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Catching up or leading the way : American education in the age of globalization / Yong Zhao.

Catching up or leading the way : American education in the age of globalization / Yong Zhao.
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Record Number 19141
ISBN 9781416608738
Location 370.973 ZHA
Author Zhao, Yong
Title Catching up or leading the way : American education in the age of globalization / Yong Zhao.
Portion of title American education in the age of globalization
Published Alexandria, Va. : ASCD, c2009.
Collation xv, 228 p. ; 23 cm.
General Note PSD - Professor Stephen Dinham Collection
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-221) and index.
Contents Note Recent education reform in the United States -- From the missile gap to the learning gap: myth, fear, and the evolution of accountability -- Why America hasn't lost yet: strengths of American education -- Why China isn't a threat yet: the costs of high scores -- The challenges, part I: globalization -- The challenges, part II: technology -- What knowledge is of most worth in the global and digital economy? -- Global competence and digital competence: the new universal knowledge and skills -- Catching up or keeping the lead: the future of American education.
Summary Note At a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in, is education reform in the United States heading down the right path? Are schools emphasizing the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society--are schools actually undermining their strengths by overemphasizing high-stakes testing and standardization? Are education systems in China and other countries really as superior as some people claim? Yong Zhao, born and raised in China and now a professor at Michigan State University, bases many of his observations on his firsthand experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States.
Topical Term Education and globalization
Education -- Economic aspects
Educational leadership
Education -- Economic aspects -- United States
Education and globalization
Educational leadership -- United States
Geographic Name United States
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