On April 18, 2019, Cross Education was invited to present at the meeting of the Scientific Council on Comparative Education at the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia. Present at the meeting were dignitaries, academics, researchers, and Ministry of Education officials from across Russia and beyond.
The meeting began with a presentation by Dr. Charles Obiero, Deputy Director of the UNESCO Institute, who presented on the current state of education in Africa, its achievements, shortfalls, successes, and challenges. Cross followed Dr. Obiero with a presentation on the past, current, and pending state of Japanese Pre-School and Primary education, and how it is impacted by social, economic, curricular, and cultural expectations, trends, and needs.
Cross also touched on an essay it has recently completed entitled Waves, Particles, Cats, and Captain Kirk: The Quantum Impact on Social Thought in Education to published in Issue #2 (2019) of Value & Meaning: the Scientific, Information, and Analytical Humanitarian Magazine. This essay is an exploration of how, in the preceding three decades, education has been affected, almost universally, by technological and social trends.