Making the Case for Global Education

A student points to clouds in the shape of the globe.

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

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The new Common Core State Standards view global awareness as an essential feature of college and career readiness. Learn how to teach it.
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Prepare students for the global knowledge economy, and meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards along the way.
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Receives Race to the Top Innovation Grant Support
What's behind a bold step in education?
English is the most used language in the world, but are Americans at a linguistic disadvantage?
Asia Society President Vishakha Desai was one of six experts interviewed recently for a segment on PBS's weekly Need to Know program.
The science classroom is a powerful place for students to take action on worldwide problems and opportunities.
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The best school systems in the world focus on language learning because they know it translates to future success in a global economy.
An analysis of PISA results by Dr. Tony Jackson.
Math helps us understand the world. It follows that learners should use the world to understand math.
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What research tells us about the benefits of language learning.
Most teachers are underpaid. But what is the best way to think about proper compensation?
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Asia Society President defines what's needed to produce "globally competent" citizens.
See why Arne Duncan calls international education and exchanges this generation's moonshot.
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Global competence is a crucial upgrade if our education system is to prepare the next generation for the knowledge economy. But what does it entail?
An inspiring story of how one charter school helps students find success in their academic life--and in a global economy.
American students are at risk of being unprepared for the demands and opportunities of a global economy. How do we deliver a high-quality, relevant education for all students and ensure a prosperous future for our country?

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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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