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No one ever said taking your venture from the white board to the global marketplace was easy.
When you ask Laura White about reforming higher education, she doesn’t suggest lofty bureaucratic changes. She doesn’t talk about funding, tuition, or budget cuts. When White envisions positive changes in education, she sees one principle as the fulcrum: empathy.
If you think social entrepreneurship has to be taught as a stand-alone subject, you haven’t met Jane Turner and Benhür Oral. While teaching English as a preparatory subject in Istanbul’s Özyeğin University, they quickly realized they could incorporate far more into the syllabus than just the basic language knowledge set.
“The biggest risk today is being part of the old world.” – Bill Drayton
It’s not always easy for second graders to learn how to read, but it’s a lot more challenging when they’re learning to read in a foreign language. This is the scenario at Lord Tennyson, a French immersion school in Vancouver, Canada.