Katharine CARRUTHERS (杜可歆)

Katharine Carruthers is the Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Confucius Institute for Schools; she is also UCL’s Pro-Vice-Provost for East Asia. Katharine plays a leading role in promoting and developing the study of Chinese in schools in England. This work has been made possible by the IOE Confucius Institute and 45 Confucius Classrooms – supported by Hanban in partnership with Peking University and Peking University High School. The IOE Confucius Institute is an outstanding example of successful international partnership working. Katharine is an experienced teacher and examiner of Chinese. She is the series editor of the textbooks for teaching Chinese for 11-16 year olds and wrote the specification for the increasingly popular Cambridge Pre-U Mandarin Chinese. Katharine teaches on the IOE’s PGCE Language course, working with PGCE students training to teach Mandarin Chinese. She is the Strategic Director for UCL’s delivery of the DfE’s Mandarin Excellence Programme. Her research interests centre around teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language in schools, the notion of intercultural competence in Chinese and UK schools and globalisation and language policy. As a Pro-Vice-Provost (East Asia), Katharine plays an important strategic role as a catalyst for UCL’s engagement in the region. 杜可歆教授是伦敦大学学院孔子学院院长,也是伦敦大学学院的东亚副主席。 杜教授在推动英国学校汉语研究方面发挥着主导作用,IOE孔子学院与中国国家汉办、北京大学、北大附中的共同协作是国际合作的杰出典范。 杜教授作为经验丰富的中文老师和考官,除了为11-16岁学习中文的年轻人编写教材,还针对日渐流行剑桥大学预科中文课程设立规范。她是伦敦大学学院普通话培优项目的战略总监。 杜教授研究兴趣集中在中文作为外语在学校中的教与学,中英学校的跨文化能力概念以及全球化环境中的语言政策。作为伦敦大学学院的东亚副主席,她扮演着一个重要的决策角色,主导着大学在东亚地区的参与战略。