Does the Current Traditional Model of Education Prepare Youths for the Jobs that Need to be Filled?

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CMRubinWorld’s recent interview with education thought leader Dr. Andrew Hargreaves during the contentious US election process highlights the tough choices at the forefront of education reform.

Is our curriculum preparing our youth for jobs and life in an age of globalization and artificial intelligence? What is the legacy of Race to the Top and Barack Obama’s other education initiatives, and what’s been accomplished in education around the country since 2012? What are the most critical needs for education leading up to 2030?

In a timely series leading up to the US Election, The Global Search for Education (published by CMRubinWorld) interviews those leaders at the forefront of educational change, beginning with Dr. Andrew Hargreaves. In C. M. Rubin’s new interview with Hargreaves he explains: “What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students, uplifting and impactful learning for education professionals, and relentless learning among state systems from one another and from other systems across the world to become more innovative and effective.” Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, serves as adviser in education to the Premier of Ontario, is founding editor of two scholarly journals, and is President Elect of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement.

“America’s educational strategy has been basic and bland, rather than broad and bold,” adds Hargreaves.

Read the full CMRubinWorld article with Dr Andrew Hargreaves here

The Global Search for Education series during Election year will feature globally recognized thought leaders including Andy Hargreaves, Diane Ravitch, Howard Gardner, Randi Weingarten, Julia Freeland Fisher, and Charles Fadel. Each thought leader was asked to imagine they were Secretary of Education for the new administration.

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CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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