Dr. Shijing Xu 许世静
Dr. Shijing Xu, Canada Research Chair, is a Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Shijing Xu is co-directing a 7-year SSHRC Partnership Grant Project with Dr. Michael Connelly. The Partnership Grant Project entitled, “Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China” is a 8-institution partnership funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). University of Windsor is the lead institution in partnership with OISE/University of Toronto, Southwest University China, Greater Essex County District School Board, Toronto District School Board, East China Normal University, China National Research Center for Foreign Language Education, and Northeast Normal University. Dr. Xu’s research interests focus on narrative approaches to inter generational, bilingual and multicultural education issues and school-family-community connections in cross-cultural curriculum studies and teacher education. Her current research is on the Reciprocal Learning between the East and West. Dr. Xu has held several SSHRC-funded projects (PI, on Transnational circular migration and reciprocal learning (2008-2012) and Co-PI of the Canada-China sister school network project (2009-2013). She has coordinated the Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Program between University of Windsor and Southwest University China, funded by the University of Windsor Strategic Priority Fund and supported by Southwest University China, in partnership with the Greater Essex County District School Board.
Dr. Shijian Chen 陈时见
Shijian Chen is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, and Vice-President of Southwest University, China. He is also Vice President of the Comparative Education Branch of the Chinese Society of Education; Director of the Education Research Association of the Chinese Society of Education; Standing Director of the Professional Curriculum Committee of Education Research Association of the Chinese Society of Education, and Standing Director of the Education Management Branch of the Chinese Association of Higher Education. Chen won the First Prize for “Integrating Academic Culture and Grass-roots Practice; Innovation in the Undergraduate Mode,” a Chongqing Teaching Achievement Award (2009); Second Prize for “Constructing Academic Cultural System and Grass-roots Practice Mode: Pioneering New Ways to Develop College Students’ Innovative Spirit and Practical Ability”, a National Teaching Achievement Award (2009); Third Prize for “Research on School Educational Reform and Teachers’ Adaptation”, an Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education(2009).