Catching Up or Leading the Way: Education in the Age of Globalization

Where: World Affairs Council of Oregon 1200 SW Park Ave Madison Room Portland, OR 97201

What’s wrong and what’s right with U.S. education and where should it be going? Have educational reformers, business executives, and politicians misjudged American education? Why are China and Asian countries actually reforming schools to be more like their American counterparts? What really matters for an education system and what really counts as educational excellence? Dr. Yong Zhao draws on his own experience as a student in China, as a parent of children attending school in the U.S., and as one of our leading thinkers on education and globalization, to arrive at a prescription for what schools must do to keep pace in a dramatically flattened world.

$10 general admission; $5 WAC members. Registration required.

Register for this event at World Oregon site.