China Tag

Cross-posted from Education Week Those of you who make it your business to follow the PISA survey reports know that, in 2010, the first year that PISA reported results for Shanghai, China, this megalopolis of 23 million souls came out on the top of the world's...

Cross-posted from Education Week Last October, Tom Loveless wrote a post on the Brown Center Chalkboard titled "PISA's China Problem".  In that piece, he charged that the authorities in Paris were ignoring the systematic exclusion of migrant students from the reported scores on the PISA assessment...

Cross-posted from Education Week I had an interesting conversation with Motoko Rich, the New York Times education reporter, the other day. We were talking about the reactions of Americans not just to the fact that the United States' place on the OECD-PISA league tables is falling,...

Cross-posted on Education Week I recently spoke with Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China. As a member of China's State Advisory Committee on Curriculum Reform and of the Hong...

Cross-posted on Education Week I had a chance last month to sit-in on a fascinating meeting, a spirited exchange between the top officials of the Chinese education system and the American education system. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education,...

[caption id="attachment_8542" align="alignright" width="221" caption="A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation (ASCD, 2012)"][/caption] Vivien Stewart is a mistress of deception.  In A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation, she distills a lifetime of astute observation into a slim...