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Exploring new research on Chinese education

April 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5


Sponsors: Office of International Studies in Education

Audiences: General Public, College of Education Faculty, Staff, and Students

Please join us for the final panel presentation by our visiting graduate students from Southwest University in China. While the Southwest colleagues are here, they are simultaneously working on their research theses while learning more about U.S. education. Come hear about new directions in Chinese education, new approaches to research in China and the insights these visiting scholars have from their time in the United States.


The Study of Gender Roles in Children’s Animation Characters
Presenter: Lulu (Lu Cui) 

As one of the most popular types of television shows, animation has a great influence on children’s development. Nowadays, people are paying more attention to animations. According to previous studies, a lot of media have gender stereotypes and gender prejudice. This study examines what gender roles in children’s animation characters look like.

Problems in Training of Early Childhood Teachers and Their Countermeasures: A Sample Analysis of Training Early Childhood Teachers in Chongqing from Midwest Areas Conducted in Southwest University Under the 2014 National Training Program

Presenter: Echo (Yuan Xiaodi) 

To improve the education quality of midwest regions, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance launched the “national training program—midwest early childhood teacher training programs.” The project has achieved good results, but problems exist. Some teachers involved in training lack enthusiasm. Some of the training content lacks specifics. Team building among experts is difficult. There is insufficient scientific management, the plans for training times are not reasonable and so on. Through analysis of interviews, questionnaires and observation, I propose the following improvement strategies: a normative “national training program” and improving teachers’ participation in the training initiative; emphasis on research on training needs; scientifically setting content of training programs; focusing on supervision of the training process; improving program management and service levels and reasonable arrangements for training time to ensure the effectiveness of training.

A Comparative Study of the Welfare Policy of Grandparent-raised Children in the U.S. and China
Presenter: Durriya (Wei Daiyan) 

With changing social environments and family structures in both America and China, an increasing number of grandparents play an important role in educating children. Grandparenting has become a common social phenomenon. Through literature analysis, this paper analyzes the main welfare policy issues related to children raised by grandparents and provides some ideas for China and America.

Research on Problems and Countermeasures of Enhancing the Appeal of Vocational Education 
Presenter: Evelyn (Xi Lingbing)

This research explores the roles and importance of vocational education in modern China, the present situation. Some key problems existing in vocational education are pointed out and corresponding suggestions made.



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