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Relations with AOC RAAD of Netherlands to be Strengthened
UPDATED:2007-11-14
 

On 7th November, Mr. Hans Blankestijn, Secretary of International of Council for Agricultural Education Centers(AOC Raad) and Mr. Dirk Van der Spoe, official from Ministry of Education of Netherlands visited Central Agricultural Broadcasting and Television School (CABTS). This is third time to visit CABTS for Mr. Hans’ which aimed to further detail the direction and fields of future cooperation since 2004.

The talks lasted more than two hours. Ms. Guo Zhiqi, vice president of CABTS introduced latest development and changes of CABTS in recent two years and answered questions from the guests related to curriculum development, programs of education and training, examinations/test, quality assurance and etc. The staff from International Cooperation Division took part in the meeting.

Some measures which promoted farmers education and training in rural China aroused the interests of guests such as the use of Satellite Network System, the demonstration and popularization of Loudspeaker in rural area, new types of farmers training program of 'Reaching out into Villages by Medias, Resources and Instructors', and the pilot of online learning in some provincial schools.

The two sides exchanged the ideas and views on the barriers and challenges they met in the work as well as the solutions. The two sides also reached preliminary agreements on staff training.

After meeting, Mr. Hans Blankestijn and Mr. Dirk Van der Spoeland also visited Control Room of the Satellite Network, Instructional Design Division, Training Division, School Newspaper and Magazine Press, and Salesroom of Audio-visual Material Press.