Author: CIEB

Recent Conferences of Note: 5th APEC Education Ministerial Conference May 21-23, 2012, Gyeongju, Korea The theme of this year’s conference was “Future Challenges and Educational Responses: Fostering Global, Innovative, and Cooperative Education”.  Education ministers from 21 APEC member economies gathered together to seek ways to achieve...

[caption id="attachment_8580" align="aligncenter" width="633" caption="(Source: OECD. (2011). Education at a Glance: 2011, OECD. (2010). PISA 2009 Results: Overcoming Social Background, Vol. II.)"][/caption] One challenge shared by many countries as they work toward improving student performance is insuring that new immigrants are provided the kind and quality...

[caption id="attachment_8602" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Tony Mackay, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education"][/caption] This month, the International Advisory Board welcomed Tony Mackay as their newest member. Mackay is the Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne, Australia and Deputy Chair of Australian Curriculum,...

[caption id="attachment_8432" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Ben Jensen, Program Director of the School Education Program at Australia’s Grattan Institute"][/caption] This month, Betsy Brown Ruzzi, Director of the Center on International Education Benchmarking, interviewed Ben Jensen of Australia’s Grattan Institute about the Institute’s most recent report, Catching Up: Learning...

[caption id="attachment_8484" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Review of Funding for Schooling"][/caption] Following the release in late 2010 of the PISA 2009 results, the Australian government, unhappy with how the nation stacked up against other high performing countries in Asia and Europe, commissioned a report to determine what changes,...

Transforming Education Summit 2012 May 7-9, 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates This summit offers a platform to share lessons learned on how to deliver relevant education to young people more effectively in a rapidly changing global society. Keynote speakers will include former UK Prime Minister Gordon...