Characteristics of the 21st-century learner; Structure and content of education in the Asia Pacific region
Active in the education program of the East-West Center, Siegfried Ramler participates in Center initiatives dealing with challenges in educational structure and content in the Asia Pacific region. His current projects include a cooperative initiative with China's Ministry of Education and Peking University under the heading "Teaching about China and the United States." He obtained graduate degrees at the University of Paris and the University of Hawai'i. He was chairman of the language department, teaching French and German language and literature, at the largest independent school in the United States, Punahou School. He was appointed Director of Instruction and founded Punahou's Wo International Center. He is founder and past president of the Alliance Francaise of Hawai'i, past president of the Japan-American Society of Hawai'i, past president of the Hawai'i branch of the American Association of the United Nations, and founding member and Vice Chair of the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation.