We are beyond excited to officially announce that GEC Academy and the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (CoCE) have established a new strategic collaboration for international cultural, educational exchanges, and training. Both institutions have agreed upon exploring different forms of cooperation in fields of cultural exchange and training together. Our collaboration seeks to contribute to a better understanding of cross-cultural exchange and effective teaching and learning. We aim to build a strong bridge between teachers, educators, and researchers in order to make collaborative contributions to the designated fields in education, drawn upon the interests and expertise of faculty at GEC and Teachers College (TC)*.
* Teachers College, Columbia University (TC), a renowned graduate school of education, health, and psychology, is famous for its outstanding alumni and faculty. They have achieved notable positions in various fields, including academia, government, social science research, etc. Many remarkable Chinese educators who played critical roles in modernizing the school system in China in the early 1900s were TC alumni. These outstanding alumni included Xingzhi Tao, a renowned educator and reformer who championed progressive education, and Shi Hu, a widely recognized key contributor to Chinese liberalism and language reform.