Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dr. Yong Zhao to Visit Emporia State University

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
7 p.m.
Albert Taylor Hall in Plumb Hall

Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Born and raised in China and now a professor at the University of Oregon, Zhao bases many of his observations on extensive research and firsthand experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States.

At a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in,
is education reform in the United States headed down the right path? Are schools emphasizing
the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society? Are education
systems in China and other countries really as superior as some people claim?

In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao addresses these and other questions.. His unique perspective leads him to conclude that American education is at a crossroads and we need to change course to maintain leadership in a rapidly changing world.

Co-sponsored by ESU Special Events Board, Academic Enhancement Grants,
Phi Delta Kappa, & the Department of Instructional Design & Technology.