Monday, February 10, 2014

"Half the Sky: Schooling China’s Millennial Girls "

The East Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce an exciting new webinar program this spring and summer, dedicated to discovering improved methods to teach and learn about East Asia. All NCTA teachers, K-12 teachers, and EASC friends are invited. Please join us on Tuesday, February 11 in our first EASC webinar. The detailed information is as follows:


Half the Sky: Schooling China’s Millennial Girls

During the last 25 years, China has been a leader in worldwide efforts to provide educational opportunities to all children, including girls. In fact, Chinese girls and boys now go to school in nearly equal numbers, and rural, migrant and minority children from China’s most marginalized communities have experienced tremendous gains in educational access, particularly since 2005. However, access to schooling insures neither educational quality nor equality. Ross shares findings from 14 years of research with 1,000 rural girls in Shaanxi Province and considers the mechanisms by which schooling promotes (and sometimes simultaneously inhibits) the empowerment of China’s millennium girls.


PRESENTER: Heidi Ross (Director, East Asian Studies Center; Professor, Educational Policy Studies, IU Bloomington)

FACILITATOR: John M. Frank (Social studies teacher, Center Grove High School, Greenwood, Indiana)

DATE: Tuesday,  Feb 11th

TIME: 7:00PM-8:45PM (EST)



About Registration:

1.  Click the webinar URL in the email invitation (

2.  IU Students/ Faculty— Log in with your IU username and passphrase

      Non-IU Member—Log in as a Guest, type “FULL NAME/AFFILIATION” (e.g., CaseyLi/IndianaUniversity) as your username, and then click “Enter Room.”

•  If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

    You can Test your connection here:

• To take part in a meeting, you must have  Flash® Player 10 or higher, and an Internet connection.


We look forward to your participation!

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