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GEA - China

Teacher Workshop, April 2000

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Introduction

GEA - China offered their second Chinese teacher training workshop April 15-17, 2000. More than 60 teachers from 51 schools in Beijing participated in the training. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce two more Environmental Action books (Energy and Waste) and present cooperative learning techniques to the Chinese teachers.

The workshop began with introductions of GEA - China members and Chinese officials. Ms. Laura Utley, Chairperson of GCC and Co-Chair of GEA - China, reviewed the history of GEA - China and how she became involved in Chinese environmental issues. Dr. Brad Smith, Dean of Environmental Studies at Huxley College, announced a Chinese-U.S. teacher exchange, a new University-level environmental action textbook, and he is adding a Chinese volume to his book, Environmental Science: A Study of lnterrelationships. Mr. Wang Weizhong, Director General of Agenda 21 and Mr. Zhao Yongping, the Deputy Director-General for the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau also spoke.

Ms. Laura Utley, Chairperson GCC and Co-Chair for GEA - China
Dr. Bradley Smith, Dean of Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University
Mr. Wang Weizhong, Director General for the Administration Center of China Agenda 21 and Co-Chair for GEA - China
Mr. Zhao Yongping, Deputy Director-General Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau
Mr. Dean Paschall, Executive Director for GEA - China
Mr. Chen Kun, Under Secretary-General, Chinese Society for Sustainable Development
Left to right: Mr. Chen Kun, Under-Secretary General, International Cooperation Division of the Chinese Council for Sustainable Development; Mr. Gu Siben, Deputy Director of Moral Division of Beijing Municipal Education Committee; Dr. Kenneth Symes, Vice Provost, Western Washington University; Mr. Dean Paschall, Executive Director for GEA - China; Mr. Wang Weizhong, Director General for the Administration Center of China Agenda 21 and Co-Chair for GEA - China; Ms. Laura Utley, Chairperson GCC and Co-Chair for GEA - China; Mr. Zhao Yongping, Deputy Director-General Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau; Dr. Bradley Smith, Dean of Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University; Misha Krakowsky, Board of Directors GCC/GEA - China; Mr. Wang Xiaoning, Director of Beijing Municipal Publicity and Education Center for Environmental Protection
67 teachers from 51 schools plus university students attended the workshop.

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