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Why Japan Must 'Change the Minds of a Million Teachers'

Students at a primary school in Japan. (Center for Global Education/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.

The Challenges in Bringing Global Education to China

Students in Guizhou, China. (Thomas Galvez/Flickr)
Current AffairsEducation

Educational psychologist Kit-Tai Hau discusses how China can bridge the rural-urban education divide, and where global competence falls amid a tough political environment.

How Singapore Readies its Students for a Globalized World

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) and school children look at digital interactive media during the opening of the newly restored National Gallery in Singapore on November 23, 2015. (Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty)
Education

Professor Lee Sing Kong discusses what his country is doing to develop "globally competent" students, and why a tide of nationalism cannot win.

'Start Early, Go Broadly, and Go Far Beyond School'

University of Chicago professor James Heckman speaks at the Forum on the Future of Education in Asia in Hong Kong on November 16, 2015. (Alex Leung/Asia Society)
Education

Dr. James Heckman believes that non-cognitive skills are crucial to educational success.

How to Educate Students for Citizenship in a Global Era

Sarah Brown delivers opening remarks at 'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

World education leaders discussed the way forward following last week's announcement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly.

Bilingual Comedian Hopes to Make Learning About China More Fun With New Web Series

Image from episode one of
Multimedia

American Jesse Appell, creator of the new bi-weekly web series 'The Great LOL of China,' discusses doing comedy in China and why he's doing the show.

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
ArtsEducation

Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.

State of the Union: An Educator's Take on Obama's 'Year of Action'

President of the United States Barack Obama. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
Education

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.

Has Recent Coverage of Global School Rankings Missed the Point?

Students in class at the Jing'an Education College Affiliated School in Shanghai, China, whose school system was named
Education

The United States and China have a number of ideological differences — but is education policy one of them? Ahead of an Asia Society New York panel discussion on December 10, four education experts assess a hotly debated new global education study.

Study: Not Enough American Students Learning '21st Century Skills'

A classroom at Gloucestershire College. (James F Clay/Flickr)
Education

Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education, says schools need to focus on knowledge construction, real-world problem-solving, collaboration, self-regulation, skilled communication, technology, and global awareness.