The North Fulton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its next meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13 and the topic of discussion will be Chinese education.
October’s guest speaker is Cyndy Saunders, who lived with a Chinese family and teach English to middle school students in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China eight years ago. That family has become a second family to her and she has returned to China five times since her first visit. When in China, she lives and travels with her “Chinese family,” experiencing a China that is rarely seen by tourists. Her friendships in China have grown to include people in many provinces and she's had the very special opportunity to visit a number of small villages to "meet the grandparents."
In addition, she has travelled to China as part of an education delegation from Connecticut, meeting in Beijing with government representatives responsible for education throughout China.
Her talk will include: rural and urban schools, progressing thru grade school to college, teacher status and preparation, and school curriculum. She will include descriptions of her visit to a school for special needs students, her conversations with the Director of English Education for Jiangmen City and her classroom observations of the Chinese educational system.
The meeting will take place, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the meeting room, 115 Norcross Street in Roswell. The local branch consists of women who reside in Cumming, Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Sandy Springs. As part of national AAUW, members are committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.