My most recent involvement with undergraduate education includes a course on “Challenges of World Class Schooling in Japan and China” (E497/F401) that I offered in 2009. This course is followed by a study tour to China and Japan, funded by EASC’s Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative II grant.
While seriously reflecting on the goals and conditions for teacher preparation at liberal arts colleges in the United States, I co-edited the book Taking Teaching Seriously: How Liberal Arts Colleges Prepare Teachers to Meet Today's Educational Challenges in Schools (Paradigm Publishers).
I am also leading a collaborative project with other IU and Chinese colleagues, entitled “Developing National Student Engagement Surveys for Chinese Secondary and Higher Education: Effective Practice for an Era of Mass Schooling.” The project includes implementation of IU-developed surveys that measure student engagement in China's diverse institutions of higher education. (More information)
E497/F401 Challenges of World Class Schooling in Japan and China