Lectures: Future Directions: Minority Education in West China

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon May 4 14:21:28 UTC 2009

Future Directions: Minority Education in West China

Date: 09-May-2009 - 09-May-2009
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact: Eveline Yang
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.trace.org/events_trace_latse.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Tibetan

Meeting Description:

Trace Foundation presents talks by two leading experts on bilingual education
who will share their views on current practices and possible directions for the
development of Tibetan language in education.

Jamyang Tashi: Director, Educational Sciences Research Institute, Ngawa
Prefecture Education Department, Sichuan Province

Trowo Gyaltsen: Senior Lecturer, Barkham Nationalities Normal School, Ngawa
Prefecture, Sichuan Province

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Arrive, Breakfast will be served

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Talks, Speaker Q&A

This event is free and open to the public.

Jamyang Tashi graduated from the Tibetan Language and Literature
Department of the Central Nationalities University, and later earned a
graduate degree from the Sichuan Normal University. He has published
many articles on bilingual education models for Tibetan areas,
developed standards and plans for the development and evaluation of
bilingual models in primary and secondary schools, and created many
standardized Tibetan language teaching materials used in primary and
secondary schools in Tibetan areas across the country. He has won many
awards recognizing his outstanding role as a teacher, writer, and
bilingual education expert.

Trowo Gyaltsen graduated with a degree in philosophy and went on to
teach political theory at the Barkham Nationalities Normal School. He
is the editor-in-chief of the Tibetan- and Chinese-language journal,
Tibetan Regions Education Forum, which explores issues such as Tibetan
regions education systems, mother tongue education in bilingual
education, and more. He published a collection of essays on philosophy
entitled The Allure of the Light of Reason. He has written many
important papers that have been influential in Tibetan education
practice today.


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