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Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
Zhang, Minxuan; Ding, Xiaojing; Xu, Jinjie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report offers an insider's perspective into the world-leading Shanghai education system. After more than 40 years of reconstruction and reform, education in Shanghai has achieved remarkable results. In the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 2009 and 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies
Stewart, Vivien – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2015
China has the largest population and largest labor force in the world. It has been highly successful in rapidly expanding both secondary and higher education to a significant fraction of the youth cohort. However, educational opportunities and standards across China are highly uneven. China has abundant labor power, but it will need a far more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Educational Opportunities
Hoffman, Nancy; Schwartz, Robert – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2015
At more than $80,000, Switzerland's per capita income is the 3rd highest in Europe and the 4th highest in the world. Switzerland is home to one of the world's most innovative economies and its unemployment rate rests comfortably below 4 percent. All of this in a nation that produces comparatively few university graduates. In an era marked by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Experience, Partnerships in Education
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2014
No Child Left Behind radically shifted the balance of power in American education policy-making from the states to the federal government, not because a new consensus had emerged to make such a shift, but because both Democrats and Republicans were angry with the nation's teachers, holding them responsible for a massive increase in the costs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Legislation
Tucker, Marc S., Ed. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2014
Marc Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and the Economy, presents this compilation of interviews with top Chinese education leaders and international researchers exploring some of the policies and practices behind Shanghai's outstanding performance on PISA 2009 and PISA 2012. The interviews include perspectives from Kai-ming…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Interviews
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013
The fundamental changes taking place in the global economy pose an existential threat for high-wage economies like the United States. Countries with high-wage economies will either figure out how to convert their mass education systems into systems that can educate virtually all their students to the standards formerly reserved for their elites,…
Descriptors: Governance, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2012
This is the first in a series of reports from the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) exploring the leading vocational and technical education systems from around the world to draw out what makes these systems great and what other countries can learn from them. This first report was based on a visit of several days to Singapore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Benchmarking, International Studies
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ3), 2011
In this paper, the author asks what education policy might look like in the United States if it was based on the experience of its most successful competitors. He relies on research conducted by a team assembled by the National Center on Education and the Economy, at the request of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Benchmarking, Educational Policy
National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2007
A swiftly rising number of American workers at every skill level are in direct competition with workers in every corner of the globe. While the United States' relative position in the world's education league tables has continued its long slow decline, the structure of the global economy has continued to evolve. If the U.S. continue on its current…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Development
Ruzzi, Betsy Brown; Kraemer, Jacqueline – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2006
This paper, second in a series of papers on alternative education, examines the academic programming in alternative education programs by reviewing the literature specifically focused on the academic programs in alternative education and summarizing a survey of fifteen alternative education programs. It suggests options for further research on…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Environment, Curriculum Evaluation
Uhalde, Ray; Strohl, Jeff – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2006
In this paper the authors identified the size of America's home market as a crucial component of its historical comparative advantage. The authors showed that over the last four decades nearly 60 percent of per capita U.S. growth has been dependent upon growth in the domestic consumption. Thus, a comprehensive demand side strategy also must target…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Job Skills, Labor Market, Economic Development
Sacks, Lynne; Ruzzi, Betsy Brown – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2005
Early childhood education has received an increasing amount of attention in the last two decades in the United States and in other countries. There is now a strong consensus on the many benefits of preschool. Studies have shown that attending a high-quality preschool program not only increases children's readiness for kindergarten, but also causes…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
Adams, Karlyn – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2005
This document represents a comprehensive summary of current research and theory on the sources of innovation and creativity, both in individuals and organizations. Based on the recurring concepts in the existing literature, the document concludes with some recommendations for how education systems can best foster these attributes in students. Both…
Descriptors: Creativity, Global Approach, Educational Innovation, Innovation