Yong Zhao


yongYong Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students.

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Keynote Speech: Develop the Unique Talent of Every Child

Every child has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Traditional education adopts a one-size-fits-all approach to homogenize children and to fix their deficit according to external expectations. In this presentation, Professor Yong Zhao argues that the time has arrived that the uniqueness of each and every child should be respected and valued. Education in the era should work to enhance every child’s strengths instead of fixing their beliefs.

Yong Zhao at TEDxAmsterdam.