A former US education official has started to work as the
honorary president of an elementary school in southwest China.
Susan Sclafani, former Assistant Secretary for the office of
Vocational and Adult Education, was named as honorary president of
Jinsha Elementary School in Sichuan Province on Wednesday,
according to a report released by www.newssc.org on Thursday.
Doctor Sclafani, also the Managing Director of US Chartwell
Education Group, will visit the school once every year, bringing
latest information and methods about education and administration
Sclafani said she was attracted by the well-equipped campus,
especially the planetarium and labs, as well as the rich cultural
background of the region.
People with innovative spirit is a crucial factor to the success
of a business. Educational organizations should create a favorable
environment for students to develop their willingness and ability
of renovation, said the US expert.
About 100 teachers and experts from the United States are
expected to visit Chengdu, the provincial capital, as of August
next year, exchanging working experiences with Chinese counterpart,
according to Jin Ying, president of Jinsha.
(Xinhua News Agency October 11, 2007)