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Education and Global Cultural Dialogue Conference


Presenter             Presentation Title                  Biography
Robert F. Arnove   Achieving Balance among Competing Challenges in Chinese Higher Education

Robert Arnove has been a colleague of Ruth Hayhoe over 20 years as past presidents of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), as an Advisory Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Educaiton, when Professor Hayhoe was its first Director, and as a collaborator of various research and professional projects."

 Stephen A. Bahry Mutuality in Quality Minority Education in China: The need for insider/outsider comparative perspectives in research and planning  
Yi Cao Faculty appointment reform at Peking University in an era of world-class university: An organizational perspective  
Yeow Tong Chia Education and Developmental State Formation in Singapore: A Cultural Analysis  
Michael Connelly and Shijing Xu Developing Cross-cultural Education Understanding through a Canada-China Sister School Network  
Patrick Darkhor China’s Sustainable Development in 21st Century: A Success Story?  
Irv Epstein Globalization and the Commodification of Childhood: The Chinese Case  
Gong Fang & Huang Cheng-liang Characteristics, Value, Enlightening Significance of Ruth Hayhoe’s Research On China’s Higher Education

Prof. Gong is the former dean of Institute of Education and at Nanjing University, and member of Nanjing University Affairs Committee. His main research fields are theories of higher education, higher education policy, higher education management, higher education in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is also the part time professor of Xiamen University, Petroleum University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Tin Ka Ping Visiting Scholar of Chinese University of Hong Kong, executive director for Academic Committee in the Chinese Association of Higher Education. In recent years, Prof Gong has written many significant papers such as "On the 'should be' and 'could be' of system reform for modern university", which has gained high prize from academic community.

Huang Chengliang, doctoral candidate of Institute of Education, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. Finishing thesis "China's Factors in Ruth Hayhoe's Research on Higher Education" for master's degree. One of his paper's "Exploring China's University Model,"was published by Journal of Higher Education. 2010 (12)."

Joseph P. Farrell World scouting/guiding: a global movement for cross-cultural understanding and peace education  
 Linyuan Guo &  Michael O'Sullivan  Pedagogical Relationship across Cultures in a Global Classroom--From Laoshi to Partners in Learning  
 Wang Hongcai  What is the meaning of Chinese University Mode?  
 Craig K. Jacobsen  Reconstructing the Native Speaking English Teacher in China: The Nativization of David Crook in Exile   
Shi Jinghuan “Why ”and ”How” Matter: Student Engagement in China’s Context  
Mark S. Johnson  Global Foundations: Teacher Education, Transnational History and Postcolonial Theory  
Jack Lee Malaysian Higher Education: Negotiating Crossroads in the Post-Colonial Era Jack Lee was a program manager and instructor at the Centre for Intercultural Communication, University of British Columbia (UBC), from 2001-2009. During this period, he designed, managed, and facilitated intercultural training programs and workshops for both domestic and international educators, students, and professionals who functioned in culturally diverse environments. While pursuing an M.Ed. in adult education (UBC), Jack spent a year at the University of Oslo, Norway, to study comparative education. He has also lived in Germany and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin. Jack is currently a PhD student at OISE, University of Toronto, under the guidance of Ruth Hayhoe and Jane Knight. His research interest focuses on the internationalization of higher education, regionalization, and emerging education hubs particularly in Southeast Asia.
 Jun Li  “Looking at” Ours: A Cultural Perspective on the Idea of a Chinese University  
Sharon X. Li Would there be room for university governing boards to take on the role of “public supervision” under the Confucian governance?  
Jing Lin, Hong Yan, Heidi Ross, Ai Zhang, Yipei Liu and Lan Yang What makes a creative and holistic university in China? A case study of Biaobang College Prof. Jing Lin taught at McGill University for eight years and joined the University of Maryland in 2000. She has published five books on Chinese education, culture and society, systematically examining educational changes in China in the last 30 years. Further, she has done extensive research on peace education and environmental education, which result in books entitled Love, Peace and Wisdom in Education: Vision for Education in the 21st Century (2006), Educators as Peace Makers: Transforming Education for Global Peace (2008), and Spirituality, Religion, and Peace Education (2010). She is the co-editor of two book series, one on Peace Education, and the other on Transforming Education for the Future.

Currently, Professor Lin is leading a group of scholars to carry out an action research in China. This project involves introducing Western learning theories into China while rediscovering and reviving traditional ways of learning in the Chinese culture. The efforts to introduce participation, dialogues, community of learning, and student-centered teaching are met with great challenges but a great deal of opportunities.

 Ji’an Liu  Cultural Values, Government Policies, and Equality in Chinese Higher Education  
Jingjing Lou Higher Education in the Perspective of Rural Chinese Students: Findings From A Cross-Regional Survey Study Jingjing Lou is assistant professor of education and youth studies at Beloit College, Wisconsin. She obtained a B.A. from the Peking University (PR China), an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her dissertation is entitled \""The School Wall Crumbles: Pollution, Townization, and the Changing Ecology of Rural Schooling in Northwest China\"". She has been awarded a Spencer Fellowship (2007-2008), a Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad (2007-2008), a Chancellor\'s Fellowship (Indiana University, 2003-2007), and a few other research and travel grants.

Jingjing has done research on higher education reforms in Russia, US and China. Her current research focuses on education studies in Rural China, with a particular interest on how urbanization and migration has altered the ecology of rural schooling and how this has had impact on rural youth\'s academic aspiration and life expectation. In addition to teaching and research, Jingjing has also served as a research consultant for a few international and domestic NGOs. Her CV can be accessed from the following site: http://beloit.academia.edu/JingjingLou

 Jia Luo  Towards Mutuality in Modernizing Minority Higher Education Institutions in China  
 Yu Ningning  Changes of university entrance examination  
Sarfaroz Niyozov & Farid Panjwani Understanding and Teaching the Cultural/Religious Other: Implications for Educational Policy, Research and Practice  
Anatoly Oleksiyenko Comparing International Research Partnership Strategies in Canada, China and Russia  
Su-Yan Pan The State, Cross-border Higher Education, and the Mission of Chinese Universities in A Global Age Su-Yan Pan is assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Her research interests and publications cover the areas of higher education, citizenship education, international education relations, and education policy and legislation in China. Her research in these fields places emphasis on the cross-fertilization of Western and Chinese perspectives in understanding and explaining important issues such as: the role of the state in governance and social change, equity and equality, university autonomy, educational legislation, private education, world-class university, the cross-border flow of international human capital, multiple identities and citizenship education in the global context.
 Glen Peterson  ‘Education Changes the World’: Reflections on the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program  Glen Peterson is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include the history of education in China and the history of Chinese migration. His books include The Power of Words: Literacy and Revolution in South China (1997), Education, Culture and Identity in Twentieth Century China (edited with Ruth Hayhoe and Yonling Lu, 2001) and Motherland! Politics,Economy and Transnationality in the People\'s Republic of China (forthcoming 2011).
David Post A Tale Of Two Circles? Ruth Hayhoe’s Hong Kong Over 30 Years  
Heidi Ross &
Yimin Wang
Humanizing Globalization: Five Scholars Bridge East and West through Comparative and International Education

Heidi Ross is Director of the East Asian Studies Center, co-Director of the Australian National University-Indiana University Pan Asia Institute, and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University. She earned her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature at Oberlin College, an M.A. in Education/Applied Linguistics at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Administration at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ross has taught and consulted at numerous institutions in East Asia, has served as president of the Comparative and International Education Society, co-editor of Comparative Education Review, and as Chair of Educational Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Colgate University. Ross has published widely on Chinese education, gender and schooling, and qualitative research methodology, and her books include China Learns English (Yale), The Ethnographic Eye (Garland), and Taking Teaching Seriously (Paradigm). She is currently leading two field-based projects in the PRC on student engagement in Chinese higher education and girls' educational access and attainment in rural Shaanxi.

Yimin Wang is a third-year doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department with a concentration in International and Comparative Education. She obtained her Master’s degree in China Studies from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior coming to Indiana University, Yimin worked as a research associate at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, where she was actively involved in several large-scale projects aiming at nationwide curriculum reform funded by the Ministry of Education. At IU, she was awarded a Proffitt Fellowship from 2008 to 2009, a pre-dissertation field trip grant in 2010, and an International Enhancement Grant in 2011.
Yimin's current research interests include environmental education (education for sustainability), College Entrance Examination in China, reforms of Chinese higher education, and Comparative and International Education. Since Fall 2010, Yimin is also teaching an undergraduate class titled Media, Culture and Education: A Global Perspective.

Yang Rui Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: Analysis of the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora at a Major Canadian University  
 Vilma Seeberg  Sustainable international collaboration: Ruth’s multigenerational network  
Riyad A. Shahjahan Facilitator or Inhibitor of Global Cultural Dialogue? The Role of International Organizations in the Globalization of Higher Education Policy Research Associate, Centre for Leadership and Diversity (CLD), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
 Yuxin Tu   A Cultural Dialogue between China and Canada: An Empirical Study of Confucius Institutes in Canada  
You Guo Jiang Study on Ma Xiangbo’s Ideal of Higher Education You Guo Jiang was born in Chengdu, China and holds an BA in Philosophy from Ateneo de Mania University (1998), an MA in sociology from Ateneo de Manila (2002).  Work experience includes time in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Philippines with UNHCR,UNESCO and International Red Cross from 2003-2006.
STL (Licentiate of Sacred Theology) from Harvard Divinity School and Weston Jesuit School of Theology from 2007-2008.
Presently working toward Ph.D in higher education at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College in September 2008. Adviser: Professor Philip Altbach.
Research Interests: International higher education, liberal arts education, spirituality and education, counseling.

Mary Wong & Frances Wu Women, Missions, Identity, and Empire: A Comparison of Western Protestant Missionary Women in Early Twentieth and Twenty-first Century China

Mary Shepard Wong holds a doctorate in International & Intercultural Education (University of Southern California), master degrees in East Asian Languages and Cultures (University of California at Los Angeles) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL (Azusa Pacific University). She is a full Professor at Azusa Pacific University in southern California, where she directs both the field-based and online TESOL programs. She has taught ESL for two decades and has been in teacher education for one decade teaching in the US, China, and Thailand. She has conducted over 40 presentations and has a textbook with Cambridge University Press, an edited volume with Routledge co-edited with Suresh Canagarajah and one under contract co-edited with Zoltan Dornyei and Carolyn Kristjansson. She has served in leadership positions in TESOL, CATESOL, and CamTESOL. Her research interests include teacher identity, the role of Christianity in English language teaching, and internationalization and global competence.

Shuang Frances Wu is Global Learning Faculty at Azusa Pacific University's Center for Global Learning and Engagement. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy and Organization and a Master's in Postsecondary Administration, both from the University of Southern California. She received her early education in China, having obtained a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Nankai University in Tianjin. Her research interests include curriculum internationalization, foreign language education, and the role of experiential learning in intercultural competency development. 

Anne Wong Globalization of Education and Cultural Diversity: The Role of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand  
Shijing Xu Reciprocal Learning between the East and the West: Chinese Teacher Candidates’ Lived Experience in Canada  
Rui Yang Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: Analysis of the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora at a Major Canadian University Rui Yang is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research Projects and Centers), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has worked in different higher education systems, with particular interest in crossculturalism in education policy, higher education, and sociology of education. After nearly a decade of teaching and research at Shantou University in Guangdong, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in 2001. He has then taught and researched at Universities of Western Australia, Monash and Hong Kong. He has written extensively in the field of comparative and international education. His current interest is focused on comparative and global studies in education policy and higher education internationalization.
Qiang Zha University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in China: Some Comparative Reflections  
 Ran Zhang  A Contested Terrain: Chinese College Students’ Understandings of “Right” in the Global Context  
Ningsha Zhong One hundred years of pursuit – the idea of university autonomy in China (1911-2011)  
Hong Zhu Integrating Strands and Crossing Circles: A Study on International Graduate Students’ English Practices in China with a Comparative Approach  



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