Yong Zhao: Catching up or leading the way: American education in the age of globalization
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In a world where the transnational flow of ideas, people, culture, and technology is dramatically altering our educational landscape, many teachers, policymakers, and parents are searching for a clear path towards a more successful and effective education system. This desire for effectiveness is aggravated by the current state of economic uncertainty and upheaval in many communities. Yong Zhao’s recent book, Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization, provides a sound contextual foundation from which to understand globalization’s impact on the field of education. It also presents some hopeful directions for an American system leaning towards increased standardization, centralization, and high-stakes testing. Zhao’s path to educating confident and capable human beings is defined by a celebration of diversity, cultivation of creativity, cherishing of individual talents, fostering of global competencies, and a decentralization of curriculum that moves s
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Journal of Educational Change
Volume 12, Issue 1 , pp 109-113
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- 1. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada