Education

A North American Workforce Development Agenda: Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to our conference A North American Workforce Development Agenda: Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region.

Political Participation in Brazil: A Look at Education

North America is Unprepared for the Jobs of Tomorrow

As the news focuses on stalled trade negotiations in North America, Canada, Mexico and the United States have shocking skills gaps that are already hampering economic performance and competitiveness.

North America’s labor markets face massive technological disruptions, which should point all three countries toward preparing the jobs that will serve the continent well in the future.

Learning to Become Turkmen: Literacy, Language, and Power, 1914-2014

Learning to Become Turkmen examines the ways in which the iconography of everyday life--in dramatically different alphabets, multiple languages, and shifting education policies--reflects the evolution of Turkmen society in Central Asia over the past century. As Victoria Clement shows, the formal structures of the Russian imperial state did not affect Turkmen cultural formations nearly as much as Rusian language and Cyrillic script. Their departure was also as transformative to Turkmen politics and society as their arrival.

Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America

Will we have public schools in the future? What do we want from them? At a time when Americans seem to be deeply divided over education, Professor Johann Neem asks us to focus on purposes, not just policies.

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