Head of School's Corner
On Saturday afternoon almost two weeks ago, Keystone hosted a discussion forum with the following topic: Development of Local/Global Education Options within China. The purpose of the meeting, which drew 150 educators to our campus from Beijing and different parts of China, was described by the organizers as an initial attempt to explore ways of blending types of education that were locally based yet global in reach. They quoted a figure of 800 English-medium schools catering for half a million students, and are hoping to put on a major conference next year for this growing number of schools.
The organizers of the meeting were Royal Prime, ETS, and Junior TOEFL. Two significant speakers, and advisors to Royal Prime were Tony Little, an ex-Headmaster of Eton College, England who retired in 2015, and Jeff Beard, an ex- Director General of the International Baccalaureate, who retired in 2013. Both are professional friends of mine, and that is why they asked if Keystone might be used as a …
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