In the 1990's, in response to a changing global economy, Japanese education authorities realized they needed to make major changes to their education system. One of these was to change the curriculum to include an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and international relations. With a very prescribed curriculum, the trick was to find a place for these new skills. The answer? A new focus on "integrated learning." The integrated learning courses are intended to give more flexibility to schools in teaching these skills and for designing them locally to meet the needs of their own students. Allowing ...


Legendary journalist Dan Rather talks about the American education system in the global knowledge age.


Legendary journalist Dan Rather talks about the American education system in the global knowledge age.


Simulations help students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success in the world at large.


A look at the key, overarching lessons which emerged from the 2012 International Summit on the Teaching Profession, held in March in New York City.


Here are the conclusions from the 2012 International Summit on the Teaching Profession.


Advocating for international education is really a reform movement.


Those in the workforce must upgrade and maintain skills to meet the changing needs of society and society needs to cultivate lifelong learners.


Today, Pearson launched a new project that aims to share the insights of education leaders called Five Things I've Learned. Here is my contribution.


I recently wrote about how the Obama Administration's the career and technical education (CTE) plan calls for better collaboration and accountability from all stakeholders, including school districts, universities, and the private sector. An education system aligned to workforce needs that produces globally competent students will propel this country forward. My colleague Heather Singmaster, looks at the latest movements in the field. By Heather Singmaster I had the honor of attending and presenting at the National Career Clusters Institute in Washington, DC last week. While I was there, I was one of the first to view the new Common Career Technical ...


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