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Why Queen Bees and Wannabes Is Not the Right Way to Think About Global Education

While the American participants had joined this network to learn how top-performing systems abroad worked, the Asian participants were equally eager to hear about aspects of the American approach, particularly with respect to developing creativity. Many of the Asian ministry officials had experience in the U.S. higher education system, and had strong memories of powerful seminars or graduate classes they had taken in the U.S. Coupled with the fact that they had strong examination systems and thus an emphasis on performing to external metrics, they were very curious about what education would look like that was more intrinsically motivated and more focused on helping students develop their interests and passion