City to hold 2006 AIE conference
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.