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City to hold 2006 AIE conference
18/10/2006 17:23

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

More than 200 academics and experts from 15 countries will attend the 2006 Alliance for International Education (AIE) conference in Shanghai from October 27 to 29, the first of its kind to be held outside Europe.
The conference, themed "cultivating global citizens," aims to boost the development of international and cross-cultural education.
The AIE was founded in 2002 by several famous international education organizations, including the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO); the Center for the Study of Education in an International Context (CEIC) at the University of Bath; the Council of International Schools (CIS); International School of Dusseldorf (ISD); the Dutch International Schools (DIS); the European Council of International Schools (ECIS); George Mason University (GMU); the International Schools Association (ISA); and the United World Colleges (UWC).
At the 2004 conference in Dusseldorf, Dr. Betty Chan, from the Hong Kong-based Yew Chung Education Foundation, delivered a speech on the ideologies and experiences of international education systems from a special Asian perspective. In response to her speech, the AIE decided to hold the 2006 conference in Shanghai, with joint sponsorship from the Yew Chung Education Foundation and the Shanghai Education Association for International Exchange. The AIE is also considering the opening of regional branches.