Dr. Anthony Jackson
Jackson oversees the Education Department’s multi-faceted approach which includes the International Studies Schools Network, a network of over 30 globally focused schools around the United States; the Chinese language initiative which provides national leadership in creating effective approaches for teaching and partnerships to support learning of Chinese language and culture; development of curriculum materials, professional development and other learning resources to support development of global competence in school and after-school settings; and other major programs.
Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school reform and adolescent development. He worked on Capitol Hill as a senior staff member on the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and later directed the Carnegie Corporation Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents which produced the ground-breaking report “Turning Points: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century”. He also co-authored the follow-up blueprint, “Turning Points 2000”, a seminal volume on secondary school reform. His most recent work is “Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World”.