A new book by Vivien Stewart, a senior adviser to the Asia Society, focuses on successful education systems worldwide, particularly in Australia, Canada, China, Finland and Singapore. The book, "A World-Class Education: Lessons from International Models of Excellence and Innovation," includes five primary lessons that could benefit other countries, including the US. They include the development of long-term vision and sustained leadership, as well as a commitment to high standards and equity. High-performing countries also recruit high-quality teachers and school leaders, she writes.
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