Several Chinese educators have spent the last four months at the University of Illinois Springfield, attending education classes to learn about the American educational system.
Wednesday, they made a stop at the Waverly School District, where they observed several classes at the elementary and high school levels, as well as talked with teachers about how they structure their lessons.
Cindy Wilson, the chairwoman for the Department of Teacher Education Preparation, said the delegation attended a teacher education class where they talked with students about how they prepare for the classroom and how the structure is different in the two countries.
The students also visited several classrooms to see how they are different.
“Waverly is a rural school and this allows them to see the difference from what they see in China,” Wilson said. “Education is different around the world.”
The story was reported by the Jacksonville Journal Courier on April 21, 2016.
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