Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
D1 back in 1984 a parental subgroup of Norman Macrae's Entrepreneurial Revolutionaries started to connect together - how would education need to change in a world where 90% of jobs would completely change in under one generation. Here is a paper from a new Zealander who has been helping children and parents ask this question every day for the last 27 years. His website http://www.thelearningweb.net introduces you to many more links as well as his book that became a nest seller among 10 million chinese parents
Here are a couple of videos (1 free university where richard branson shares his mentoring on entrepreneurship; 2 problems with examinations focused on knowledge 90% of which makes 90% of children redundant) that can show you what's at it stake. Ask firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in an informal guide to more links that inspire us on how job creatinmg education could be. Truth to tell, as parents we in history's more developed nations are far behind the curious state where we wanted to empower our children to be enjoying by now when our dialogues on the future of the net generation began in 1984 - ideas on how to map which netwiorks of people get this mother of all challenges always welcome
part 1 of q&a on are "creating jobs" and familes taking charge of youth and communal income generation different?
To talk to many powerful economists -let alone soundbiting media - you need to be able to parlay about creating jobs; to talk to human beings we could better speak about creating/sustaining own income generation and communally co-creating and celebrating service solutions maximising productive flow of every lifetime
while I am aware there is a difference; I am not going to bar teams -such as those who correspond about what makes 2010s te mkost exciting decade at www.youthandyunus.com - from getting funds to experiment small (and where successful oppen source big) from those in power who only talk the jobs language
dont think there is any difference in ideology between these 2 journeys - or is there?
more technically the biggest crisis in eg education today is that where such is truly serving youth it would enable them to practice service solutions and microentrepreneurship instead of the dishosnet promise that if you pass standaarised exams there will be a job waiting for you; one reason why the monoply of issuning mbas and doctorates and BAs that is trusted to universities miust end - as indeed adam smith argued in article on him in journal of social business! http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/d1-can-parents-help-lead
PS its also the case that one of my favourite definitions I have ever heard of entrepreneur is- she who makes more jobs than she takes - M Yunus -
definitions of entrepreneur (since coined in france around 1800) fascinate me as it is the word my father chose to use most to diferentiate between joyful economic maps from those macroeconomists that terrified him - and me more than any reading of Orwell's Big Brother can help you see