Around the World in 30 Days – October 2014
Oct30

Around the World in 30 Days – October 2014

C. M. Rubin’s global education report from Latin America, Canada, Africa and China This past month in The Global Search for Education, I talked to global education leaders working at the frontiers of their fields to gather new perspectives on some of our greatest concerns in education today. Talking to educators from Latin America, Canada, Africa and China gave me a richer perspective on a number of the debates that we are...

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The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York
Oct24

The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York

“Chinese traditional culture is especially important today, when the society is gradually losing its moral standards due to utilitarianism and materialism.”— Lee Shu Ping The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the West has received significant media attention in recent years, but what about the flipside? As the world’s second largest economy continues to grow and evolve, what will this mean...

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The Global Search for Education: More News From Africa
Oct19

The Global Search for Education: More News From Africa

“Arguably the most dysfunctional education systems, especially public schools, are to be found in Africa. This is related to a bigger problem that is twofold: a washed away value system and lack of imagination.” — Sara Ruto Education is one of the most effective tools we have to combat poverty. A few years ago, my daughter and I worked with AIDS orphans in schools in Tanzania.  For us it was both an inspiring...

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The Global Search for Education: What the World Can Learn from Latin America
Oct12

The Global Search for Education: What the World Can Learn from Latin America

“Latino students should feel proud of their mathematical and cultural heritage, and move in unison with their host country as we co-create a culture that values mathematical ideas. That should be the goal of any mathematics education agenda.” — Hector Rosario The largest percentage of foreign-born residents in the United States come from South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. In 28 states, more...

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The Global Search for Education: Do You Have Global Skills?
Oct06

The Global Search for Education: Do You Have Global Skills?

“90% of Canadians polled in a national opinion survey supported study abroad and nearly as many believed that financial support should be available.”– Karen McBride Why are global skills even more critical in today’s world? What does the latest research tell us? Why are Canadian parents, educators and employers taking these skills very seriously? Call me a global nomad. By the time I was 18, my parents had exposed me...

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