The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)

The school-first solution | A top economist games out how to spend education money for health payoffs  Americans spend $5,000 more per year on medical care than people in other rich countries, yet live shorter and less healthy lives. Most efforts devoted to addressing health involve the medical system: covering more people, changing the flow … Continue reading The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)

Human Capital Key to National Growth (News and Research 73)

Human resources key to national growth Education and investment in human resources (HR) are the driving force for economic development, HR experts and educators from Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed at the Global HR Forum held in Hà Nội on December 14. Themed “Miracle on Han River to Miracle on Red … Continue reading Human Capital Key to National Growth (News and Research 73)

East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (News and Research 72)

Powered by education, East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Recent trends in automation and rapid technology advances, collectively dubbed ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution (“4IR”), are radically shifting the economic landscape, and changing the nature of jobs and the profile of skills required in the labor force.  There are challenges emerging around … Continue reading East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (News and Research 72)

International Tests in Reading Put East Asian and European Students On Top (originally published on HuffPost)

Yesterday the latest results of the international assessment of reading for fourth graders was released. This time 50 countries participated in PIRLS 2016. Top performers were Russia and Singapore. High performers also included Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Finland, Poland, Northern Ireland, England, Chinese Taipei, Norway and Latvia. Since 2001, big improvements in reading have been recorded … Continue reading International Tests in Reading Put East Asian and European Students On Top (originally published on HuffPost)

Disability and the right to education for all (News and Research 71)

Disability and the right to education for all December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, on this day, the international community comes together to take stock of the progress that has been made to advance the rights of disabled people around the world… Growing Talent for the 4th Industrial Revolution … Continue reading Disability and the right to education for all (News and Research 71)

Low-cost schools, diplomas, China and robots (News and Research 69)

Regulating market entry of low-cost private schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a theory of private education regulation This study provides a comparative assessment of policies governing private schools in twenty countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Findings suggest that current regulatory systems are failing to adequately address the negative externalities and failures of private schooling markets. Insufficient … Continue reading Low-cost schools, diplomas, China and robots (News and Research 69)

4IR at the HRD Forum in Seoul (News and Research 68)

ASEAN+3 leaders explore ways to secure job amid 4th industrial revolution  Leaders from governments, businesses and academia from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as South Korea, China and Japan gathered in Seoul Tuesday to examine ways to better secure jobs amid technological advances dubbed the fourth industrial revolution… Enhancing Job Creation and … Continue reading 4IR at the HRD Forum in Seoul (News and Research 68)