This post previously appeared as an article in Edsurge on April 14, 2015. In the world we live in, unprecedented opportunities to learn co-exist with enormous inequality. Today there are over 100 more children enrolled in primary schools in lower-middle income countries than a decade ago, and early childhood education is skyrocketing–a fantastic outcome in such as short […]Read More How EdTech Companies Can Invest in the Educations of All Students
Editor’s note: This post first appeared in the online publication EdReach. From A Nation at Risk to US Education Reform and National Security, education and economic competitiveness have long been part of America’s geopolitical calculus. But with an emergent China gradually moving toward deeper innovation and a smarter workforce, the stakes have suddenly become higher. In a recent New York Review of Books article, educator Diane Ravitch reassures us that China’s educational […]Read More Will China be the Next Education Superpower?
By 2030 Asia will witness intensifying urbanization, rising disposable incomes, a shift to service sector training needs, millions more students studying abroad (within and outside of Asia), and extended student lifecycles focused on adult and continuing education. These trends were present first in Japan in 1970s and 80s, then the “Asian Tigers” of Korea, Hong […]Read More Asia's Brain Race II – Investment Returns and Pitfalls
Malaysia has been a laggard over the past decade with investors concerned that middle class income and productivity trends (growing at 4.5% annually) have fallen behind countries such as India and Indonesia, let alone China. Although there is some debate over what this actually means in practice, Malaysia’s elections focused squarely on this perceived economic malaise and […]Read More Malaysia at a Crossroads