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Slides that relate to the impact of globalization on the education of American education.

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  1. 1. “ In the United States, 67.6 percent of the high-socioeconomic students are taught by highly qualified teachers, compared with 53.2 percent of low-economic status students. This opportunity gap of 14.4 percent is significantly larger than the international average of 2.5 percent.” Teacher Quality, Opportunity Gap and National Achievement in 45 Countries
  2. 2. Sources: National Center for Education Statistics T.I.M.S.S. Boston College Country Days of School China 251 Korea 225 Japan 223 Taiwan 222 Israel 215 Switzerland 207 Italy 210 Russia 195 England 190 Canada 188 USA 180 International Average 193
  4. 4. The World Is Flat Release 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman
  5. 5. “ It doesn’t matter whether you sit in Boston, Beijing or Bangalore, if you are smart you can now compete directly with the rest of the world on a level playing field – in a world that is flat.” Thomas L. Friedman
  6. 6. “ The Quiet Storm” The Numbers Gap The Ambition Gap The Education Gap “ The Quiet Storm” The Numbers Gap The Education Gap at the Top The Ambition Gap The Education Gap at the Bottom The Funding Gap The Infrastructure Gap
  7. 7. Percent of all bachelor’s degrees now earned in Science/ Engineering National Science Board
  8. 8. Engineering only degrees: <ul><li>China - 46% </li></ul><ul><li>Russia - 25% </li></ul><ul><li>USA - 5% </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Board </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ 56% </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Ph.D.’s </li></ul><ul><li>awarded in </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S.A. go </li></ul><ul><li>to foreign </li></ul><ul><li>born students.” </li></ul>U.S. News & World Report 3-27-06
  10. 10. U.S. Trade Balance in High – Tech Manufactured Goods <ul><li>Billions </li></ul><ul><li>1990 </li></ul><ul><li>$33,000,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><li>($ 53.5,000,000,000) </li></ul>Christian Weller & Holly Wheeler Center for American Progress 3-26-08
  11. 11. The Education Gap at the Top 60% of top science students 65% of top math students . . . in the United States are children of recent immigrants Education Week 7-28-04
  12. 12. Rising Above the Gathering Storm 2005 Study by . . . National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine In 1999: 41% of American 8 th grade students received instruction from a math teacher who majored in mathematics instruction 71% was the international average that year
  13. 13. T.I.M.M.S. 2003 <ul><li>► 7% of </li></ul><ul><li>American </li></ul><ul><li>students in </li></ul><ul><li>4 th /8 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>scored at </li></ul><ul><li>advanced </li></ul>► 38% of 4th grade and 44% of 8th grade student in Singapore scored at advanced Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
  14. 14. The Ambition Gap The Ambition Gap Sending U.S. jobs overseas. . .  Saves 75% in wages &  Gains 100% in Productivity
  15. 15. Advice to our kids from U.S. corporate executives U.S. News & World Report, 3-27-06
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ There are huge populations out there who are motivated beyond your imagination. That’s what you’re going to contend with. They didn’t grow up with what you had, but they want it. And you can’t believe how much studying goes on in those families . </li></ul><ul><li>David Calhoun </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>General Electric </li></ul>U.S. News & World Report Interviews
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ Figure out something that you really like. Because you’ll be competing against students in Russia, China, India and the Czech Republic.” </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Barrett </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman, Intel </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>“ Make sure you are really good, because you are competing against people who are very, very good. Instead of going to Disney World, spend 3 or 4 weeks living with a family in a poorer country.” </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Singham </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, ThoughtWorks </li></ul>                           
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ The attitudes I see in Estonia, Mexico, Brazil, China, Latvia – they’re hungrier than we are.” </li></ul>Nicholas Donofrio I.B.M.
  20. 20. The Education Gap at the Bottom National Assessment of Educational Progress ■ Reading Literacy for 15 yr. olds in the U.S. is barely above average for Western countries ■ U.S. 8 th graders rank 9 th worldwide in science ■ U.S. 8 th graders rank 15 th in math behind Estonia, Hungary and Malaysia
  21. 21. “ I have never met the guy who doesn’t know how to multiply who created software . . .you need to understand things in order to invent beyond them.” Bill Gates American educators claim that our system stresses creativity, not rote learning like Asian countries.
  22. 22. According to the National Science Board . . . The Percentage of Patents awarded to: ► Japan has increased 12 to 21% from 1980 to 2003 ► Taiwan has increased 0 to 3% ► U.S. has fallen from 60 to 52% since 1980
  23. 23. The Infrastructure Gap U.S. fell from 4 th to 13 th place in the world for broadband Internet usage 2001-2004
  24. 24. International Telecommunication Union April, 2005 “ Ranked the United States at 11.4 broadband subscribers Per 100 inhabitants… half that of South Korea” The World is Flat - Release 3.0