A 1999 decision to radically expand higher education enrollment came amid Communist Party fears of social instability — and the repercussions are still being felt.
"New Zealanders have a long tradition of looking outwards, and taking risks."
The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.
A Harvard student from a poor immigrant family discusses why having an international perspective is critical for succeeding in an increasingly globalized world.
Says the NYU Shanghai chancellor: "We live and work today in a world defined by the steady convergence of cultures across the globe."
Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.
"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.
Dr. James Heckman believes that non-cognitive skills are crucial to educational success.