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The Global Search for Education

Around the World in 30 Days (February 2015)

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
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In February, I continued my conversations on global education with Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Australia's Geoff Masters (CEO of Australian Council for Educational Research) and Susan Mann (CEO of Education Services Australia). I learned further about how technology is entering the classroom and how this is helping to broaden cross-cultural perspectives in education.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- What Will Be the Most Significant Classroom Innovation in the Next 10 Years?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We liked their innovative ideas so much, we decided to invite these talented 12 back each month to answer one big picture question related to 21st century education.

The Global Search for Education: The Tech Report - From Australia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Technology has become further integrated into the daily operations of most Australian schools. The entire teacher workforce can now collaborate nationally on innovations in practice that address the problems they encounter in implementing a new curriculum.

The Global Search for Education: How to Improve -- From Australia

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

In his paper, "Is School Reform Working?", Professor Geoff Masters explores whether or not the policy settings for Australian schools are on track to ensure future improvements in that country's decade-long decline in the PISA test. I caught up with him recently to get some answers to the questions I had.

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about what was the most important facet of education to focus on.

The Global Search for Education: Education Is My Right -- India

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
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It's my pleasure to invite Shaheen Mistri to The Global Search for Education today to tell us more about Teach for India's good work.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
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What role should education play in the success of economies? How can the schools of today better represent the world of 5, 10, and 25 years from now? Will educational inequalities exacerbate economic inequalities? How can we break the chain?

The Global Search for Education: How to Improve - From Finland

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
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"I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn." -- Mikko Salonen All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, w...

The Global Search for Education: Our Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.04.2015 | Education
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Everybody was blogging in 2014, and especially teachers. We asked The Global Search for Education editorial team and our blogging advisors to submit their favorite teacher blogs and blog posts from around the world.

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
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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: What's the Secret to Canada's Success?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
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In 2003, the provincial government of Ontario, Canada initiated a focus on educational improvement as one of its key strategies for the future success of its people and its economy. Since then, the entire system has dramatically improved.

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
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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.

The Global Search for Education: Creative China - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
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"It requires tremendous emotional intelligence, self-understanding, wisdom, maturity, and confidence to maintain a minimal interventionist attitude w...

Around the World in 30 Days -- November 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
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In November, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. Each of this month's leaders dealt with situations that seemed unmanageable: from entrenched gender stereotypes to impoverished conditions.

The Global Search for Education: What's the News from Pakistan?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
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Pakistan is not only looking up, with more students completing education programs, but is also showing its own leadership, and thus growing independently from external aid.

The Global Search for Education: What do Finland and Puerto Rico Have in Common?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
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"Prompted by the Global Search for Education series, a survey was designed and responses were obtained from 53 female and 78 male students at the Uni...

The Global Search for Education: By Schools for Schools - From the UK

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.11.2015 | Education
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"By Schools for Schools starts from a different set of assumptions. In essence, it builds on the idea that within schools and the communities they s...

Hard, Soft or In Between?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
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Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance - a book review by C. M. Rubin What happens when you create a p...

The Global Search for Education: From Argentina

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
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I'm on a quest to find the most inspiring school turnaround success stories from around the world. From Argentina this morning, I am delighted to welcome once again to The Global Search for Education Dr. Silvina Gvirtz.

Around the World in 30 Days -- October 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
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A common thread connects these thought leaders, which is a commitment to using innovative, hands-on methods to solve the problems of inadequate education programs.

The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
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The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the West has received significant media attention in recent years, but what about the flipside? What will this mean for the further development of higher education institutions in modern China and for their influence with educators and students around the world?

The Global Search for Education: More News From Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A few years ago, my daughter and I worked with AIDS orphans in schools in Tanzania. The Ebola crisis is another grim example of the challenges that strike hardest on people in poor countries. Education is one of the most effective tools we have to combat poverty.

The Global Search for Education: What the World Can Learn from Latin America

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Education
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How are Brazil and other Latin America countries innovating mathematics education? This year, 35-year-old Brazilian mathematician Artur Avila became the first Latin American to claim the prestigious 2014 Fields Medal.

The Global Search for Education: Do You Have Global Skills?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
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"90% of Canadians polled in a national opinion survey supported study abroad and nearly as many believed that financial support should be available."...

The Global Search for Education: China -- To Follow or Not to Follow?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The Western legacy of educational virtue has been called into question by the better PISA test score results coming out of other countries, especially China. Should we in the US be following Shanghai's lead and focusing on improving our students' test scores in this international exam?