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

Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest?
Service learning is good for students and good for society. See one school's program.
An educator returns to the classroom after several years away—read his impressions.
Three investments we can make now in Chinese language education in order to reap the benefits in the future.
How one group of teachers engaged deeply with content while honing their teaching craft.
A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.
Sometimes what seems obvious isn't obvious at all. About confronting limited understanding of languages.
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Learning isn't limited to the school day. Expand your thinking on expanded learning time.
An alternative to standardized test--and why it makes sense for the global innovation age.
Help Students Understand Themselves as Learners
Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addresses educators at an Asia Society conference, and truly seems to speak their language.
Discover the difference between tourism and a deep learning experience.
For a good job in 21st Century, learn Chinese, U.S. Ambassador to China says.
A Houston school goes from being on a "death march" to "exemplary."
The non-profit organization World Savvy released new research on what American graduates know about the world. It reveals a troubling gap between important world events and trends, and what a rising generation does not know.
Learn about the benefits and challenges of language immersion programs.
Whether you are 8, 18 or 28, it's clear: global competence can open up new job opportunities for you.

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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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