• Is professional development conducted by university staff or by master teachers? If both, would the two types work together or separately? If both, what portion is done by each?

  • What professional development is conducted by other groups?

  • How does professional development vary with rank?

    • Is there a regular sequence of activities, or is it individually tailored, with wide variation?

    • Does a teacher progress from receiving to providing professional development as he or she progresses in rank? Is this formalized, or is it simply a tendency?

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Break - Garden

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Session 8 - Garden Room I

Discussions and Closing Session

U.S. Chair: Janine Remillard

China Chair: Shiqi Li

During the first portion of this session, American and Chinese participants will meet separately to discuss:

  • what they have learned thus far about the other country and how they might apply these lessons to their own country,

  • whether their questions have been addressed and to formulate questions that are still unanswered, and

  • what they would like to see as follow-up to the conference.

During the second portion of this session, each group will:

  • describe what they have learned about the other country’s practices,

  • answer the other group’s remaining questions, and

  • present its ideas about follow-up.

There will then be a general closing discussion.

5:00 p.m.: Adjourn

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