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Kennedy, Mark R. – Wilson Center, 2022
America is finally poised to begin to go on offense in the contest for technology leadership in the future. Both federal chambers have passed a bill purportedly aimed at elevating the competitiveness of the United States. The United States House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act on February 4, 2022, that now must be reconciled…
Descriptors: Competition, Leadership, Federal Legislation, Innovation
Smith, Kathleen E.; Mahlay, Orest – Wilson Center, 2021
Russian youth are under threat. At least, that is the perspective of some Russian lawmakers. The explanatory note accompanying a draft amendment to the Russian Federal Law on Education declared: "The absence of appropriate legal regulation creates the preconditions for the uncontrolled realization by anti-Russian forces of a wide range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Enrichment Activities, Access to Education
García, Fernando León; Alcocer, Sergio M.; Eighmy, Taylor; Ono, Santa J. – Wilson Center, 2021
When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into fruition in the early 1990s, there were high hopes and expectations on what this emerging economic block could achieve. Although the agreement involved extensive conversations that led to regulations that facilitated trade across the region--the main intent of NAFTA--the same was not…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Cooperation, International Trade, International Cooperation
Wood, Duncan – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2022
At a time when the Mexican and United States governments are looking for an opportunity to diversify the bilateral agenda and strengthen the economic relationship, there is an urgent need to focus on the long term challenges of competitiveness and human capital in the region. Questions of infrastructure, standards, border procedures and energy are…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Cooperation, Student Exchange Programs
Wayne, Earl Anthony – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2019
As new technology reshapes workplaces and jobs across North America, the United States, Mexico, and Canada need to reinvent the ways that they educate, train, and re-skill their workforces. With Mexico and Canada now the United States' two largest economic partners, more than ever the three countries need to work together to effectively and…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Private Sector
Lloyd-Damnjanovic, Anastasya – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2018
Officials of the People's Republic of China (PRC) present their global initiatives as public goods, but many Americans see the PRC's moves as those of a peer competitor aiming to create a world antithetical to U.S. values and interests. Academic and public discussions have largely ignored the challenges that may arise from the activities of PRC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Foreign Students, Academic Freedom
Robertson, Angela; Wood, Duncan – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2017
In May 2013, the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute published a short paper calling on the governments of Mexico and the United States to form a high-level bilateral working group on educational exchange with government, private sector, and academic representation. Based on a recognition of the economic, public diplomacy, and business benefits of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, STEM Education
Naviwala, Nadia – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2016
Pakistan suffers from an extensive education crisis. Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school, and those that do must deal with absent teachers and poor learning environments, among other challenges. While this crisis is frequently discussed in Pakistan and beyond, it is often misunderstood. This new Wilson Center report, based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Teacher Attendance, Interviews
Mady, Abdel-Fattah – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2016
From the early 20th century through the 2011 revolution, student activism has played a profound role in supporting liberty and democracy in Egypt. The 2011 revolution was an opportunity for students to call for a series of key demands: the amendment of student bylaws to guarantee autonomy for student unions, alongside radical reforms in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Democratic Values, Activism
Vallas, Paul – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2014
In this essay, Paul Vallas--education reform expert and key advisor to the government of Haiti in developing its national education plan--discusses his plan for Haiti. The paper explores the successes and challenges of education reform in Haiti, before and after the earthquake that devastated the nation in 2010. The essay describes the…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Educational Planning
Hughes, Kent H., Ed.; Byers, Elizabeth A., Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was delighted to host a group of current and former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fellowship program. Outstanding math and science teachers in America's K-12 schools, the Einstein Fellows spend a year (or sometimes two) working on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Educational Change, Science Teachers
Seif, Hinda – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009
As demographics shift and immigration is a hotly contested area of US civic life, the civic preparation and participation of Latin American immigrant youth is becoming increasingly important. The author examines the growing literature on this topic, inquiring into the political and demographic changes that have stimulated this area of inquiry, the…
Descriptors: Youth, Immigrants, Latin Americans, Hispanic Americans
Nader, Jacqueline – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2008
Ensuring that every child grows up with a strong education is a deeply rooted American value. Over time, however, the basic preparation that American students need to succeed in the world has changed. Now, with a competitive global economy and the importance of technology in the fields of health, energy, and engineering, the United States must…
Descriptors: Seminars, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
Bryan, Elizabeth, Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2008
Over the last several decades a number of strategies have emerged and evolved to promote gender equity in development efforts. Yet debates regarding the relative efficacy of these strategies remain. On Thursday, April 26, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center convened a group of experts on gender and development to address the issue of gender inequality…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Developing Nations, Females, Poverty
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2007
While Brazil has successfully achieved universal access to basic education, the quality of education remains stubbornly low. A recent study by the Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada (IPEA) shows that the average 25 years old Brazilian has completed only nine years of education. Almost eleven percent of the population is illiterate and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, Educational Attainment
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