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ICI Breakthroughs in 2021║Experts of ICI Were Invited to Tell Chinese Stories at UNESCO (IV)


Breakthrough IV:

The First Chinese Fellow in GEM Made Her Outstanding Contributions


searched for top talents all over the world,

and entrusted top them to carry out research and consultation.

In 2020,

the project recruited research consultants around the world,

candidates are required to have both excellent research skills

and influential reform capacity.

After the selection,

Professor Zhang Wei in ICI stood out among more than a hundred of

outstanding scholars from all over the world,

and was appointed as “GEM Fellow (2020-2021)”, UNESCO.

Professor Zhang was supposed to focus on the research and consultation of global shadow education (private tutoring) governance.

She is also the first Chinese research consultant

hired by the project since its inception,

and has also been invited to become an expert member of

the UNESCO GEMR International Advisory Board.

Professor Zhang Wei

Institute of Curriculum and Instruction, East China Normal University

1. Executive Director of CIRIST (the Centre for International Research in Supplementary Tutoring)

2. Research Consultant of Private Tutoring, UNESCO

3. Honorary Professor, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark

The consultation report written by Professor Zhang Wei

was recently published by UNESCO.

The report is the first systematic study of

global private tutoring governance.

The report was adopted in full text by the latest

Global Education Monitoring Report 2021/2022

released by UNESCO.

Her contribution

was highly appraised by

the Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO.