Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
Pas Deja Vu - How can global edu summits change youth's world???
Pas Deja Vu is motivated by upcoming edu summits in second half of 2013 including inaugural usaid edu summit August and WISE qatar summit , and discussions with shareholders of The Economist on its 170th birthday baring in mind the net generation dialogues my father started there in 1972.
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40 years ago when entrepreneurial revolution dialogues in The Economist first started debating the consequences of net generation in2010s , we explored 2 opposite global village scenarios- the best and worst of times for youth.
The worst of times had been mapped in the 1930s by Orwell's Big Brother and in social impact work of Einstein. Ironically this week le Figaro has announced as if it was news that Orwell's only error may have been timelining big brother 3 decades early
All this is scenesetting to the hypothesis that global education summits in the 2010s are quite likely the last chance to bend the planet back to a trajectory where all youth are employed to their hearts content -something that a millions times more collaboration tech than can make possible but only if we the peoples linkin round open everything.
Two most exciting examples that I have experienced so far this century happened in the last 12 ,months
1 The idea that the khan academy could be a lab wherever leaders have 9 minutes of training that millions of youth could linkin to job creation or millennium goals greatest solution networks
2 Celebrations of open society and open economics out of Budapest hosted last month by George Soros and graced by Sir Fazle Abed and global education's first WISE laureate and paul farmer affordable global healthcare most extraordinary American leader whose latest responsibility includes rebuilding Haiti's nursing college demolished by the earthquake
..RSVP -helpnominate who to map reharding 7 roles to play in Pas Deja Vu Edu..
1 Khan, Koller . ..Open Edu Designers of 9 minute training module platforms scaled to reach million youth simulataneously
2 Abed, Farmer Those with the most urgent bottom-up training solutions provided Khan-Academy type labs are planteall across their youth partnering networks
3 Soros, Barrett ... Those with funds and education channels to rethink economics from the ground up
4 Blecher Free Uni South Africa, Yunus Nearly Free Nursing Col;ege -Those who already organise the most affordable real job creating universities
5 eg Gandhi Family at City Montessori Lucknow, Aflatoun Primary Financial Literacy training -from opphanage to curriculum in 90 countries - Those whose life work has been to pro-youth education but who began institution building pre-net
6 eg New Zealand's and China's Gordon Dryden www.thelearningweb.net Negropronte founder of MIT media lab and $100 childrens mobile computers -those whose life work on job creating edu started with the coming of the internet
7 eg Ken Robinson: Others who care most that communities near you sustain youth's working lifetimes by changing edu in what ever way is needed
Economist shareholders with particular interests in changing youth's world through affordable info networking:
Marjorie Scardino CEO Pearson Affordable Learning
Sarah Butler-Sloss (Ne Sainsbury) Ashden Green Energy Prize network partners
I would love to discuss implications of these practice networks with anyone who believes global education summits can change youth's world. What would you most love to discuss?
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