Global leaders come to Australia
EDUCATION leaders from 11 cities around the world will meet in Melbourne next year for the eighth Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium.
This event, which has previously been held in Denver, London, Shanghai, Toronto, Singapore, Seattle, and Hong Kong – will explore pathways to building world-class education systems.
Victorian Education minister James Merlino said the Government had been busy transforming Victoria into the ‘Education State’ and the event would be a fantastic opportunity to see what others are doing.
“Our hard work in making Victoria the Education State is now being recognised and next year education leaders from around the world will gather in Melbourne to continue learning,” Mr Merlino said.
The forum – a partnership between the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Asia Society Australia, and the Centre for Global Education at Asia Society – will explore themes such as equaity, innovating to spread best practice, and providing effective career and technical education.
“This is an important step for Asia Society Australia, as we collaborate to showcase and learn from Melbourne and Victoria’s educational ties to Asia,” Asia Society Australia chief executive Philipp Ivanov said.
“We look forward to working with a strong network of educational leaders.”
Centre for Global Education director Anthony Jackson said Asia Society recognised Melbourne’s leadership in global education, and the network “looked forward to learning from Melbourne’s success in implementing systems-level change to improve outcomes for all students”.
“Over the course of their membership in GCEN, Victoria educators have improved instructional and leadership practices and leveraged their international learning to spread effective implementation from one school to many throughout the district,” Mr Jackson said.
The symposium will be held from 12–15 March, 2019.
This will be the first time the Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium is held in Australia.