International Research and Practice of Holistic Education

November 16, 2021

Watch the full webinar above.

On November 6, the Center on Chinese Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, and Peking University Education Foundation (North America) jointly hosted the International Forum on Holistic Education, featuring world-renowned scholars including Prof. John P. Miller, author of Holistic Curriculum (1988), as well as education specialists from the UNICEF Headquarters in New York, Beijing Normal University, the National Institute of Education Sciences (China), and principals from selective schools. The speakers expounded on the latest research and practice in the field of holistic education and explored valuable experiences of implementing holistic education at schools.

The webinar was live on Zoom and the Chinese streaming platform Xiaoe-Tech. In total, more than 3,200 audiences joined the live stream and engaged actively on both platforms.


Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Henry Levin, World-Renowned Education Economist; William Heard Kilpatrick Professor Emeritus of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; Former President of Comparative and International Education Society
  • Dr. Henan Cheng, Deputy Director, Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Helena Xiao, Associate Director, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing


Keynote Speech 1
--International Research and Practice of Holistic Education

  • Dr. John Miller, World-Leading Expert on Holistic Education, Professor, OISE, University of Toronto


Keynote Speech 2
--UN Goals and Experience in Promoting Holistic Education Internationally

  • Dr. Haogen Yao, UNICEF


Panel discussion: International Principal Dialogue
--Opportunities and Challenges for the Development of Holistic Education Schools in a New Era

  • Cheng-hsiung Huang, Principal, Taiwan Miaoli Holistic Middle School
  • Zewu Li, Principal, Chengdu Waldorf School
  • Dr. John Miller


Keynote Speech 3
--The Reflections on Recent Trends of Holistic Education in China

  • Dr. Baocun Liu, Director, Institute of Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University


Keynote Speech 4
--Holistic Education Under the "Double Reduction” Policy

  • Dr. Zhaohui Chu, Researcher, National Institute of Education Sciences