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The Global Search for Education: More News From Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
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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 10.12.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 10.06.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | Education
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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?

The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Education
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Investment in technology is on the increase. Some continue to claim it hurts the classroom. Others are more convinced it is transforming the classroom in a positive way. However, most now believe the goal must be about transforming the learning process.

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- Face Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
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What are the benefits of students being exposed to both an Eastern and Western education during the course of their high school years? How would you steer the experience towards optimal learning and how might today's technology enhance the experience?

The Global Search for Education: Learn by Action

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
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"No matter the platform, people will always need to know how to understand, analyze and reflect upon larger contexts and systems. That pro-active cre...

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
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"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: Pictures with Links

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
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Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactiv...

The Global Search for Education: Creative China

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.10.2014 | Education
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Jiang Xueqin believes that the very best American institutions of learning have "a culture and tradition of openness, diversity, and risk-taking that China must emulate if China is to progress as a society and as a culture."

The Global Search for Education: The Middle East

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
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"The need for 21st century human capital is creating new pressure on the existing education systems to be effective and fully capable of catering to ...

The Global Search for Education: Champions! Champions! Champions!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
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"Our teachers will often tell us that their students talk about us, "Meryl and Charlie," as friends; it's as if we are present in their everyday live...

The Global Search for Education: From New Zealand

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
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New Zealand has one of the most devolved school systems in the Western world. If, for example, a school in New Zealand is failing, the final say on all things resides with the school community.

The Global Search for Education: Girls Just Wanna Have Games!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
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"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are leg...

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- A School in Beijing

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
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As for the skills that the Chinese higher education system is looking for, that is a topic that is currently under public discourse due to recent policy changes.

The Global Search for Education: Head, Heart, Soul, and Frankenstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
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Education thought leaders around the world speak to the need for more innovative projects like the workshop being done this week at Teacher's College. To find out more, I reached out to the visiting teachers, students and leaders.

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

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
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15 Lessons from a Festschrift Howard Gardner with Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner To celebrate Howard Gardner's 70th birthday last July 11, 2013,...

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
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"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...

The Global Search for Education: A Healthy Start for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
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Poverty, ignorance, poor health and undernutrition trap the lives of mothers and infants in vicious cycles according to the findings of a Symposium on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Emerging Markets.

The Global Search For Education: Helping the World's Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
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What does TALIS teach us? Last Thursday, I attended a dazzling gala to watch special education teacher Matthew Cunningham accept the inaugural GEM...

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- News from Malaysia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
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In a complex, diverse and economically burgeoning society, the current challenges facing the Malaysian education system are considerable.

The Global Search for Education: Teacher I Need You

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
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Special Ed teacher Matthew Cunningham awarded the inaugural GEMS Education Chicago Teacher Award "But what does it all mean to YOU?" My teacher...

The Global Search for Education: South Africa - Future Focus

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
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"It is the teacher who shows his/her students through her own behavior, what it means to be compassionate and accepting of others different from them...

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - Research We Need

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
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"The starting point for all research must be to look at the tick itself to understand which bacteria and viruses are in the ticks, especially in ende...