Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
|.related links:collaborate map of open edu world googledoc opened with us
MOOC friends of 8 Khan, (breaking : can citizens help Obama rerank universities that value job creation with their students)
2 your favorite practice collaborator - in reforming economics to sustain every open society our favorite would be friends of soros
1 your other choice
Oct's breaking- 25000 youth and yunus road to Atlantastarts 22 Nov 2013
August's breaking news: THE ANTIDOTE Most important economics course ever enjoyed by a million youth starts 1 sept 2013 out of New York with a little help from friends of Soros Open Society and www.ineteconomics.org
TO FAILED MACROeconomics - command and control big brothered around one global standard instead of valuing diversity youth need to build sustainability out of every community - all but destroyed the productivity of the net generation, especially when mixed with alleged subprime frauds 1 2 3 4 perpetrated out of wall street in the 21st century
-so a most interesting question in the pro-youth world is: which universities first come up to the plate to offer courses on coursera that Keynes would have approved on bearing in mind his warning that only economists design futures? - so far the greatest pro-youth economic course on coursera have been delivered out of Melbourne (Melbourne's Jeff Borland invitation video if you're not on coursera); in parallel research through soros open society networking epicenter in Budapest - 1st of September 2013 sees Soros www.ineteconomics.org stage its first coursera out of a New York college - this is quite literally the most valuable course youth have ever been massively offered to date- let hope a million plus youth assemble - be there if you want the futures youth dream of realizing www.wholeplanet.tv to be the purpose of the next decade
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Viewpoint on innovation of education 1972-2012
We have found nothing to change our view in the 40 years, since we first saw youth experimenting with early digital networks. If one hundredth of the passion that went into the moon race's computing had been sustained collaboratively in education, the 2010s would be every youth's most productive time to be alive and greatest time for co-producing human goals that peacefully and entrepreneurially converge round ending poverty and hunger. It is from this viewpoint that we encourage everyone to MOOC now.
Norman's life was dedicated to pro-youth economics at The Economist where in 1972 he founded the genre of Entrepreneurial Revolution aimed at making the net generation of 2010s the time when every youth's life fulfilled its optimal social and economic potential. Back in 1843 The Economist's founder James Wilson started this most exciting of all mediation journeys.
qualifiers - we are only capable of searching what's findable between 1972-2012 in English speaking world- we would love to hear from those who have different collaboration education top 10s because they search in other mother tongues
there are many others we have learnt from but we don't yet know how to collaborate in sustaining their ideas in ways that have more impact than if our 10 first got together
Einstein: This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career...
Sugati Mitra: "Schools as we know them are obsolete."
for personal and transparency reasons we exclude from our reporting of pro-youth educators, the yunus family and friends of Grameen -Muhammad Yunus being the chief guest at dad's 85th and last public birthday hosted at Royal Automobile Club London Saint James 2008
Do educators take responsibility in those countries that are losing generations of youth to joblessness. Or in other words is educations main purpose helping youth to learn a living or is run primarily for the benefit of government or an interest group including teachers themselves. Before we come to such hard questions, may I celebrate with you 10 wonderful sources of pro-youth education that I have come across since 1972 when father at The Economist and I first started being involved with students experimenting with early digital networks
Bangladeshi microeducation nmovements since 1972
Down Unders education entrepreneur revolution since 1984
Central Eupropean Uni - Budapest for Open society and pro-youth economics
MIT's rebirth around the media lab, Berners Lee and vision of being number 1 job creating alun network
1999 Birth of S.Africa's Free University soon to gravitate wonderful Mandela-inspired community partners
China's Jewel in the Educational Outback
Free Nursing College's Top 10 Partners
2008 The emergence of MOOCS
WISE the first millennium summit to celebrate pro-yth education as its core?
Gandhi Family from 1960 City M; Jagdish G ...
What happens when a young couple believing in Gandhi and Montessori newly come to town in 1960. That they end up being responsible for schooling 50000 children a year - a major part of the city of Lucknow's whole schooling systems. This reality shows something exciting about everything Adam Smith actually said about education's free market. Never ever let it be ruled by a singular group -political or otherwise. Some of the remarkable achievements of City Montessori
one on india's top 10 schools but with hundredth of monetary resources of India's other top schools
innovatior of primary school's cross-cultural curriculum of peace - evidence of success, when riots betwnee muslims and hindus imploded in lucknow in the 1990s it was the children who took to the streets as peacemakers - Lucknow remains the only scholl awrded Unesco's Peace Prize
First use of comuters in schooling system- to enable teachers to momnitor each child;'s individual progress through Montessri task accomplishments
Runs the most imaginative worldwide competitions staged by a school for students and has become a favorite conference centre of adult nnetworks such as the wprld's chief justice movement
While Kalam was present of India- he was famous for promising to answr smart questions raised by an child in India. City Montessori kept him busienr than any other school and helped him declare the 2020 vision for india by which time youth tear up all unsustainable curriculum
1972 From a cyclone that killed half a million people, BRAC was founded in 1972 as a bottom-up disaster relief agency. Once the relief phase was served, Sir Fazle Abed asked himself whether and how to continue. Bangladesh clearly had huge development needs, and BRAC soon found itself trying to breaking the cycle of illiteracy acroos generations and using empowerment tools for the poorest inspired by the work of the Brzilan Paulo Friere. It was soon clear that in sputre of the nationl edict that every child should go to primary schoo, the government didnt have resources to ensure this in the rural areas.BRAC took on developing the rural area.s primary schools -with an informal one-room school franchise that proved both more effective and efficient and scalable than any school previously seen in Bangladesh. Education is one of the 3 main empowerment flws in everything that BRAC does in leading millennium goal accomplishment. It has become the largest BGO in the world and its focus on education (and futures of open education) can ensure its the most collaborative network the world has seen. Please tell us of searches supporting this view - eg Qatar Wise education summit made sir fazle their inaugural laureate; George Soros Open Society and Central European University (Budapest) made sir fazle their 2013 Open Society Laureate
1984 - Inspired by the first 10 years of Entrepreneurial Revolution reporting, Gordon Dryden travelled from Neazland to London to chat with dad on how the internet could change the world of education. 30 years on his www.thelearningweb.net is a most marvelous resource from New Zealand to China and another 20 countries. New Zealand has innovated schools where student curiosity examines teachers rather than vice versa- everyone can be a reporter in the mobile age, More at Gordon's Bio including this extract:
There are a number of amazing views of taddy nlecher's work to ponder. Since 1999 he has been running the world's first nearly free university- ie if a young person cant afford to pay but can become an entrepreneurial job creator, why wouldn't a country free such a productive force. What's cool is a real university linking in job creating curriculum makes it extremely hard for universities not to join in when we turn to massive open online curriculum on such topics. Its extraordinary that there are governments with high youth unemployment not uyet catchi9ng on to this.. While taddy is one of the trust educators with deep research interests in empowement- he inspires highly scaling partbers . These include Richard Branson, Mandela Elders and Google Africa
a second breakthrough is free apprenticeships for teens - probably the majority of teens need this far more than spending all their time in schools!
many of our top 10 living educators mention a debt to Friere. This seems to me to be a superb write-up if its the first time you have heard of paulohttp://www.columbia.edu/itc/tc/parker/adlearnville/transformativele...
The secret of this success is found in the resistance of Freire and his co-workers to merely teaching the instrumental and decontextualized skills of reading and writing (“banking education”), but rather by presenting participation! in the political process through knowledge of reading and writing as a desirable and attainable goal for all Brazilians. Freire won the attention of the poor and awakened their hope that they could start to have a say in the day-to-day decisions that affected their lives in the Brazilian countryside. Peasant passivity and fatalism waned as literacy became attainable and valued. Freire's methods were incontestably politicizing and, in the eyes of the Brazilian military and land-owners anxious to stave off land reform, radical.Eventually, the military overthrew the reform-minded Goulart regime in Brazil in April of 1964. All progressive movements were suppressed and Freire was thrown into jail for his "subversive" activities. He spent a total of seventy days there where he was repeatedly questioned and accused. In prison he began his first major educational ! work, Education as the Practice of Freedom. This book, an an! alysis of Paulo's failure to effect change in Brazil, had to be completed in Chile, because Freire was sent into exile. After his expulsion from Brazil, Freire worked in Chile for five years with the adult education programs of the Eduardo Frei government headed by Waldemar Cortes who attracted international attention and UNESCO acknowledgment that Chile was one of the five nations of the world which had best succeeded in overcoming illiteracy.The mid-to-late 1960s were a period of broad social change in the United States when opposition to the country's involvement in Southeast Asia brought police and militias onto university campuses. Racial unrest had, since 1965, flared into violence on the streets of American cities. Minority spokespersons and war protesters were publishing and teaching, and they influenced Freire profoundly. His reading of the America! n scene was an awakening to him because he found that repression and exclusion of the powerless from economic and political life was not limited to third world countries and cultures of dependence. He extended his definition of the third world from a geographical concern to a political concept, and the theme of violence became a greater preoccupation in his writings from that time on. Toward the end of the 1960's, Freire's work brought him into contact with a new culture that changed his thought significantly. In 1969, at the invitation of Harvard University Freire left Latin America to come to the United States where he taught as Visiting Professor at Harvard's Center for Studies in Education and Development and was also Fellow at the Center for the Study of Development and Social Change. It is during this period that Freire wrote his famous work, Pedagogy of t! he Oppressed, which was first published in 1972! . Education is to be the path to permanent liberation.
Five elements of Paulo Freire's work appear as notable themes:
After leaving Harvard in the early 1970's, Freire ! served as consultant and eventually as Assistant Secretary of Education for the World Council of Churches in Switzerland and traveled all over the world lecturing and devoting his efforts to assisting educational programs of newly independent countries in Asia and Africa, such as Tanzania and Guinea Bissau. He also served as chair of the executive committee of the Institute for Cultural Action (IDAC), which is headquartered in Geneva.
In 1979, Paulo Freire was invited by the Brazilian government to return from exile, under an amnesty agreement. Freire took a faculty position at the University of Sao Paulo. In 1988 he was also appointed Minister of Education for the City of Sao Paulo-a position which made him responsible for guiding school reform within two-thirds of the nation's schools. In 1992, Paulo Freire celebrated his 70th birthda! y in New York with over two hundred friends-adult educators, educational reformers, scholars and "grass-roots" activists. Three days of festivity and workshops, sponsored by the New School for Social Research, marked the ongoing, vital impact of the life and work of Paulo Freire.
I have heard that brac has 100 training modules on freire which I hope to track down - meanwhile a browse through how seriously the largest non-government schooling system takes freire
most active links to khan academy include
if we were to start designing universities from scratch - which would you justify as uniquely pro_youth and why and how could all the pro-youth universities collaborate - we define pro-youth as job creating, helping net generation be most productive, collaborative and sustainable time to be alive- when norman macrae started the entrepreneurial revolution quest in The Economist in 1972 for wholly new organisational designs- it was early student experiments with digital networks which caused him to start debating this with every leader The Economist could reach
this identifies achievements of the most important single generation national progress curriculum we have ever found -
how was it achieved, and who is sharing its knowhow today across any communities still needing to make this sort of progress; if you are part of a pro-youth university, what collaboration maps linking uniquely into this curriculum do you offer and how do you activate student relationships with the core pen source franchises that sustain achievement of these goals effectively, efficiently and massively; how is technology changing your university's collaboration impacts around serving life-changing liberators of the sort this integral curriculum gravitates
Collaboration's 64 Trillion $ Question :Free University of MOOCurricula: It's as if everything that Entrepreneurial Revolutionaries could have spaced out over 41 years since The Economists' pro-youth economist Norman Macrae first saw youth experiments with early digital networks in 1972 is converging into 2013 as One Year of Educational Revolution
11-Plus of economics focuses on Priority pro-youth systems curricula- either
At practice and market levels, whose curriculum helps co-create greatest human purpose of 7 wonders?
7 Pro-youth banks
6 Pro-youth edu -MOOC
5 Nutrition and clean energy from local lands
4 Mobilising nursing's return of economica; accessible health everywhere
3 True place leaders and youth hero media
2 Professions of multi-win models
1 Open tech wizards of milion times more collab apps
Commons Brainstorming as at June 2013 - we welcome map nominations
BRAC University - official webs BRAC.net BRACUniversity.net BRACresearch.org AFSP.brac.net bracnetweb.com bkash.com ..
CIDA University CIDA.co.za maharishiinstitute.org 1 world number 1 as free university created byBblecher celebrating Mandela, Branson school of entrepreneurship, google Africa strategic labs, and why not you if you love future of African youth
*First Chinese University Jack Ma open educates
* Soros University CEU
* University of Stars -loosely linked round eg Monica Yunus, Vivienne Westwood as susperstar mentors of how to reconnect youth and communities and so celebrate borderless peacekeeping from ground up
* Flows of MIT where open to worldwide youth to job co-create with
* The segment of coursera partners that collaboratively actions the search moocwho
* An association of student competition networks that develops best mentor/coach networks practice by practice - see the rehearsal of the nutrition and food security mentor group stimulated by first 5state-wide yunus jobs competitions in USA
* Universities that empower youth to partner with the Entrepreneurial Revolution findings of the 4 billion dollar obama program on collaboration community broadband
* Any university that empowers youth to generate at least 0.1% of the 30000 microfranchise hunt started by The Economist in 1984
economics24.tv The university that is most collaborative with the Norman Macrae 90th anniversary book- The Last Human Race: an open curriculum of economics for 11 years olds
* Those universities first to free student curricula by designing a social new media lab out of which youth rehearse 10 minute khan academy curricula millions of youth need to interact most more central to the university's culture than examinations or other aspects of the 4 monopolies that 20th c universities value chained youth to : what's researched, what's taught, what's examined. who acredits
Links to coursera - koller
the business model - is this (xmooc) the opposite to the free education route of khan - and of the c-mooc origins
notes on coursera content partners analysed from best-for-youth lens
top 10 pro-youth curriculum questions: will coursera stay ahead on world's number 1 pro-youth economics curriculum Most important economics course ever enjoyed by a million youth