International Benchmarking Resources

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A collection of resources on international benchmarking.

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Hello there, transference! A tech-tonic shift in educating for the global knowledge economy.
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How students learn 21st century skills and the pedagogy needed for new learning styles.
What can American schools learn from high-performing Asian school systems?
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Vivien Stewart shares lessons from the world's best school systems.
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US Department of Education hosts a meeting on how the world's best school systems prepare and elevate teachers.
Different sectors in Singapore gather to study workforce demands of the future, and plan how to create a supply of highly qualified workers.
Put simply, many Asian nations’ are actively working to develop their students’ global competence, writes Asia Society's Anthony Jackson.
Asia Society gathered the education ministers from top education systems. Here's their advice.
A groundbreaking report summarizes international summit discussions and emerging lessons.
Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart argues that the US "has reason to be worried."
When Americans learned earlier this week that their schooling system lagged significantly behind those in Asian countries like China, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, President Obama labeled the event as another "Sputnik" moment.
Asia dominates the top of the list; the United States, stagnant.
A worldwide new education survey ranks US students well behind many of their Asian counterparts. Can America still catch up?
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.
What the numbers reveal can have a big impact on our economic competitiveness.
How one nation turned around its education system radically--and achieved an 86 percent enrollment rate in higher education.

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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.)