Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community Collegen welcomes delegation of Chinese educators
November 12, 2008
Seventeen principals from Beijing and two administrators from the Chaoyang Commission of Education are spending 11 days in Prince William County to learn about educational management.
The group started their visit on Nov. 4 at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College where Provost Hortense Hinton welcomed them and Executive Vice President John Dever provided an overview of the College’s mission and structure. Kathleen Ludlow, head of the Manassas Campus Early Childhood Development Program, shared her knowledge of K-12 administration.
The visitors also met with Alex Stein and Beatriz Ceja of the U.S. Department of Education who described America’s school system and discussed educational leadership theories and practices.
Tours of several Prince William County schools were organized so the educators could observe classes and compare management concepts with principals. ESOL and World Languages Supervisor Carol Bass spent time with the delegation and explained the Prince William County Public Schools system.
On Nov. 13, two Teaching Ambassador Fellows from the U.S. Department of Education will make a presentation to the Chinese delegation on “Decision Making in U.S. Education.” The presentation will take place in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus.
All arrangements were made by NOVA’s Academy for Culture and Language in cooperation with the Beijing Century Peace International Culture and Education Exchange Center. The Academy offers language classes for local residents and international students, customized courses for the workplace, and training in cross-cultural communication, multiculturalism and diversity. To learn more, call Heidi Adamson at 703-257-6530.
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