Transforming Learning and Achieving Equity in Education


Lessons from the Global Cities Education Network

Please join us for an insightful and enlightening dialogue when Asia Society hosts an exclusive conversation with international experts in the field of education. Representing school systems in Toronto, the United States, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong these noted speakers will discuss two issues of urgency to Asian and North American school systems: transforming learning so that students have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a 21st-century global environment; and achieving equity, how school systems can be designed to ensure all students have access to an excellent education.

The Global Cities Education Network, a new Asia Society initiative, brings together multi-sector teams from cities in the Asia-Pacific region and North America to collaboratively examine common, high-priority problems of education policy and practice. This panel discussion is a rare opportunity to hear members of the Network in conversation on pressing challenges to education systems worldwide.

Speakers include:

  • Catherine K.K. Chan, Deputy Secretary, Hong Kong Education Bureau
  • Linda Darling Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
  • Tony Mackay, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Education, Australia
  • Kai-Ming Cheng, Chair of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  • Tom Boasberg, Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
  • Gen-Ling Chang, Coordinating Superintendent Teaching & Learning Toronto District School Board
  • Cheong Wei Yang, Director, Planning, Ministry of Education, Singapore


Core support for the Global Cities Education Network and related programming is provided by JPMorgan Chase.
Lead support is provided by MetLife Foundation, Pearson Foundation, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Additional support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Event Details

Sat 12 May 2012
2 - 4 p.m.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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