According to the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan”, the “Twelfth Five Year Plan”, the goal of elevating the fundamental education quality in rural areas as well as closely following the education development trend of cosmopolitan Shanghai, the Education Bureau of Chongming actively created opportunities to send teachers from rural areas to participate in training abroad and learn the advanced pedagogies. Thus, the overall competence of the key teachers in our county would be promoted. Ever since 2003, the Education Bureau has sent teachers abroad for extensive training in English every summer vacation. Cooperative training has been conducted with University of Sunderland in the U.K., California State University, Fullerton in the U. S., Queensland University in Australia, as well as University of Toronto in Canada. There was training for English teachers, as well as training for bilingual disciplines teachers. In total, 268 took part in the training in 14 batches.
Through the training, the learners have studied the advanced education concepts and honed their language skills. They dealt with different issues with their own intelligence and tolerance, which fully demonstrated the high moral values of teachers in Chongming.
After the training, the learners have felt the unique charm of western culture. Interesting learning classes, rich exploration activities, plentiful of off-campus experiences, and colorful life outlooks have expanded their thoughts, visions and touched their heart.