Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, by Veronica Boix Mansilla, Principal Investigator, Interdisciplinary Studies Project, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Tony Jackson, Vice President, Education, Asia Society, is a publication co-developed by Asia Society and the Council of Chief State School Officers' EdSteps Program. This book makes the case for a more globally focused K-12 education system and defines the term global competence. It explores how young people view their role as competent workers and citizens as well as how practitioners can develop global competence through the study of world issues. With examples, tools, and resources, this book is a must have for those wanting to add a global dimension to their classrooms and schools.
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The International Summit on the Teaching Profession, which was hosted by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and convened education ministers, master teachers, national union leaders, and education organization leaders from countries with high performing and rapidly improving educational systems. The purpose of the summit was to identify best practices worldwide that strengthen the teaching profession and raise student achievement. .
Participants engaged in a discussion on the vital role teachers play in advancing progressive, sustainable education reform. The summit discussions and emerging lessons from around the world were released in a report titled “Improving Teacher Quality Around the World: The International Summit on the Teaching Profession.” The report was authored by Asia Society’s Senior Advisor for Education Vivien Stewart on behalf of the Summit’s partner organizations.
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