Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  1. The Ivy Clique

    Sami Mahroum

    The Ivy Clique

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     proposes sending more students from low-income countries to the world's elite universities.

    Harvard Yard Winter Harvard Yard/Wikimedia Commons

    The relationships that are formed at elite universities are among the most influential in the world. As long as low-income countries are excluded from these social circles, they will remain unable to attract the resources they need to improve their international status and enhance their contribution to the global economy. READ MORE

  2. Creating a Learning Society

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Creating a Learning Society

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     makes the case for a return to industrial policy in developed and developing countries alike.

    Newsart for Creating a Learning Society Matthew Petroff/Wikimedia Commons

    For more than two centuries, innovation has been a critical driver of the global economy, with most of the productivity gains stemming not from major discoveries, but from small, incremental changes. This suggests that we should focus on how societies learn, and what can be done to promote learning – including learning how to learn. READ MORE

  3. Fiscal Discipline and Educational Quality

    Mehmet Şimşek
  4. Families of the Future

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Families of the Future

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     calls upon this year's graduates to rethink gender roles.

    Newsart for Families of the Future Pauleon Tan/Flickr

    It is graduation season in many countries, a time when classes of bright and fortunate young people don their caps and gowns, receive their diplomas, and hear advice from their elders. But there is a critical aspect to success and happiness that is often overlooked during these garlanded celebrations of academic achievement: family. READ MORE

  5. China’s Education Revolution

    Lee Jong-Wha

    China’s Education Revolution

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     emphasizes the need for more accessible, higher-quality secondary and tertiary programs.

    Newsart for China’s Education Revolution Peter Griffin

    China may be about to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy, but its labor force lacks the skills that it needs to propel the country to high-income status. Changing this will require comprehensive education reform that expands opportunities for children and strengthens skills training for adults. READ MORE

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