"The Executive Certificate in Global Marketing delivered tremendous practical value, including analytical tools and resources, global perspectives via both instructors and classmates, and outstanding research resources. Each course utilized tools that I was able to implement immediately in my assignments, such as situation analysis/segmentation, real world product positioning case studies, and step-by-step negotiation preparation and practice. The Thunderbird program is truly world class, and the education staff is refreshingly devoted to perfecting the student experience. Highly recommended! - Ann Marie Murray, Axway"
"So often teachers tell students to 'get along' or 'cooperate' but spend little time on skill practice and discussion of this basic human need," writes Robert Slavin (1986, p. 24). "Cooperative learning provides the teacher with a model to improve academic performance and socialization skills, and to instill democratic values. A wealth of research supports the idea that the consistent use of this technique improves students' academic performance and helps them become more caring." Slavin cites positive effects in such diverse areas as student achievement at various grade levels and subjects, intergroup relations, relationships between mainstreamed and normal-progress students, and student self-esteem.