International Benchmarking Resources

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A collection of resources on international benchmarking.

Articles and Resources

International comparisons made a positive impact on Japan's education system.
US Secretary of Education points to Asia Society findings in back-to-school speech.
Students in many countries now out-rank American students academically. Top-performing nations sound off on reforms that worked.
It is the most globalized place on earth. And they built an education system to match.
The vision and components that made Finland one of the top-ranked education system in the world.
All curriculum in Japan has the contribution of many teachers and is informed by a feedback loop. Read about it, and check out a tool to get started!
Asia Society President defines what's needed to produce "globally competent" citizens.
See how one country dreamed, designed, and then delivered a world-class teaching force.
Countries that invest heavily in education to meet the demands of the new global knowledge economy benefit economically and socially from that choice.
The stage is set for a major expansion of secondary education in India.
A comparative essay on American and Korean education systems written by team of American educators.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung predicts top Vietnamese university by 2020.

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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.)