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How Singapore Readies its Students for a Globalized World

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) and school children look at digital interactive media during the opening of the newly restored National Gallery in Singapore on November 23, 2015. (Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty)

Professor Lee Sing-Kong discusses what his country is doing to develop "globally competent" students, and why a tide of nationalism cannot win.

Equipping Students for the 'Head-Spinning Changes' of Globalization

Panelists discuss education issues at the launch of Asia Society's Center for Global Education. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Education

High UN and OECD officials describe how promoting diversity and 21st century technological skills in students are critical as the world globalizes.

Interview: Education Minister Hekia Parata on Preparing New Zealand's Future Generations to Take on the World

New Zealand's Minister of Education Hekia Parata aims to equip all of New Zealand's students with the tools to take on a fast-paced global community. (Image courtesy of Hekia Parata)
Education

"New Zealanders have a long tradition of looking outwards, and taking risks."

Sarah Brown: Why Expanded Education Opportunity Is Key to Solving Global Challenges

Sarah Brown (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

Felix Ruano on Why Poor Communities Need a Global Understanding

Felix Ruano. (Asia Society)
Education

A Harvard student from a poor immigrant family discusses why having an international perspective is critical for succeeding in an increasingly globalized world.

Yu Lizhong: Global Competence Key 'To Do Well and to Do Good'

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)
Education

Says the NYU Shanghai chancellor: "We live and work today in a world defined by the steady convergence of cultures across the globe."

Why Language Immersion Works Well for Young Children

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Research shows that learning a second language as a young child provides lifelong benefits.

The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

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Education

Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.

How 'Global Citizenship' Education Can Fill the Skilled Workers Gap

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Education

"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.

From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.