Education for a Changing World

  • Education Yesterday and Today

  • Education for Our Times

    Education is not static; it evolves with societal changes. An awareness of the forces that have shaped public education historically, together with an understanding of the multiple factors that influence education today, are needed to empower all stakeholders to continue to adapt and improve our educational systems.

  • Education and the World of Work

    Education isn’t just about textbooks and classrooms. From coding to communication skills, at its best education equips learners with the tools needed to thrive in the job market as well as in other aspects of life.

  • Communities, Schools and Teachers

    Communities, schools and teachers all affect students’ educational experiences. In the best case, each of these entities and individuals would work together to support all students to reach their full potential.

  • Technology and Education

    Today, technology is ubiquitous, touching almost every aspect of day-to-day life, including education. How can schools and teachers integrate technology into the classroom to enhance learning?

  • Right Use of Testing

    Many people have an almost instinctive aversion standardized testing. However, like many issues that generate strong reactions, the issues involved are complex.

  • Unlocking Potential: Nurturing Young Minds in Early Childhood

    Early childhood is a remarkable developmental phase. Young children’s brains develop at an astonishing rate, rapidly forging new connections as they engage with the world. Parents, preschool teachers, and caregivers play a pivotal role, providing the stimuli that ignite these neural pathways. But what strategies create a solid foundation to support children as they grow and explore the world?

  • Challenges and Opportunities

  • The Way Forward

    Unlocking the full potential of education demands more than just imparting knowledge. In an ever-changing world, it requires nurturing analytical thinking, curiosity, and self-awareness in every child.

  • You CAN Get There from Here

    Education holds transformative power when it takes into account diverse learners’ needs, bridging gaps, and empowering individuals and communities alike. Educators strive to meet learners where they are and are inspired by stories of intrepid learners who overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles on their educational journeys.

  • Can Schools Improve?

    Few would disagree that access to public education is a good thing, but many would argue that we can do better. Study of successful educational systems can offer valuable insights.

  • Adolescence: Challenges and Opportunities

    During adolescence, bodily changes are apparent; equally significant but less obvious are transformations in the brain. Cognitive abilities expand, risk and reward centers become increasingly important, and self-regulation may be challenging. Peers wield considerable influence, while the impact of teachers and other adults may diminish. Empowering experiences, mentoring, real-world challenges, and stimulating education can help adolescents transition into a healthy adulthood.

  • Education in the Developing World

    Education is a powerful catalyst for change. Education can help lift people out of poverty, enhance health, and transform attitudes by providing essential life skills. All children deserve access to quality education, regardless of wealth or gender. Technology can improve access, but it must be implemented thoughtfully. What steps are needed to realize the promise of education in the developing world?

Healthy Pleasures

Robert Ornstein and David Sobel

Imagine a medical treatment that can help lower your blood pressure, decrease your risk for heart disease and cancer, boost your immune function and block pain. It’s safe, inexpensive and readily available. The main side effects include feeling good, an increased sense of well-being and greater self-confidence. Would you take it?

Beyond the Hole in the Wall

Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning

Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra’s now famous experiments have shone light on the immense capacities that children have for learning in self-composed and self-regulated groups.

Improbable Scholars

The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

David L. Kirp

How do we determine if our schools are preparing students for a meaningful future in our society and improve the schools that are not living up to those standards? Explores the current crisis in American education and four districts that have made positive changes.

One World Schoolhouse

Education Reimagined

Salman Kahn

There may be a young girl in an African village with the potential to find a cancer cure. A fisherman’s son in New Guinea might have incredible insight into the health of the oceans. By combining the enlightened use of technology with the best teaching practices, we can foster students who are capable of self-directed learning, deep understanding of fundamentals, and creative approaches to real-world problems.

Further Reading