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ERIC Number: ED506860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-23
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Short Sighted: How America's Lack of Attention to International Education Studies Impedes Improvement. Policy Brief
Alliance for Excellent Education
To future generations, Americans' current educational myopia is likely to appear, at best, a negligent failure to anticipate and meet the needs of the nation and its citizens. And for the sake of those future generations, this brief suggests that the short-sighted practices and parochial policies that have delayed significant improvement in the nation's educational advancement must change. To provide students with a world-class education, the United States, beginning with strong leadership from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), must adopt a more global outlook. The tools and opportunities already exist; indeed, the United States has even subsidized their creation. Now the nation needs to participate in, learn from, and act on the results of internationally benchmarked assessments. (Contains 7 figures and 61 endnotes.)
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment