Beijing Royal Charity Foundation Released the Report: Education for International Understanding in China - The Present and the Future at Forum for World Education
The Forum for World Education was held at OECD’s Paris headquarters on December 3rd and 4th 2019. As the representative of Chinese non-profit organizations, Beijing Royal Charity Foundation participated in the Forum and released the Report: Education for International Understanding in China - The Present and the Future at the event. It is the first report initiated by a charity foundation in China, and it systematically studies theories, practices and development of education for international understanding.
▲Forum for World Education
The OECD released the latest evaluation results of the "2018 International Student Assessment Program" (PISA) at 9 a.m. Paris time on December 3rd. Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of OECD, stated that OECD prepared the PISA report to “share evidence of best policies and practices, and provide timely and targeted support to help all countries to provide the best education to students.”
▲Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of OECD, Released the PISA 2018 Test Result.
President Wang Guangfa, President of Fazheng Group and Founder of Beijing Royal Charity Foundation, addressed at the Forum. “Cultural prosperity relies on the ability of seeking common grounds in differences and embracing openness and inclusiveness. Human advancement relies on cultural exchange and mutual communication. The Report: Education for International Understanding in China - The Present and the Future released at this event is in line with the theme of this Forum, the assessment standards of UNESCO’s global citizenship education and OECD’s global competence. I do hope this report could spark the discussions on education innovation and reform.”
▲Mr. Wang Guangfa, President of Fazheng Group and Founder of Beijing Royal Charity Foundation, Addressed at the Forum
The Forum for World Education (FWE) was founded earlier this year. It is a non-profit organization headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts and with operations in multiple major cities throughout the world. As there is currently a mismatch between the education system and future global workforce, business leaders hold unique ideas on how to re-position and reform education in accordance with the social changes. The Forum for World Education (FWE) is the first organization that devotes to providing an inclusive platform for world business leaders, former and current educational policymakers and world-renowned educators to carry out educational conversations and discussions. Major issues discussed in FWE include economic growth and prosperity, quality of national workforce, career prospect in digital society, opportunities and equality for the vulnerable. Beijing Royal Charity Foundation is the partner of FWE in China.
An array of leaders gathered at the Forum for World Education：global leaders from political and business world, former Ministers of Education, government policymakers and world-class scholars, such as Dr. Pam Grossman, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Jack Ma, Founder of the Alibaba Group, President Wang Guangfa of Beijing Fazheng Group and others. They gathered at the conference center of OECD, contributing their thoughts on future education development. They discussed and specified the priority for the future, designed new education mode and system for next decade and advocated active participation of all.
▲Mr. Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba Group Addressed at the Forum
▲Ms. Pan Jun, Chairperson of Beijing Royal Charity Foundation and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands Exchanged Opinions on Education and Philanthropy.
The Report: Education for International Understanding in China - The Present and the Future asks the question of “what kind of talents should we cultivate”. It focuses on the standards of global competence of OECD and core competence for student development of China’s Ministry of Education, aiming to explore in ways of education for international understanding to cultivate talents with global visions, knowledge on international rules and abilities of participating in international affairs and competitions.
The report has uncovered the landscapes of education for international understanding in China, ranging from theoretical foundation, current practices and future pathways. It offers a Chinese solution on the promotion of education for international understanding, providing an access for international society to learn about the modern educational practices in China and laying foundations for building a community with a shared future for mankind.
This report consists of four parts:
Part one is the introduction of the origin and global impacts of education for international understanding, and the development history and significance of education for international understanding in China;
Part two describes the practical explorations with Chinese characteristics made by schools and non-profit organizations in education for international understanding in terms of curriculum, faculty, foreign communications and cooperation, and evaluation;
Part three, from a qualitative and quantitative perspective, introduces the sampling results of PISA global competence framework which is revised with Chinese characteristics taken into consideration.
Part four looks into prospect of education for international understanding in China on the basis of the first three parts .
▲Education for International Understanding in China- The Present and the Future
Beijing Royal Charity Foundation introduced the Education for International Understanding Program in 2017. It devotes to promoting development of education for international understanding in China and introducing the Chinese practices to the world by sponsoring academic researches, implementing field researches and organizing international exchange activities. Beijing Royal Charity Foundation will further improve and enrich the program content and practices of education for international understanding. Meanwhile, it will strengthen the training of faculty and cultivation of students from less-developed areas in Central and Western China. It is committed to cultivating batches of applied and versatile international talents for the development of China in the next 30 years.
After the Report: Education for International Understanding in China - The Present and the Future was released at the Forum for World Education in Paris, it will be released in December 2019 in China. Stay tuned for more details.