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YCIS Director Receives International Honor

June, 2010
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ycis-dr-chan-1sThe Director of Yew Chung International Schools, Dr. Betty Chan Po-King, has received an international honor for her pioneering work in early childhood education and advocacy for excellence in all levels of education.

On May 16, Dr. Chan was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

As stated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under the leadership of Dr. Chan, "Yew Chung International Schools have a sustained reputation for high quality education, incorporating child-centered approaches, play-based learning, professional development of staff, and the promotion of parental involvement."

Dr. Chan was recognized for her contribution to best practices in education through the Yew Chung International Schools, promoting a research culture for Early Childhood Education in the Asia Pacific region and for her vision of a generation of future leaders who respect and understand both Eastern and Western cultures. 

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