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Wednesday, April 27 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Wednesday Closing Keynote - Fixing the Past or Inventing the Future: Education Reforms that Matter

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Everyone wants a world-class education, an excellent education that prepares future generations for success and prosperity. As result, educational systems all over the world have engaged in massive reforms, from redesigning curriculum to enhancing teacher preparation, from improving accountability systems to importing policies and practices from abroad. But are these reforms likely to result in a world-class education we all desire or perhaps prevent us from achieving the goal. In the presentation, Professor Yong Zhao invites the participants to explore two education paradigms--employee-oriented vs. entrepreneur-oriented—and reflect on education reforms needed for providing all children a future-oriented education experience.

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Yong Zhao

Professor and Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education, University of Oregon
ong Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He is also a professorial... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom