government education officials from several urban centers in China
. At Teachers College, Professor Mun Tsang was the Seminar Organizer, with Professor Henry Levin and Professor Thomas Sobol serving as Senior Academic Advisors. Dr. Wallace Wang was the Project Manager for seminar operation. The Chinese delegation was led by Ms. Qing Chang, with assistance from Mr. Xun Li.