International Benchmarking Resources

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A collection of resources on international benchmarking.

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The 2017 International Summit on the Teaching Profession focused on sustainable excellence and equity in learning.
Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.
“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”
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.
Professor Lee Sing Kong discusses what his country is doing to develop "globally competent" students, and why a tide of nationalism cannot win.
How can we create the conditions to achieve quality teaching for excellent and equitable learning outcomes? The 2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession looked to answer this question.
Worldwide, there is a mismatch between the skills needed for open positions in the labor market and those of available workers. Vivien Stewart shares what the world's largest education system is doing to raise the quality of its workforce.
Vietnamese students surprised the world with their 2012 PISA results. Vanessa Shadoian-Gersing, a former OECD analyst who writes and consults on global education, offers observations based on her recent work in Vietnam.
How does education move from dialogue to action in the context of complex systems and multiple political, economic, and social imperatives? A new report offers recommendations.
Shanghai's “Four Traditionals” and “Eight Moderns” which the U.S. education system could adapt.
How can education systems achieve both excellence and equity? A new report offers recommendations.
A new report on how to measure creativity, collaboration, and other 21st century competencies.
Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest?
Teachers are nation builders. How do we know they are effective—and how can we support them?
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Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond shares her study on how highly successful school systems build an excellent teaching force.
A look at how other nations beat out American schools.
Get the key policy recommendations from this OECD report.
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Advice on how to offer an excellent education to every student.

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Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond spoke with Asia Society as part of the Global Cities Education Network initiative.
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Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond spoke with Asia Society as part of the Global Cities Education Network initiative.
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Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond spoke with Asia Society as part of the Global Cities Education Network initiative.
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Watch: experts assess validity of the PISA scores worldwide.
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Asia Society's Tony Jackson joins Wendy Kopp, Susan Fuhrman, and Andrea Pasinetti for a discussion of innovation and equity in global education.
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What can American schools learn from high-performing Asian school systems?
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NEW YORK, March 16, 2011—Education ministers from the world's best school systems gather at Asia Society to share best practices. (Complete program, 67 min. 7 sec.)

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Andreas Schleicher explains what the school rankings reveal, and what policymakers around the world can learn. (59 min., 4 sec.)

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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 —What makes Singapore's schools so good? Ho Peng shares her insights. (22 min., 41 sec.)

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Australia's efforts to extend high academic performance to all students. (18 min., 7 sec.)

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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 — Listen in as Pasi Sahlberg describes how Finland created the highest-ranking education system in the world. (22 min., 21 sec.)

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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 — Citing the need to shift China from a nation with large human resources to a nation with strong human resources, Wang Dinghua lays out a ten-year plan to reform schools. (25 min., 11 sec.)