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2008 Advanced Seminar on Scale and Sustainability of Schools for Migrant Children, held in Beijing

On the morning of the 26 June, 2008 a high-level seminar on the scale and sustainability of schools for migrant children was held in Beijing.

 

The seminar was organized by the Sunshine Fortune Education Investment and Consultancy Co. Ltd. with the support of the Education Forum for Asia (EFA) with development of schools for the floating population’s children as its topic. Learning from foreign countries’ experience, the seminar disseminated the problems facing migrant children's education and explored the feasible direction and the future development path of education in the mega cities of China, for both the government’s and schools’ reference, so as to contribute to improving the education quality for these children.

 

People present at the seminar were the Dean of the Education School of Newcastle University, UK, the director of E.G. West research center, the president of the education foundation of Singapore Orient Global Education Investment Corporation, Mr. James Dooley, an authoritative education expert in the UK, Mr. Yao Wang, Director of Boao Forum for Asia and Secretary-General of EFA, Doctor Wu Ni, Director of the education development center of the China National Institute for Educational Research, Mr. Liu Qiang, Chief Research Fellow of the Education School of Newcastle University, UK and President of Sunshine Fortune Education Investment and Consultancy Co. Ltd., Ms. Isabella Liu, Executive Director of EFA, founding-members and schoolmasters of schools for children of migrant workers. Xinhua News Agency, China Education Newspaper, China Youth Daily, Sohu education channel, and others reported on the seminar.

 

EFA is building a high-level platform for dialogue to discuss various problems facing Asian educational development, to offer innovative solutions to educational development objectives, educational decisions and international education cooperation, and those encountered in social and community development. EFA also promotes mutual understanding among Asian countries through cultural and academic exchanges and contributes to increasing educational opportunities for children from poor families and vulnerable groups in Asia, so as to promote educational development in the region.

 

 

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