NEW YORK, February 10, 2016 – The Center for Global Education at Asia Society has recently become a partner of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR), joining numerous international organizations, governments, corporations, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, and the OECD. The CCR is a global nonprofit organization that brings these partners together to address the fundamental question of what students should learn for the 21st century, and works to design and disseminate new frameworks for K-12 curricula.
“A sea change has occurred in the world’s understanding of the knowledge and skills needed for young people to invent a shared future,” says Asia Society Vice President of Education Tony Jackson. “The transformation of ideas about global learning to action on the ground will not happen on its own, which makes the Center for Curriculum Redesign’s mission to recast the core K-12 curriculum so important.”
CCR’s newly released book, Four-Dimensional Education, “describes a comprehensive framework for 21st century competencies, which is a natural complement to Asia Society’s work in global competence,” said Jackson. “Together, we have important work to pursue in preparing all students for a global future.”
The Asia Society Center for Global Education will launch officially in Fall 2016 with a vision to advance integrated education and learning for a globalized world.