Highlights: Every Student Ready for the World

Educators and education leaders visited Asia Society New York on December 8 to hear about the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, which were released on Tuesday, December 6, with a focus on equity in education.

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), led a panel discussion with global education leaders from North America and Asia featuring former Japanese State Minister of Education Suzuki Kan, former Director of the National Institute of Education in Singapore Lee Sing Kong, and Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Hau Kit-Tai. Asia Society Vice President of Education Anthony Jackson moderated the discussion.

Every Student Ready for the World

Results show improved equity and commitment to global education
“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”
Professor Lee Sing Kong discusses what his country is doing to develop "globally competent" students, and why a tide of nationalism cannot win.
Educational psychologist Kit-Tai Hau discusses how China can bridge the rural-urban education divide, and where global competence falls amid a tough political environment.
Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.

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