U.S.-Chinese Exchanges Nurture Ties Between Principals
Students in art classes are making Chinese puzzles called tangrams. The music teacher has introduced a song in Mandarin. And the physical education instructor is covering a unit about the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Those cross-cultural lessons are taking shape in a public school in Nashville, Tenn., with support from a key decisionmaker there: the principal.
Teachers at the Caldwell Enhanced Option School introduced those China-themed classroom lessons after the principal, Carlos L. Comer, returned this past summer from a tour of schools in that country. He took part in an exchange program for U.S. and Chinese principals, organized by university and school officials, that is one of a growing number of ventures in recent years targeting school...
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