International Learning Communities
The Division for Academic Reform and Innovation (formerly known as the Division for Leadership Development) has established unique partnerships with a number of entities in an effort to create a variety of international learning communities dedicated to developing instructional leadership worldwide. The newest of these relationships is with the People's Republic of China as a result of a China-U.S. Education Leadership Conference in Beijing. Also the International Leadership Centre Network has accepted the Division as a member, thus enabling the Division to form ongoing relationships with organizations around the world. The Division's longest standing partnerships have been with the World Bank and the British Council. In the fall of 2003, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) collaborated with Prince George's Community College and South African educators to enhance educational management and instructional expertise in South Africa. These relationships have resulted in substantive collaboration in global leadership development.