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Education in a Post-9/11 America

Education

Ten years ago, a stateless terrorist network carried out the most devastating foreign attack on the United States from a remote mountain region in Central Asia. For the American education system, the ensuing lesson was that a rising generation needs to have a much more sophisticated understanding of the world.

But how has the education system changed in the post-9/11 world?

In Sweden, a Bold Step in Language Education — But Will it Last?

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA's Beijing store (pictured) is its second-largest in the world. (xiaming/Flickr)
Education

In bold if not surprising news, last week Swedish Education Minister Jan Björklund called for Chinese language to be taught in all primary and secondary schools, which would make Sweden a leader in Europe.

Ni Howdy! China Lassoes a Rodeo

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping sports a cowboy hat during a Texas rodeo in 1979. (File)
Lifestyle

Beijing's Bird Nest playing host to Rodeo China October 3-10, 2011. We get you started with a quick lesson in Chinese rodeo vocabulary.

Infographic: Should Young Americans Learn Chinese?

Education

English is the most used language in the world, but are Americans at a linguistic disadvantage?

What Greg Mortenson Got Right

Roger Lemoyne/UN (Creative Commons)
Education

Scandal tarnishes a reputation, but the 'Three Cups of Tea' author was clear about what matters most.

Video: Small Hands Go to Work to Help Japan

Lifestyle

See how schoolchildren at P.S. 154 in Brooklyn, New York, participating in Students Rebuild's Paper Cranes for Japan project, got to work folding paper cranes.

Asia Society on PBS: How to fix America’s education system?

Vishakha Desai on PBS.
Education

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai was one of six experts interviewed recently for a segment on PBS's weekly Need to Know program.

Expert: Australian Students in Dark as China Century Dawns

Ready or not? (torres21/flickr)
Education

Is the next generation receiving an adequate education?

Ayesha Haroon on Pakistan's Education Gaps: 'It's Criminal'

Ayesha Haroon
Education

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayesha Haroon appeared on "The Platform," a joint Voice of America/Express 24/7 news program focusing on Pakistan.

The Power of Technology in Schools

This student can get an excellent education, even without a school. (justanotherpumpkin/Creative Commons)
Education

Poor communities around the world are turning to educational technology to leapfrog into the global knowledge economy.