Jining museum boosts global cultural exchanges among teachers
The China Teachers Museum is located on the campus of Qufu Normal University in Jining, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/CFP]
The China Teachers Museum, which is located on the campus of Qufu Normal University in Jining, East China's Shandong province, has played an important role in enhancing academic and cultural exchanges among teachers across the world.
The museum is the first one in China that is themed around teachers and has attracted a large number of visitors from around the globe since its first exhibition in October 2018. It displays a variety of historical relics that show the history of China's education system and changes in the profession of teaching, said Liu Yong, deputy director of the museum.
In the museum’s Hall of Fame, there are statues of renowned foreign educators like John Dewey from the United States and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky from the former Soviet Union.
In 2019, the museum held the first Xingtan Forum for Teacher Education and Development. A large group of scholars from institutions including Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Japan's Iwate University attended the event, as well as shared their views.
Vasylyna Khayrulina, principal of an experimental school in Kiev, Ukraine, visited the China Teachers Museum after the forum and said that the museum gives a brilliant presentation about Sukhomlynsky's belief system that no other museum of this kind in the world could do.