How Can We Promote Global Competence?

The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) is collaborating with educational leaders in Scandinavia to plan and conduct mutually supportive, cross-cultural efforts that further instructional leadership and prepare students to engage with the world. Promoting global competence makes students more open-minded, accepting, and able to adapt to changing circumstances regardless of socio-cultural, geographic, and other demographic differences. Moreover, it shows students that everything we do, whether big or small,
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What Makes Finland’s Education System So Successful?

By Joseph Jay Williams, Doctoral Candidate University of California Berkeley, Research Assistant CEI. Finland has received a great deal of attention for the quality of their education system. In fact, Dr. Mason is giving a keynote presentation at a Finnish University this summer, on Heart Centered Education. Below is a post and infographic from OnlineClasses.org
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The U.S. is Playing Catch-Up: Education in Singapore and Finland

According to the 2009 Program for Student Assessement (PISA) given by the Organziation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. placed average in reading, math, and science compared to 57 other countries tested. Finland and Signapore, however, placed in the top tiers of the PISA. So what are these countries doing differently to bring
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