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Yong Zhao to Speak at Kent State About World Class Education on Oct. 25

Posted Oct. 12, 2012

Lecture is part of the university’s Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series

Kent State University’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education will feature Yong Zhao, Ph.D., presidential chair and associate dean for Global Education in the College of Education at the University of Oregon, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Kent Student Center Kiva at 7 p.m.Photo of Yong Zhao

Zhao will speak about “World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students.” This event is part of the Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series for 2012-2013 and is the keynote speaker for the Celebrating College Teaching conference. The event is free and open to the public.

Zhao will discuss the need for globally competent, creative and entrepreneurial talents that will take advantage of the opportunities brought about by technology and globalization.

He is the author of two books, “World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students” and “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization.” He has earned an Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association.

For more information about Kent State’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, visit

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