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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students, uplifting and impactful learning for edu...

Around the World in 30 Days - June 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world, and for those of us passionate about the role of ...

The Global Search for Education: Remembering Jerome Bruner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I have a kaleidoscope of memories of Jerry," writes Howard Gardner, "sitting with a group of students and colleagues, raising questions in a broader...

Around the World in 30 Days - April 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report In the profit-above-all-world of digitization and automation, ethics and the nature of professionalism seem t...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - On Becoming a Consummate Professional - Part 3

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In speaking of the achievement of excellence as workers and citizens, we refer to the three E's: Excellence, Engagement, and Ethics." -- Howard Gardn...

Assessing Our Children to Death

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine a world where a poem was judged by the number of characters per line or the font in which it was published, or a violin concerto reviewed in terms of its precise conformance to metronomic beats or the posture of the violinist. This is what we are doing to education: Trying to measure beauty with a ruler.

The Global Search for Education: Planet Earth needs a new 'Billionaires' List

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What if we defined Billionaires as entrepreneurs helping to solve earth's most pressing challenges? What if we disrupted Forbes Magazine criteria f...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - Is Education a Profession? - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We should try to raise consciousness about a teaching corps that is highly professionalized." --  Howard Gardner In the profit-above-all-world o...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - Do they Exist? - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I see the range of professions, both in the United States and abroad, as under severe strain, because of both internal and external forces."  -- Ho...

Christina Cantlin Is Grounded...For Now

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"I'm still accepting my new life," says Christina Cantlin with an easy smile. It is an experience I know of all too well. During my hiatus away from T...

60% of Sub-Saharan Africa's Population Is Under 25!

Trevor Waldock | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.

Freedom to Create

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Children create naturally, but as we age and take on more responsibilities, we may not feel we have the time for such things. Yet everything in life, including us, exists because of creative energy.

What We Know, What We Do -- A Contradiction

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

For kids who are intelligent in different ways, who develop more slowly, or who are sensitive or quirky, the educational system has been especially ineffective. Many such folks find their way outside of, or in spite of, school, but the system has always served them poorly.

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Steve Nelson

Let's have a lawsuit where all the "different" learners, visionaries, poets, iconoclasts, artists and musicians come together and sue Harvard for giving illegal preference to applicants who brandish their relatively unimportant test scores. That's a lawsuit I'd join.

Around The World In 30 Days - April 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report In April, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world on many topics including the rol...

9 Ways of Raising Issues of Religious Pluralism in the Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Someone said to me once that throughout the ages, more people have been killed in the name of religion than all the people who have ever died of all diseases combined. I don't know whether this is actually the case, but I do think it highlights a vital point.

The Global Search for Education: United States and Finland - Why are they so great?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"American scholars and their writings, like Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, have been influential in building the much-admired scho...

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development.

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of numerous books on intelligence and creativity, wants us to cultivate Good Grit in every school in the world.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner Diane Ravitch, ...

The Global Search for Education: Mind Work Life and Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

15 Lessons from a Festschrift Howard Gardner with Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner To celebrate Howard Gardner's 70th birthday last July 11, 2013, ...

How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

Howard Gardner | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Howard Gardner

An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant reluctance to proceed if an app is lacking -- can be very limiting. And it is especially pernicious in the event that this mentality becomes the dominant mode, the dominant metaphor, for how one leads one's life.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.

The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As apps become more and more significant in our society, are they opening up our world or are they shutting it down? How are the advantages of face to face contact as relevant when we have cutting-edge, digital toys to interact with?