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Why Language Immersion Works Well for Young Children

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Research shows that learning a second language as a young child provides lifelong benefits.

'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.

What Is 'Global Citizenship Education'?

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Education

A brief explainer on one of the world's most important education initiatives

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.

Kevin Rudd: Don't Believe These Five Myths About China [VIDEO]

L to R: College Board President David Coleman, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, Director-General of Hanban Xu Lin, and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the start of Asia Society's 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014.
Education

Speaking before an Asia Society audience about the future of U.S.–China relations, Australia's Chinese-speaking, wisecracking former prime minister argued strongly for Chinese-language education in the West.

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.

Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can't Ignore

One in five U.S. jobs are tied to international trade. (Santosh Kushwaha/Asia Society and Longview Foundation)
Education

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

On a Day for Languages, Discovering, Celebrating, and Saving Our Mother Tongues

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Education

On International Mother Language Day, Asia Society's Chris Livaccari argues that while a lingua franca is important, so is linguistic diversity.

Video: In Defense of Chuck Hagel

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressing Asia Society's 2012 National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C on April 12, 2012.
Policy

When former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressed educators at an Asia Society conference last year, reports Eleise Jones, he seemed to be "truly speaking their language."