Dr Terry Qian is the headmaster of Peide school in Beijing. Born in Shanghai, Terry finished his K-12 education in China and received his B.A. from Peking University in Arabic Language and Culture. During his 9 years living in the U.S., he received his doctorate degree in Education Leadership from University of Southern California, specializing in K12 Education Administration. Terry also holds two Masters degrees, one in Second Language Studies from University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and the other in Organizational Communication from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Before joining Peide, Terry had been Associate Director for Beanstalk International Bilingual School, Director for International Education at Communication University of China, President for Yihai Education Group, Division Principal for International school of the Peninsula, and Clinical Professor at Loyola Marymount University. The PPT slides of his presentation “A gently biased comparison between Chinese and Western Education” had been viewed online for more than 10000000 times.
Terry’s research interests and expertise involve bilingual education, 21st century skills, school design, curriculum development, teacher training, experiential learning, language teaching, first and second language acquisition, cross-cultural communication, study abroad advising, etc. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking and practices Chinese calligraphy.