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PISA Results Show Need to Address Inequity in Education

Andreas Schleicher speaks at Asia Society in New York on December 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”

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.

Equipping Students for the 'Head-Spinning Changes' of Globalization

Panelists discuss education issues at the launch of Asia Society's Center for Global Education. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Education

High UN and OECD officials describe how promoting diversity and 21st century technological skills in students are critical as the world globalizes.

Sarah Brown: Why Expanded Education Opportunity Is Key to Solving Global Challenges

Sarah Brown (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

Felix Ruano on Why Poor Communities Need a Global Understanding

Felix Ruano. (Asia Society)
Education

A Harvard student from a poor immigrant family discusses why having an international perspective is critical for succeeding in an increasingly globalized world.

The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

Zainab Akanda/Flickr
Education

Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.

How 'Global Citizenship' Education Can Fill the Skilled Workers Gap

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Education

"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.

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.

Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah Defines 'Global Competence'

Education activist Dr. Tererai Trent is the keynote speaker at Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning Conference in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 2014.
Education

Education activist and "favorite" guest of Oprah Winfrey Dr. Tererai Trent talks to Asia Society in advance of her keynote at the Partnership for Global Learning Conference on June 27, 2014.