Education

Banning “Western Values” in China

China's Education Minister, Yuan Guiren, has been speaking out about the threat of Western values and ideas on China’s college campuses. He said, “Young teachers and students are key targets of infiltration by enemy forces,” and added that “some countries,” fearful of China’s rise, “have stepped up infiltration in more discreet and diverse ways.” Can the government’s latest attempts to tighten controls over China’s intellectual discourse succeed? That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America

As noted in the October 2014 LAC report, Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America, a recent period of high growth in Latin America brought significant poverty reduction and declining income inequality throughout the region. However, since 2012, regional growth has decelerated significantly: it is estimated to have been a mere 1.2 percent for 2014, much less than the 4-5 percent growth rates witnessed during the commodities boom.

Education and Innovation: Learning from the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop per Child

Nicholas Negroponte, one of the world’s leading thinkers on education, technology, and innovation, provides context on what he’s learned through his work with the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop per Child, organizations that he respectively co-founded and founded. He provides thoughts on how we learn, what we learn, and where we learn it.

Melting Pot Urgency: Attracting and Educating Entrepreneurs for the U.S.

Attracting foreign-born talent and teaching entrepreneurial skills are vital to the economic vibrancy of the United States. The United States needs new programs to recruit and retain immigrant entrepreneurs, strengthen K-12 education, and stress experiential, collaborative learning at all levels of education to create jobs and lead the global economy as the world’s entrepreneurship engine.

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