Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. (Huffington Post)
For most of us, the traditional notion of the “American Dream” – and what it symbolizes in countries around the world – begins with hard work and education and leads to opportunity and a flourishing future. However, in our ever-evolving global economy, the opportunities my generation had are so much more elusive for today’s college-age students and young professionals, many of whom are saddled with debt and ill-equipped to launch careers to set themselves up for a successful future.
Today’s invisible victims are refugee children holed up in tents, shacks and hovels who will never enjoy a first day at school; they are the millions of nine to 12-year-olds condemned to child labor and the millions of young girls destined for child marriage and denied an education simply because of their gender.
Making the “Learning Generation” a Reality: Let’s Act on the Education Commission Report ( NORRAG NEWSBite )
By Baela Raza Jamil, Commissioner for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission).
Using the Syrian Civil War as a case study, Jamiya Project Academic Adviser Paul O’Keeffe explores education in emergencies and how seemingly intractable situations present abundant opportunities for educational advancement.
Writing in AllAfrica, Commissioner Amel Karboul articulates a vision to move from a lost generation to a learning generation by expanding educational opportunity.
For their Education Commission consultation, Local Youth Corner Cameroon brought together more than 100 students and civil society leaders representing over 20 sub-Saharan African countries.
Following their consultation report, Professor Heikki Lyytinen at the University of Jyväskylä explains why teachers need to have “the right training for teaching literacy in local African languages.”
Alibaba Executive Chairman and Commissioner Jack Ma convenes the inaugural Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China to discuss, among other topics, moving toward global education. Joining Mr. Ma will be Commission Chair Gordon Brown who will speak at a plenary session and on the education panel.