Dr. Stuart Grauer, head of The Grauer School in Encinitas, was selected as one of 12 educational leaders to participate in the Ameson American High School Principal Delegation (AHSP) to China from Oct. 24 - 31. The delegation was comprised of heads of schools from with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), organized by the Ameson Foundation. The trip increased understanding between Chinese and American high schools, as well as opened up many exchange opportunities for students and teachers. “Grauer School teachers and students will have a wide variety of options should they want to study in China or host a Chinese student,” noted Grauer.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Washington, DC, the Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is committed to the promotion and implementation of educational exchanges in China and abroad. Its honorary Chairman is Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali, the former Secretary General of the United Nations. The Ameson Foundation maintains a network of elite public high schools all over China, establishes cooperative programs, and also provides the means to promote education and culture exchanges.
The delegation toured schools and participated in seminars and workshops related to grade 8-12 education in Shanghai and Jiangyin. A dialogue between members of the delegation and Ameson Chinese and American teachers/administrators who are working in the American high school programs also took place. Dr. Grauer remarks, “It was an inspiring trip and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with talented, new Asian and American colleagues, to discover the deep resources of the Ameson Foundation, and to learn about the education and culture of a fast developing country — an awakeing dragon, you might say —that is experiencing many changes and many challenges. Our delegation also took part in the annual ‘Sino-International Seminar for Distinguished High School Principals’ in Jiangyin. While there, we interacted with Chinese, S. African, Australian, Scandanavian and other global educators.”
To learn more about The Grauer School experience, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760/944-6777.