The data showing that other nations are investing more than the U.S. in both early childhood programs and advanced degrees comes from a new report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The more than 500-page reportanalyzed the education systems of 46 nations and highlighted long-term trends from preschool to Ph.D. programs.
“The U.S. hasn’t backslid, but other countries have made big gains,” said OECD Education Director Andreas Schleicher, in a pre-publication briefing with journalists.
Read the article here: http://hechingerreport.org/us-falls-behind-other-nations-in-the-global-knowledge-economy-says-46-country-report/
Read more about the importance of global competence in “Diversity drives demand for global lessons” here http://www.districtadministration.com/article/diversity-drives-demand-global-lessons
Rochester Business Journal
Why do we not utilize international skills more in our US schools preparing our kids for workplace readiness? This needs to change! We already have all resources in our schools!!!
Read more about the research supporting language immersion and global learning: http://bit.ly/1cqSR4T.
Founded with a vision to prepare students for a globalized future, Seattle’s John Stanford International School (JSIS) is an internationally themed, model public elementary school. Several key strategies and best practices interact to help explain the success of JSIS:
The international schools movement
The benefits of bilingualism
Professional learning communities (PLCs)
The INTENT project team is happy to announce that the www.unicollaboration.eu platform is now officially open to practitioners from universities around the world.
The platform will allow university educators and students mobility coordinators to find partner-classes and resources for their online intercultural exchange projects and initiatives. There are also training materials for those who want to learn more about telecollaboration. The platform has been developed with the financing of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning project INTENT (http://www.scoop.it/t/intent-project-news).
“My country is the world and my religion is to do good.” -Thomas Paine, Rights of Man (1737-1809)