Issue 48, Jingshi Philanthropy Seminar Series
College Graduates Teaching Assistance and Leadership Improvement
It has no longer been a choice for a few college graduates to assist teaching after graduating from college.
Every year, Teach For China recruits a group of outstanding graduating college students and some professionals with work experience to participate in teaching assistance program. The students basically come from national key universities, among whom 10% are overseas returnees. They are idealists who do solid work and have dreams. They create more possibilities for the future of children with love and wisdom.
Long-term teaching assistance is beneficial to college graduates who cannot only exercise their communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to simplify complicated problems but also build their inner strength. “Every year when we start inductions, I would hold a seminar with the selected graduates, understanding their basic information. During the second year when I see them again, I am usually very impressed. They are like true leaders when talking. They clearly show me what leadership is,” said Mr. Liu Zepeng, Chairman of Teach For China, who has witnessed the growth of those young people through personal experience and observation.
Currently, rural education remains to face a lot of challenges. The problems such as the unbalance between urban and rural educational resources, severe loss of rural teachers, high dropout rate and so on still exist. To help children receive equal amount of high-quality education regardless of their family backgrounds, we need more young people to show their love and wisdom.
During this Jingshi Philanthropy Seminar, we have invited Mr. Liu Pengze, Chairman of Teach For China and former Vice Minister of the Organizing Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, who will speak from the perspective of teaching assistance by college graduates and leadership and combine his long-term observation and reflection to interpret for us the current situation of rural education in China and how a group of outstanding graduating college students realize self-iteration and self-growth during the process of assistance teaching.
Guest of Honor: Liu Zepeng
Time: December 16, 2016 (Friday), 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Academic Hall, 3rd F, University Library, Beijing Normal University
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Introduction of Guest of Honor
(Source: China Philanthropist)
Liu Zepeng graduated from Department of Automatic Control, Tsinghua University. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1974. He has successively held posts of Vice Minister of the Organizing Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Deputy Director of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, and Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee. Liu Zepeng has always been devoted to education and public welfare undertakings. In 2007, he initiated “Pediment” Program Fund, which was used to fund professional training and cultural education for a tennis team called “Pediment” of 12 ethnic minority girls in Yunnan. In 2010 during the session of the CPPCC National Committee, Liu Zepeng also proposed to suggest newly appointed civil servants go to rural areas for one-year assistance teaching. In 2012, he joined the project council of Teach For China. Since 2014, he has been the Chairman of Teach For China and has helped the rapid growth of Teach For China in an all-round manner.