The Crucial Links Between Education and Economic Success – Education Policy Expert Andreas Schleicher and Leading Economist Stefan Dercon discuss with CMRubinWorld

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At the Education Fast Forward 12 debate, “Turning School Performance to Economic Success,” global education publisher CMRubinWorld posed the question, “How critical is good education to economic success?” to Stefan Dercon, Chief Economist at the Department for International Development in London, and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary General at the OECD in Paris.

As the marketplace expands to be more inclusive, global and robust, all eyes are pointed to education systems as a crucial platform to prepare citizens to meet the demands of a changed world. But how key is education to a country’s economic success?

Two of the sharpest minds in the changing face of education, Andreas Schleicher and Stefan Dercon, tell global education publisher CMRubinWorld why education is of the utmost importance, not merely to a country’s economy but also to it’s political diversity.

“Collaborate, compete, and connect,” these are the key skills that education has to develop, according to Schleicher.

These three skills will clearly advance an informed citizenship made up of people who can participate effectively in national political debate and global economic exchange. But these skills, in isolation, are not enough. Stefan adds, “The arts remain an important means to express ideas and concepts for all cultures… Imagination and clarity of expression are hard to teach – but even in the poorest societies, it remains important to foster these to deal with and make sense of fast changing economies and societies.”

The full interview is online at CMRubinWorld:

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CMRubinWorld is an online publishing company that has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century education. The company is respected for publishing a diverse range of innovative ideas that are presented by the founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s thought leaders in education. Our interviews and articles covering the vital issues of today are intended to be of integral value to parents, students, and educators who are our readers around the world.

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