Posts tagged education

State of the Union: An Educator’s Take on Obama’s ‘Year of Action’
Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago? Tony Jackson cites some common practices in East Asian school systems that are among the world’s best.
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State of the Union: An Educator’s Take on Obama’s ‘Year of Action’

Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago? Tony Jackson cites some common practices in East Asian school systems that are among the world’s best.

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On Shanghai Education: A View From the Streets
Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society’s Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.
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On Shanghai Education: A View From the Streets

Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society’s Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.

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Interview: Why Humaira Bachal Fights for Quality Education in Pakistan
Holding firm to her motto — “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it” — the Asia 21 Young Leader explains how, at the age of 12, she decided to dedicate herself to providing children in Pakistan with an education.
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Interview: Why Humaira Bachal Fights for Quality Education in Pakistan

Holding firm to her motto — “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it” — the Asia 21 Young Leader explains how, at the age of 12, she decided to dedicate herself to providing children in Pakistan with an education.

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Shanghai Responds to School Ranking Cheating Allegations
Shanghai’s world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.
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Shanghai Responds to School Ranking Cheating Allegations

Shanghai’s world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.

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Why Young Americans Need to Spend More Time Abroad
People-to-people exchanges can pave the way for a deeper mutual understanding between countries, writes U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel.
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Why Young Americans Need to Spend More Time Abroad

People-to-people exchanges can pave the way for a deeper mutual understanding between countries, writes U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel.

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Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can’t Ignore
A new interactive map, featuring one million data points, shows American schools are preparing students for the past, not the future.
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Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can’t Ignore

A new interactive map, featuring one million data points, shows American schools are preparing students for the past, not the future.

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Global Cities Education Network

In October 2013, our Education team headed to Singapore for the third meeting of Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network. The conference which runs from October 9 to October 11 brings together 70 leaders from 10 school districts in 7 countries representing a combined population of 5.8 million students. On the way, the team toured the School of Science and Technology, Singapore to find out more about their work. Visit GCEN for more information.

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Did you know, Asia Society is on Pinterest too? Swing by our boards to take a look: http://pinterest.com/asiasociety/

Interview: Williams College President Adam Falk on Liberal Arts Education and Asia
The most useful and practical education in a rapidly changing society is one that is grounded in liberal arts, says President Falk. Luncheon presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong this Friday, June 28.
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Interview: Williams College President Adam Falk on Liberal Arts Education and Asia

The most useful and practical education in a rapidly changing society is one that is grounded in liberal arts, says President Falk. Luncheon presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong this Friday, June 28.

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Video: China’s First ‘Space Teacher’ Could Be Next Out-of-This-World Star

Hard on the heels of Canada’s singing astronaut, China’s Wang Yaping delivers a lecture from 340 km above Earth, becoming her country’s first “space teacher.”

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