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Video: Catching Up or Leading the Way

7 August 2009 17,826 7 Comments

This is a video of Yong Zhao’s keynote speech at Asia Socity’s A World Class Education conference on July 11, 2009, Washington DC. It is titled Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization after his new book.

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  • Kenyon Kummings said:

    It is refreshing to hear what the 21st century learner needs to know and why. A lot of empty rhetoric is circulating as to the importance of 21st century teaching, the technology that is available, and the need to rethink the way in which we teach. Thank you for painting a picture of where we were, where we are, and where we need to be heading. And thank you for using details while doing so.

  • Martin said:

    I’d like to know what exacly they are planning to change. Speech like this one is only media targeted!
    Increase YouTube views

  • Rod said:

    It’s a great book – would be great as an ipod touch app or something similar.

  • Heather Nicholson said:

    Thank You! This sounds just like so many of our dinner-table conversations at home. We are a family of great teachers, both sciences and arts. American can not kill creativity or we will all suffer.

  • Warren Buckleitner said:

    Congratulations on the book; keep up the great work, Yong. (And Like that black suit!)

  • Yvonne Siu-Runyan said:

    Dr. Zhao,

    You would make an excellent Secretary of Education. Wouldn’t that be refreshing if someone with knowledge held that position?

    One can only hope, but I won’t hold me breath. I’d be dead before having a Secretary of Education like you in D.C.

    Thanks for ALL you do.

    All good things,
    Yvonne Siu-Runyan

  • Yvonne Siu-Runyan said:

    LOVE your book.

    Congress needs to read your book.

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