Ping LIU (Ms.), Xuefeng QIAO (Dr.)
As globalisation accelerates, educational excellence is regarded as the core target that is being pursued by educational practitioners around the world. The pursuit of educational excellence can not only satisfy the public’s wish for quality education, but also provide strong support for economic and social development. Since the reform and opening up, historic achievements have been secured, and historic changes have taken place in China's education, resulting in the realisation of an all-round and systematic improvement. However, educational practitioners are still facing two major problems that we need to think through and act on:
a) how to construct a powerful nation in education and provide a good education that meets the public's needs;
b) how to resolve issues related to providing a good education such as unbalanced and inadequate development, to allow every child to enjoy an equitable and quality education.
The 19th CPC Congress has comprehensively deployed the reform and development of education in the new era, charging educators in China with the historical mission of pursuing educational excellence that takes root in China, looks to the outside world, and builds an educationally powerful nation.
This international conference aims to provide educators in China and around the world a cross-national and cross-cultural dialogue platform to share ideas in development of educational excellence for promoting educational reform and development and building a powerful nation in education. This international conference has invited internationally renowned educators as invited speakers to discuss with us their ideas and actions in pursuing educational excellence and to share with educators from around the world their research achievements and practical experience in education. In particular, this conference has also invited the Chinese educators to share their Chinese wisdom and experience in the pursuit of educational excellence. All educational practitioners are welcome to actively participate in this conference to exchange ideas for the pursuit of educational excellence and address issues that have emerged during education development.