Dr. Yong Zhao: Meet Trustee Academy’s keynote speaker

Trustee Academy is just four short weeks away! You can find the updated program here. We are so excited to present our keynote speaker, Yong Zhao. In next month’s issue of The Education Leader, we will share an interview with Dr. Zhao, but in the meantime you can read more about his work and his background below!

The world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are globally competent to take advantage of the opportunities brought about technology and globalization and tackle the tough challenges facing human beings. But our schools are being pushed to produce homogenous, compliant, and employee-minded test-takers, as a result of seductive power of the traditional education paradigm. In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao challenges the traditional paradigm, debunks the myth of international tests such as PISA and TIMSS, and proposes a new paradigm of education aimed to cultivate diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial talents.

Dr. Zhao is currently 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 author of the book World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students.

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