On July 15, Xi'an Municipal Government and Shaanxi Normal University signed an agreement on co-building National Teacher Development Collaborative Innovation Experimental Base, at a ceremony held at Xinyong Student Activities Center on SNNU’s Chang’an campus.
Ma Xiliang, member of CPC Xi’an Standing Committee and member of Xi’an Municipal Government party group, attended and spoke at the ceremony.
Xi’an Municipal Government vice secretary-general Zhang Xuanmin, CPC Xi’an Bureau of Education Committee secretary and director Jiang Jianchun, Xi’an Human Resources and Social Security Bureau director Jia Yihao, CPC SNNU Committee secretary Cheng Guangxu, president You Xuqun and vice president Yang Zupei, and officials from relevant departments and offices attended the event, which was anchored by CPC SNNU Committee vice secretary Lu Shengli.
After briefing about SNNU’s educational characteristics in teacher education and the educational cooperation with Xi’an Municipal Government, Cheng Guangxu said the experiment base was a glorious mission tasked by the nation, an affirmation to the university’s educational characteristics and strengths, as well as a national mission of the university to lead in serving the development of educational course in western China.
He said it was Xi’an government’s trust in and support to the university in co-building the base, and vowed to bring into full play of SNNU’s distinctive strength in teacher education, improve the ability to serve basic education, so as to contribute more to Xi’an’s goal of providing a satisfactory education to its people and building an education-wise strong city.
He further delineated some measures such as playing bigger demonstrative roles of SNNU affiliated kindergarten, primary school and middle school, participate in Xi’an Famous School Plus project to co-build high quality schools with Xi’an educational bureau, in an effort to develop the Local Government - Higher Institutions - Primary and Middle Schools collaborative innovation mechanism and forge a demonstrative base, a new height and a bridge tower in providing Xi’an and SNNU experience of teacher education reform and development.
Ma Xiliang and You Xuqun signed the Agreement between Xi’an Municipal People’s Government and Shaanxi Normal University on Co-building National Teacher Development Collaborative Innovation Experimental Base.
Jiang Jianchun and Yang Zupei signed the Agreement between Xi’an Municipal Bureau of Education and Shaanxi Normal University on Co-building Teacher Development Training Base and Employment and Entrepreneurship Base.
Xi’an Educational Bureau vice director Yan Xiubin and CPC SNNU Standing Committee member and Publicity Department director Ma Xiaoyun signed the agreements for co-building experimental zone and experimental school (kindergarten), basic education resources platform, and teacher education think tank.
Xi’an Educational Bureau vice director Wang Gang and CPC SNNU Standing Committee member and Teaching Affairs Department director Li Gui’an signed the agreements for co-building primary and middle school teacher mental health research base, children and adolescent mental health education research base, and Xi’an basic education school development community.
According to the agreements, SNNU will co-build five teacher development collaborative innovation experimental zones, 15 teacher development experimental schools (kindergartens), and carry out cooperation in teacher development training, student employment and entrepreneurship, resources platform and think tank development.
You Xuqun said SNNU had turned out a great number of fine teachers and made remarkable contribution to Xi’an’s basic education, during its more than 70 years of history of serving the Chinese nation with its educational endeavor, which was highlighted by its Western Red Candle Spirit.
He said a high quality teacher education was the foundation of a high quality basic education, and vowed that the university would implement the 1+7 agreements to build a high level, demonstrative and think tank type experimental base, so as to contribute more to Xi’an’s educational and economic development and its goal to build itself into a national central city.
Ma Xiliang said SNNU had provided important talents support to Xi’an’s educational, economic and social development over the years and made significant contribution to Xi’an’s basic education.
He hoped the two parties would establish an active communication mechanism, well implement the agreement, and work closely to promote teacher education innovation and development, so as to meet Xi’an citizens’ expectation for high quality education and make better contribution to buidling Xi’an into an education-wise strong city.
After the ceremony, the officials visited Shaanxi Normal University Museum of Education, which is also a Cultivation Base for Teacher’s Professional Ethics.