Chinese Language Education for Overseas Children

Chinese Language Education for Overseas Children : Practice and Research

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This book discusses multiple key elements of the overseas Chinese language education for overseas children system, for example, organizational managements of Chinese schools, history, how to evaluate teaching materials, and methodologies. Around the world, there are two most challenging areas in overseas Chinese education, i.e. the selections of teaching materials and teaching methods. Most chapters in this book provide focused discussions based on firsthand experience in classroom teaching in Chinese schools, analysis of observations, extraction of data and theoretical analysis. It highlights and promotes innovations in advancing teaching materials and methods, especially for the overseas Chinese language education system. The book provides practical, short and enlightening chapters, for teachers, colleagues, overseas Chinese community, and Chinese school managers. It aims for further advancing the special field of overseas Chinese language education. More information is at http: //gwcs-md.org
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About Assistant Professor Peng Wang

Mr. Peng Wang holds degrees in Engineering, Computer Science and MBA. He served in a Maryland Chinese School as an Assistant Principal and later Principal. He was an author of numerous articles on Overseas Chinese Language education. He initiated the development of this CHINESE LEARNING SERIES curriculum and teaching materials in collaboration with other teachers and renowned Chinese language education scholars in China, Canada and US. A new assessment method was also created by Mr. Wang and developed with others to quantify the number of Chinese characters that students learnt. He is a founder and Principal of the Great Wall Chinese School, Maryland, USA (GWCS). Dr. Qian Ning has a M.D. degree. She has years of experience in teaching Chinese in after-school programs at several schools in Montgomery County, MD. Dr. Ning played a leadership role in numerous Chinese educational research studies including the development of this CHINESE LEARNING SERIES curriculum, teacher and student handbooks. She is an author of several published papers relating to Chinese education. Dr. Ning is a co-founder of the GWCS. Ms. Guijuan Tian holds a BA degree in Education. She has 16 years of experience in teaching Grade 1-6 students Chinese at Primary Schools in Tianjin, China. She is responsible for curricular development and student assessments. Ms. Tian is high ranking Chinese teacher and received many awards from City and Department of Education in China. She published a lots papers related teaching skills and new methods. She studies on close to 100 Chinese education curricula and textbooks before the development of this CHINESE LEARNING SERIES curriculum and related publications. Dr. Yuxin Men holds a M.D. and a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Science. She has years of experience in teaching Grade 1-3 students Chinese at several Chinese Schools in Maryland, USA. She is a co-founder and the Associate Dean of GWCS responsible for curricular development and student assessments. Dr. Men led an evaluation study on close to 100 Chinese education curricula and textbooks before the development of this CHINESE LEARNING SERIES curriculum and related publications.
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