Around the World in 30 Days – December 2014
Dec28

Around the World in 30 Days – December 2014

C. M. Rubin’s global education report from Canada, China, the US and the UK. In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders (from Canada, China, America and the UK) all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development of innovative education and can create smart...

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Thinking Big!  How to Prepare for Top Jobs in a Global Marketplace
Dec22

Thinking Big! How to Prepare for Top Jobs in a Global Marketplace

By Ann Puntis and Melanie Hilton Today’s college graduates are looking at the big picture — towards the world of multinational corporations and the lucrative jobs they can offer. According to CNN Money’s 2013 survey of the “World’s Top Employers For New Grads,” firms like Google, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs and PWC top students’ rankings. But what does it take to make it in the world of multinational corporations? For one thing,...

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The Global Search for Education: What’s the Secret to Canada’s Success?
Dec19

The Global Search for Education: What’s the Secret to Canada’s Success?

“Effects of socio-economic status on educational outcomes can be mitigated, and this can be done on a whole-school and system-wide basis by the very people and the same schools where low performance was once the norm. It was, in Ontario, the product of attention to research, and committed collaboration by educators focused on improved instruction and precision in meeting student needs.”— Mary Jean Gallagher In 2003,...

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The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?
Dec11

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

“If you simply want to have the most toys at the end of life, you might get away with Bad or Compromised Grit. But if you pursue goals beyond self-aggrandizement, then you can do well both for yourself and for the world.” — Howard Gardner Gotta have Grit to succeed in a winner takes all world, right? But do you have Good Grit or Bad Grit? Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of...

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The Global Search for Education: Creative China – Part 2
Dec08

The Global Search for Education: Creative China – Part 2

“It requires tremendous emotional intelligence, self-understanding, wisdom, maturity, and confidence to maintain a minimal interventionist attitude while offering non-judgmental support and encouragement. Teachers and students are the real stars of any great school, and real education leadership means playing a backstage and supporting role.” — Jiang Xueqin According to Jiang Xueqin, “the gap between the...

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