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Early Childhood Education Roundtable

December 3, 2019

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This hallmark roundtable will shine a spotlight on Early Childhood Education and its essential role in the development of the individual and of society, its prosperity and sustainability. The event will gather together key business and thought leaders with policy makers, and will be held in Beijing, China in conjunction with the CACIE’s annual education conference, the largest of its kind in Asia.

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Forum Opening

Welcome Remarks

Cheng Yan Davis

Welcome Remarks

Wang Guangfa

Session 1:
The Economic Imperative for Early Care and Education
Panel Discussion: Commonalities and differences cross-nationally in Early Childhood Education

Panelists: A. Lin Goodwin, Li Shi, Rehab Ghazal

Session 2:
Creating Programs and Policies that Meet Developmental Needs of Children & Support Economic Development Goals
Panel Discussion: Policy and Practition

Panelists: Huo Liyan, Wang Hongxia, Zhang Saixiong

Session 3:
Panel Discussion- Comparative Policy Perspectives
Panel Discussion: Early Childhood Education Policy in Different Countries

Panelists: Susan Sclafani, Rebecca Maynard, Liu Chuansheng, Tan Oon Seng

GuestsPost Conference Material

Rebecca A. Maynard
University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania

Susan Sclafani
Education Consultant
Former Assistant Secretary of Education, United States

Douglas Besharov
Norman & Florence Brody Professor of Public Policy
University of Maryland

A. Lin Goodwin
Dean of Education
University of Hong Kong
Evenden Foundation Chair at TC

Shi Li
Professor & Director for the Institute for Income Distribution & Poverty Studies
Beijing Normal University

Rehab (Rubie) Ghazal
Director of the English Language Center
Drexel University

Madam Liu Chuansheng
Vice Chair of University Council
Beijing Normal University

Oon-Seng Tan
Director, Center for Research in Child Development
NIE Singapore

Liyan Huo
Director, Chinese Society of Education
Professor of Education
Beijing Normal University

Hongxia Wang
Beijing Royal Kindergarten

Saixiong Zhang
Village Teacher
Jack Ma Foundation