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By Jackie Kraemer The Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) released a report earlier this year entitled, “Improving Performance of Low Achieving and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students” by Ben Levin, Professor and Canada Research Chair for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at...

By Betsy Brown Ruzzi Backtracking from a proposal to do away with the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), the set of examinations that English secondary students take from age 16 on, Education Minister Michael Gove announced February 7 that the government would not establish the...

[caption id="attachment_9016" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Kathrin Hoeckel, Policy Analyst at the OECD"][/caption] In May 2012, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its much-anticipated Skills Strategy, a major new initiative aimed at helping governments improve their economies through comprehensive skills policies.  Kathrin Hoeckel, a Policy...

[caption id="attachment_8265" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of CIMO at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture; Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education at the Asia Society; and Lee Sing Kong, Director of the National Institute of Education in Singapore"][/caption] On March 9, 2012, Vivien...

By Roland Østerlund, former director general of the Ministry of Education, Denmark [caption id="attachment_5696" align="alignright" width="294" caption="New Book: Nancy Hoffman, Schooling in the Workplace: How Six of the World’s Best Vocational Education Systems Prepare Young People for Jobs and Life. Harvard Education Press, Nov. 2011"][/caption] On the...