About the China Exchange Initiative
As part of the U.S. - China Exchange Initiative, Dr. Saylor was one of nine administrators from Pennsylvania that traveled to China in April 2011. Dr. Saylor's partner administrator, Ms. Zhao Hong, visited the United States and spent time in the Wilson School District in the fall of 2010. The goal of the budding friendship and partnership between the two educational systems is to provide opportunity for collaborative learning experiences for students from both countries and to enhance the instructional practice of teachers from both educational systems. To share Dr. Saylor's experiences in China, read the posts below. To learn more about the China Exchange Initiative (CEI), please go to: CEI For information about current (and past) participants click on: Shadowing Project
Friday, March 25, 2011
China and their development of nuclear energy
I just received an email from my friend and colleague in China assuring me that all is well and we will not be in any danger from the nuclear tragedy in Japan. In light of recent events, nuclear energy has come under fire and even here at home in the U.S. we've begun to re-examine our practice and reconsider if our design is as safe as it needs to be. I've attached an article from the NY Times exploring China's movement toward development of pebble-bed nuclear reactors. How has the disaster in Japan shaped or changed your views of nuclear energy? How do you balance safety with need? Just some questions to get you thinking...
Posted by Michelle Saylor at 8:36 AM