Making the Case for Global Education

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Why is global education important? In school, out of school, and in life? Read articles, publications, research, and resources that make the case for global education.

Making the Case for Global Education

In a new Asia Society publication, Chris Livaccari explores how multilingualism is a key aspect of life for most people in the world—and has been throughout history—and is a rich source of engagement, playfulness, and joy.
Those who speak (and think in) different languages also organize knowledge and understanding in different ways, and these different modes of organization help us to think more flexibly and to see issues from different perspectives.
When encountering a new language for the first time, it’s important to grasp the unique patterns and contours of the language—to hear its music.
A new publication by Chris Livaccari that makes an eloquent case for language learning as a means to enhance and deepen students’ capacity for processing information and analyzing the shape of the world.
Foreword by Milton Chen, senior fellow at The George Lucas Educational Foundation, chairman of the Panasonic Foundation, and a frequent speaker on educational innovation.
60 years of Asia Society education work culminate in launch of Center for Global Education.
"Language is a currency for trust, and respect; it provides bricks and mortar for building an ability to explore the beauty of diverse cultures, traditions, and historical perspectives."
Accomplished Chinese learners share what they've gained from the language.
Graduates of the Chinese Language Flagship Program at Arizona State University are proof that attaining a superior level of Chinese in four years is feasible.
Workforce development in afterschool and summer programs prepares youth for the 21st century.
Use this toolkit from Mapping the Nation to raise awareness and support for global education!
With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, there is an opportunity for afterschool and youth development organizations to play a role in shaping 21st-century skills and supporting academic progress for children and youth.
High-quality afterschool programming leverages hands-on learning experiences and community connections to prepare youth for success in college and the workforce.
Asia Society convened a working group with several Statewide Afterschool Networks to create issue briefs that make the case that afterschool programs prepare youth to fully participate in our global economy.
A picture is worth a thousand words—or thousands of data points. See our infographic series derived from Mapping the Nation data.
It's essential for students to constantly confront and redefine their understandings of language and culture.
A definition, performance outcomes, and rubrics for educators and students.
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Download globally focused performance outcomes and rubrics in a variety of grades and all academic subjects, plus a free copy of the book here.

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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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Watch a short overview of Asia Society's definition of global competence.
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Watch how Fort Vancouver High School partnered with Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network to prepare all of their students to graduate globally competent and prepared for the future.
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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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School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the importance of global competence.
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Kevin Rudd, Josette Sheeran, Lulu Wang, Svein Østtveit, and Sarah Brown speak at a special forum to discuss how to educate all students for a global era.
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Mark P. Becker, Yawei Liu, David Coleman, Tom Nagorski, and Xu Lin discuss China learning initiatives.
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Marc Chun of the Hewlett Foundation moderates a student panel at Asia Society's 2014 Partnership for Global Learning Conference.
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Australia's former Prime Minister, fluent in Mandarin, kicks off Asia Society's 2014 National Chinese Language Conference.

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