Dr. Anthony Jackson

Position: Vice President and Director for Education, Asia Society
Country: United States of America
Anthony Jackson leads Asia Society’s Education Department which strives to enable all students to graduate from high school, prepared for college, for work in the global economy, and for 21st-century global citizenship.  Over the past 10 years, the Society has become a national and internationally recognized leader in stimulating program and policy reforms to advance the growing educational response to globalization.  

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”.