Henry Luce Foundation Announce 2019-2020 Luce Scholars.
Changing Destinations takes pride in the investment we make in developing young leaders for future success. Former Board Member, Adam Barton was selected as a member of the 2019-2020 class of Luce Scholars and begins a year of exploration, adventure and discovery in Asia. Adam was among 162 outstanding candidates nominated by 70 colleges and universities across the United States. The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. The Asia Foundation has been honored to administer the Luce Scholars program in Asia since 1974.
Adam Barton is an educational researcher who works with schools and systems around the world to create evidence-based, community-driven learning experiences. Adam believes that high-quality learning must also advance equity and ensure learners are prepared to thrive in an uncertain world. Values-based, participatory research and design are central to his programming philosophy. Adam most recently served as a junior researcher at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. There, he conducted research and advised global policy leaders on the potential of education innovations. Studying nearly 3,000 programs, policies, and products from around the world, he helped develop a theoretical framework for making nonlinear progress in educational development. He recently co-authored a book on the topic, Leapfrogging Inequality.