Center for Teacher Education Research of Beijing Normal University, Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences for Universities, Ministry of Education
(Institute of Teacher Education Research, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University)
Center for Teacher Education Research of Beijing Normal University, Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences for Universities, Ministry of Education (Institute of Teacher Education Research, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University) was established in November 2004 with the approval of the Ministry of Education. It is the only national key research institute engaged in teacher education research. Teacher education is a national undertaking, an academic field and a practical endeavor. As a national key research institute, CTER takes the major responsibilities for talent cultivation, academic research, policy consultation and practice exploration.
CTER has always upheld the values and mission of Inspiring Teachers with Integrity and Vision, and is committed to exploring the frontiers of teacher education. It also satisfies the major strategic needs of high-quality teacher preparation and team building of China. In creating a “double first-class university”, Beijing Normal University has put forward the new vision of “building the Mount Qomolangma in teacher education.” Guided by this vision and with a view to achieving the strategic goal of “building a world-class academic institution of teacher education”, CTER adopts a flexible, open and efficient research mechanism, works with researchers of different disciplines and institutions, relies on extensive and in-depth international and domestic academic exchanges, and conducts comprehensive interdisciplinary studies of teachers and teacher education. CTER aims to develop into a leading institution on discipline development of teacher education, a center for teacher education and research, a think tank and social service base for teachers and teacher education policy consultation, a training base of teacher education research and practice-oriented talents, and a center for information exchange and international communication of teachers and teacher education research.
CTER boasts a high-quality teaching staff of 25 full-time members, including four distinguished professors, nine professors, seven associate professors, one lecturer and four postdoctors. Prof. Zhu Xudong, dean of the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, now serves as the director of CTER. Prof. Li Qiong serves as the executive deputy director of CTER. Prof. Song Huan serves as the director of the Institute. CTER’s staff include Prof. Zhu Xiaoman, former vice president of Nanjing Normal University and former director of the International Research and Training Center for Rural Education, UNESCO; and Prof. Pang Lijuan, member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and executive vice president of China Institute of Education Policy. CTER’s distinguished professors include Prof. Lo, Leslie Nai-kwai, an internationally renowned expert in education policy and teacher research; Prof. Christopher Day, an internationally recognized expert in the research of teacher education and teachers’ leadership; Prof. Manabu Sato, an internationally renowned expert in the research of learning community; and Prof. Hsia Lin-Ching an internationally recognized expert in educational action research. CTER has also hired well-known domestic and international experts in teacher education as part-time researchers, including world renowned scholars as Ken Zeichner, Lin Goodwin, and Lynn Paine.