Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
The mission of the Center for Global Education (CGE) at Asia Society is to ensure that, in an interconnected global era, all youth from all countries and cultures have the capacity to create, participate in, and benefit from a peaceful and prosperous world. CGE works with educators, schools, districts, and communities to ensure they prepare all young people – especially the most marginalized youth – for our global future. In 2009, CGE led a national task force to define global competence as “the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to understand and act on issues of global significance,” and to develop benchmarked outcomes for students. Global competence is defined by students’ ability to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, take action, and encompasses the 21st century and career readiness skills required for work and civic life. The Center for Global Education provides resources to assist educators in integrating the skills of global competence into their classrooms.