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The Global Search for Education

The Global Search for Education: What's the Secret to Canada's Success?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 12.11.2014 | 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.

The Global Search for Education: Creative China - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"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 12.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 11.25.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 11.16.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"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 11.12.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"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 11.05.2014 | Books
C. M. Rubin

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 11.03.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 10.30.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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
C. M. Rubin

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
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 12.06.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"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?

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

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 11.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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 11.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"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 10.31.2014 | 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 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: Pictures with Links

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

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
C. M. Rubin

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
C. M. Rubin

"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
C. M. Rubin

"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
C. M. Rubin

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.