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

Learn about the qualities of an effective summer program--and start planning for how your youth will spend the summers to enhance global learning and academic achievement.
When it comes to internationalizing the curriculum, many states have plans, but most schools do it alone. There are distinct advantages to a district-wide approach, especially when it comes to the sharing of scarce resources.
Learn how afterschool can help young people prepare for life and work by gaining the highly sought global knowledge, skills and experiences demanded by the industries of tomorrow.
There's an estimated 200 percent growth in Chinese language programs in the United States in just four years. Read about other interesting trend data.
The world is changing, and, inescapably, America is changing along with it. Unfortunately, our schools are not responding to these challenges as rapidly or as effectively as they should.
There is an inverse relationship between the growing importance of international relations and how little most high school graduates know. This article outlines ways to correct the problem.
Two governors make the case that in an interconnected world, understanding other nations and regions is a cornerstone of democratic citizenship.
How do we prepare American students to be contributing citizens, productive workers, and competent leaders in the interconnected world of the 21st century?
Our schools must prepare students for an ever-shrinking world.
The seminal 2001 report, Asia in the Schools, is a call to action for educators and leaders to better prepare youth to understand the world.

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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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