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The deception and detriment of US-China cultural and educational decoupling

Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen – Brookings This article was originally published in China-US Focus. As the United States insignia was stripped and the American flag was lowered over the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China, in late July, a bridge that had connected America with western China for 35 years was severed. Soon thereafter, the U.S. embassy…

Education’s role in building back better for the planet

Christina Kwauk – Brookings The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we live in a socio-ecological system in which our human systems are deeply interconnected with our natural systems. Yet our education systems do not educate us to recognize, respect, or nurture this interdependency. The zoonotic nature of the coronavirus has exposed how human-caused environmental degradation…

With the right skills, we can thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

SCDI’s Skills & Employability Leadership Group have published their report ‘Upskilling Scotland: The Future of Skills and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, which makes recommendations to ensure Scotland has the skills to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Leadership Group brought together experts from different sectors and geographies of Scotland, in strategic partnership with Skills…

The happy classroom: Insights from our study of schools in Delhi, India

This blog was originally published by the Brooking Institution and was written byEsther Care, Vishal Talreja, Aynur Gul Sahin, and Sreehari Ravindranath. It is a summary of the new report, “Development of student and teacher measures of Happiness Curriculum factors.” “Knowing if you are happy from within or not is very important because, when your actions are driven…

COVID-19 and US higher education enrollment: Preparing leaders for fall

The first year in university helps define the student experience and heavily influences the institution’s finances. Higher education leaders are concerned about what will happen in the Autumn. This survey insights article published by Mckinsey & Company may be able to help provide some answers. http://www.asiascot.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Mckinseys-COVID-19-and-US-higher-education-enrollment-Preparing-leaders-for-fall_F.pdf The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a massive toll on…

Scotland’s outdoor play initiative has some lessons for the rest of the world

This article was originally published in The Conversation and was written by Michal Pergman, Catherine Bergeron and Nina Howe. As Scotland considers the eventual re-opening of schools and non-emergency child-care facilities as the threat of coronavirus recedes, early childhood advocates are eagerly anticipating a now-delayed rollout of an important social policy experiment. But this article…