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.

Infographic | North American Workforce Development Agenda: Certifications, Data Collection and Transparency

Infographic | North American Workforce Development Agenda: Apprenticeships

Mexico’s Workforce Development Outlook: A Conversation with Alberto Almaguer Rocha Managing Director of CONOCER

Technology and productivity improvements in North America are rapidly transforming the workplace leading to an increased demand for a skilled and adaptable workforce. As Mexico develops its R&D and innovation capacities and transitions into the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” the country’s development prospects will increasingly hinge on successful educational and training programs to build, adapt, and validate.

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