Case Studies

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Read case studies of successful programs and classes, in school, out of school, and around the community!

Case Studies

Lisa He Wu, a junior at Central High School in Philadelphia, participated in the 2014 Hanban Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.
Shanghai's “Four Traditionals” and “Eight Moderns” which the U.S. education system could adapt.
Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest?
Service learning is good for students and good for society. See one school's program.
How collaboration around Common Core ideas makes education more meaningful and interesting.
A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.
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Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond shares her study on how highly successful school systems build an excellent teaching force.
For a good job in 21st Century, learn Chinese, U.S. Ambassador to China says.
A Houston school goes from being on a "death march" to "exemplary."
Get the key policy recommendations from this OECD report.
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Advice on how to offer an excellent education to every student.
The ice cream mooncake has turned tradition on its head. Does it still carry symoblic meaning for the mid-autumn festival? Like so many objects before it, the mooncake is writing its own biography.
Teachers better understand student perspectives through this simple exercise.
Biden, Xi visit our learning center in L.A.
Different sectors in Singapore gather to study workforce demands of the future, and plan how to create a supply of highly qualified workers.
Pitfalls in China exchange programs and how to avoid them.
Put simply, many Asian nations’ are actively working to develop their students’ global competence, writes Asia Society's Anthony Jackson.
Three specialists share classroom resources for introducing China throughout the school day.

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Chinese language teacher Guo Ruijian helps her students discuss buying fruit in Mandarin.
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Meet Shwu-fen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at a New Jersey high school, as she helps her students practice key structures through active learning in Mandarin.
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Meet Yan Wang, a Chinese language teacher at a Kentucky elementary school, as she helps her students practice reading characters in Mandarin.
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Meet Jen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at a Connecticut high school, as she teaches her students how to order food in Mandarin.
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Meet Zhangyi Shi, a Chinese language teacher at a Richmond, Virginia high school, as she teaches her students how to order food in Mandarin.
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 /  New York
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond spoke with Asia Society as part of the Global Cities Education Network initiative.
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 /  New York
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond spoke with Asia Society as part of the Global Cities Education Network initiative.
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 /  New York
Mei Dong of the Collegiate School in Virginia is featured in the latest Asia Society instructional video for Chinese language teachers in the United States.
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 /  New York
Marc Chun of the Hewlett Foundation moderates a student panel at Asia Society's 2014 Partnership for Global Learning Conference.
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 /  Texas
Jon Huntsman tells local students about the importance of service, involvement in the political process.
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Amidst failing schools throughout urban America, one school shines. See why.
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School reform worked in England. Scores were up throughout the country. But how can it be sustainable? David Hopkins lays out a four-part plan.