Putting the 'World' in World Class Education
An Afternoon Presentation by Dr. ANTHONY JACKSON, Vice President, Education, Asia Society
In an increasingly interconnected world, globalization is driving demand for an internationally competent workforce. It is imperative that society nurtures students to be contributing citizens, productive workers and competent leaders in the 21st century. To achieve this, they must be far more knowledgeable about the world, different regions and global issues, as well as the ability to communicate across cultures and languages. How do we ensure students are prepared for the workplace and to be citizens in a global century? What role do parents, teachers, policymakers and business leaders have in responding to this reality? How can we achieve this in Asia? What can Asia learn from the US and vice versa?
Anthony Jackson, trained in developmental psychology and education, is a leading expert on secondary school reform and adolescent development. He is Vice President for Education at the Asia Society in New York and also leads its Partnership for Global Learning, a national membership network of practitioners and policymakers dedicated to integrating knowledge about Asia and the world as a mainstay of American education. Prior to that, Dr. Jackson was Director at the Walt Disney Company's Disney Learning Partnership where he designed and oversaw the Creative Learning Communities network of reforming elementary schools.