It is widely expected that students in China will attend college abroad, asserts writer Julia Wang, who describes her own experience in this commentary. Data show that China now has surpassed India, South Korea and other countries in the number of students studying overseas.
Teachers must remember their students' diverse cultural identities as they choose global literature, write Maria Jose Botelho and Natalie Sowell, both of the Five College Consortium's Doors to the World project. In this blog post, they offer tips on what to consider when choosing texts that boost cultural awareness in the classroom.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is advocating for smaller class sizes and higher salaries for teachers. That approach is based, among other things, on an international study of education systems showing the benefits of investments in the teaching profession.
In the post-Taliban era, Afghanistan has invested heavily in education, and with the help of international support and passion from its citizens, education has become one of the country's biggest successes. This year, 9.5 million children in Afghanistan will attend school -- up from fewer than 900,000 in 2001.
Developers in China are working on adaptive, computer-based teaching that some say could be the future of education. Such virtual-reality classrooms, which have gained more acceptance in Asia, would use technology to determine whether a student is drifting off or uninterested and could even change the instructor's gender to match cultural preferences.
The popularity of "Pokemon Go" carries lessons for the classroom, suggest Amber McLeod and Kelly Carabott, both of Monash University in Australia. They encourage educators to keep an open mind about apps and games, including "Pokemon Go," and share how they can connect with curricula.
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