This book presents a summary of the educational practices used in, and the research done on the BMGETD over these decades. This includes several patterns for gifted education, such as acceleration in special classes, special classes without acceleration, enrichment within regular classes, and a joint program among high schools, universities, and professional academic institutions.
Fang, Zhongxiong is a research fellow and the Director of the Beijing Academy of Education Sciences. His main research focus is on educational administration and principal and teacher training. He has undertaken a number of provincial and ministerial projects, published dozens of educational papers and published books such as School Improvement Based on Brand Building. He was chief editor of the "Beijing Senior High School Education Development Report (2014)." He has received the ﬁrst prize in the National Basic Education Teaching Achievements and other awards.
Zhang, Yi is a nationally well-known teacher at the Beijing Academy of Education Sciences, the Ofﬁce Director of the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology Innovation for Teenagers, and President of the Beijing Education Innovation Development Research Association. She is committed to the innovation and exploration of talent development methods and promoting
the Soaring Program and Eagle Program. She has won ﬁrst prize in the National Basic Education Teaching Achievements. She is the author of How to Be a Wise Teacher Today, Let Students Develop in Mathematics and other monographs.
Du, Xiangyun, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Learning and Philosophy and director of the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University, and a professor in College of Education, Qatar University. Her main research interests encompass innovative teaching and learning in education, particularly problem-based and project-based learning methods in ﬁelds ranging from engineering, medicine and health, and foreign language education to diverse social, cultural, and educational contexts. She has also engaged with educational institutions in over ten countries in substantial work on pedagogy development in teaching and learning. Professor Du has over 130 relevant international publications, including monographs, international journal papers, edited books and book chapters, and conference
This book suggests that the effectiveness of new teaching methods and the initiation of new subjects are contextual. Learning a foreign language (e.g. Chinese) is more than language acquisition; it is also understanding other cultures and participating in intercultural interaction and communication. Thus, education and learning (particularly a foreign language) is related to a broader social transformation in the process of globalisation and in the development towards a knowledge society.