Catching Up or Leading the Way Yong Zhao

Global/Digital Competence

  • Zhao believes that our schools need to promote these two important competencies rather than set them off to the side in order to prepare students for tests. Since cultures are learned by people who live in them, they are hard to explain and teach. You can’t simply tell someone, they need to experience it. Foreign language teaching can be an avenue for understanding cultures. As for digital competency, we need to teach how to live in, make a living in, and shape the virtual world. American schools are well equipped to do this. It would be unwise to abandon this advantage and focus on teaching things that do not take advantage of this asset.
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3 Responses to “Catching Up or Leading the Way Yong Zhao”

  1. As a teacher and parent continually being bombarded with the benefits of high stakes testing, this is a book I long to read. Thank you. I marvel at the foreign students that flood into our rural schools here and am always warmed by the notion that what they seem to looking for is balance… I continue to search for this in ePub format. Thanks for the review.

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