Fudan-UC Center on China Will Promote Cultural Exchange
China seeks education link with San Diego
Maureen Magee, San Diego Union-Tribune
As China continues its path toward superpower status, its educational leaders are looking to San Diego and other cities abroad in forging partnerships that will reshape Chinese classrooms — from kindergarten to college.
Still recovering from the Cultural Revolution that shut down China’s universities, the nation’s government officials are working to improve the quality of higher-education offerings. At the same time, China is striving to prepare a new generation of K-12 students for the economic opportunities that await them.
Since 2010, China has sent more college students overseas than any other country. It is establishing international education collaborations and exchange programs at a dizzying rate.
The latest in a string of delegations of young Chinese children arrived in San Diego last week to attend summer school with local students and tour area universities under an arrangement with the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University and the Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet School.