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

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The new district superintendent listened to the community and transformed his district.
Inspiring examples of how to make language learning come alive through the study of culture.
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.
A New Jersey school ties its exchange programs to scientific inquiry.
How the global age is changing English classes. Look inside for frameworks and themes.
An international port city reformed its education to meet the new opportunities of a knowledge economy.
What they do right, and what the rest of the world can learn.
How one nation turned around its education system radically--and achieved an 86 percent enrollment rate in higher education.
International comparisons made a positive impact on Japan's education system.
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A study on how the most-improved school systems did it, and what others can learn.
One way to get students really excited about Chinese. And we have proof--watch the videos!
It is the most globalized place on earth. And they built an education system to match.
Their plan worked. Achievement was on the rise--then it hit a plateau. Now what?
The story of how one high-performing nation seeks to do better.
The vision and components that made Finland one of the top-ranked education system in the world.
China will focus on four areas of education reform in the coming decade.
See how North Carolina has successfully offered a technology-assisted, distance learning Chinese course.
An inspiring story of how one charter school helps students find success in their academic life--and in a global economy.

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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.