The China Institute of Education Policy’s First Specialist Committee Meeting Held at BNU
The China Institute of Education Policy recently held its first Specialist Committee Meeting at BNU. Attendees included Yan Junqi, Vice Chairperson of the National People’s Committee (NPC), President of the China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), and Director of the China Institute of Education Policy; Luo Fuhe, CPPCC Vice Chairperson, Executive Vice President of CAPD, and Deputy Director of the China Institute of Education Policy; Liu Chuansheng, Chairperson of the BNU Council and Chairperson of the China Institute of Education Policy; Zhong Binglin, President of BNU and Chairperson of the China Institute of Education Policy; Wang Zuoshu, member of the NPC’s Standing Committee and Deputy Director of the China Institute of Education Policy; Pang Lijuan, member of the NPC’s Standing Committee and Executive Deputy Director of the China Institute of Education Policy; Zhou Zuoyu, Chairperson of the BNU School of Education and Deputy Director of the China Institute of Education Policy; and Liu Fuxing, Chief of the BNU Office of Social Science and Research and Deputy Director of the China Institute of Education Policy.
The meeting was moderated by Gu Mingyuan, President of the Chinese Society of Education, BNU Honorary Professor, and Chairperson of the Specialist Committee of the China Institute of Education Policy.
Distinguished participants of the Specialist Committee included Yuan Zhenguo, Vice Chairperson of the Institute’s Specialist Committee and Director of the China National Institute for Educational Research; Lin Chongde, President of the Chinese Psychological Society and a senior professor at BNU; Zhang Li, Director of the National Center of Educational Development and Research; Shi Ningzhong, President of Northeast Normal University; Liu Xincheng, President of Capital Normal University; Xie Weihe, Vice President of Tsinghua University; Zhang Zhiyong, Deputy General Director of the Education Department of Shandong Province and Deputy Director of the Education Committee of the CAPD; Lu Ganqi, Director of the Office of Education of the NPC Educational Scientific, Cultural, and Public Health Committee; Wang Yingjie, Chair of the Academic Committee of BNU’s School of Education; Lao Kaisheng, Chairperson of the Educational Prescript and Policy Professional Commission of the Chinese Society of Education and Director of the Academic Committee of Capital Normal University; Chen Xuefei, Deputy Director of the Committee of Disciplines of the China Higher Education Society and professor at Peking University; Zhu Hongqi, Party Branch Secretary of the School of Education at BNU; Li Xigui, National School Inspector General and Principal of Beijing National Day School; and Wang Zheng, Principal of the Affiliated High School of Peking University.
“Chinese educational reform and development has entered a totally new phase,” said Yan Junqi. “The promotion of scientific and democratic education policymaking is a great challenge for policymakers. The China Institute of Education Policy must serve as a bridge between theoretical research and policymaking, striving to become a channel through which experts and scholars can exert their influence on important national policies and strategies and provide advisory services to the setting of China’s scientific policy.” Luo Fuhe called for an unceasing effort on the part of the institute to facilitate national education policymaking and to establish itself as China’s premier think-tank for education policymaking. Wang Zuoshu encouraged the institute to utilize the resources offered by BNU, CAPD, and the institute’s experts to enhance its leadership edge and its specialist capabilities. Pang Lijun, Zhou Zuoyu, and Liu Fuxing, among others, spoke of the institute’s work of the past year and of its plans for growth and development.
During the free discussion, committee members expressed their opinions and proposed ideas regarding the future development of the institute.
In his summary, Gu Mingyuan praised the positive impact of the institute to date on China’s educational reform and development. He urged the institute to take full advantage of BNU’s disciplines, to strengthen cohesion, to highlight its distinguishing characteristics, and to make a persistent effort in the direction of even higher achievement.
At the meeting, the leadership of the China Institute of Education Policy presented in detail the institute’s recent work and communicated their ideas on future development. Members of the Specialist Committee also used this opportunity to consult and to make suggestions for the institute’s development plan, research concentration, and innovative system.
(by the China Institute of Education Policy)