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Multiculturalism in Education: Indonesia

Philadelphia is an incredibly diverse city, and its schools have students from all around the world. With such a multicultural school district, how do you educate students in a way that that honors and gives a voice to all of their cultural experiences? Indonesia is a great example of an entire nation that is doing...

Volunteering Around the World: Singapore

Marina Bay, Singapore. Singapore prides itself on having a strong and competitive education system.  Students in Singapore are the world’s best test takers, particularly showing strong performance on math and science exams compared to the rest of the world. This success can most likely be attributed to the extremely intense and competitive nature of the...

Literacy Around the World: Germany

Berlin, Germany Every month, Focus on FACE takes an in-depth look into Family Engagement around the world. For this month’s focus on literacy, we’ve decided to take a trip to Europe and learn more about literacy and reading in the home of a country that created a word we’re very familiar with in the United...

Family Engagement Around the World: Japan

This month, the Office of Family and Community Engagement is launching Family Academy Courses & Trainings (FACT), a new series of courses, workshops, and lectures designed to support and inspire parents and caregivers to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, resulting in greater school and community improvement. Given this new initiative to nurture...

Family Engagement Around the World: Scotland

In Scotland, families are highly encouraged to become more involved in their child's education. In fact, family engagement is one of the main priorities of Scottish schools. Why? Scotland realizes that increased family engagement provides numerous benefits to students as well as parents. For example, students make better grades, have higher test scores, have better...

Family Engagement Around the World: Tanzania

Different societies and cultures have different ideas of what family engagement looks like in their communities. Check out the video below, which features fathers in Tanzania who are part of a parent group—which functions similarly to School Advisory Councils in Philadelphia—that meets regularly to discuss their daughters’ progress in school and address any issues as...

Last modified: March 19, 2018