Developing the Next Generation of Talent: Perspectives from the Field on Equity and the Future of Work
This informative report extends prior reports on the Future of Work to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in light of recent historical events.
A key outcome of the report was the development of a new tool that educators, policy makers, innovators, and beyond can use to understand the structures in place that prevent change towards a more equitable and diverse society. The tool helps facilitate discussions that provides equal focus on both the systems that frame the problem and the people directly affected by them. If used with an open mind to the endless possibilities to invoke positive change, this tool could be a catalyst for making equitable transformations at education, fiscal, and cultural levels.
This report, published by EDC’s STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR), builds on the first two reports in this series. The first report, Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human–Technology Frontier, makes clear that dramatic and rapid developments at the human–technology frontier foster innovation at work, create new jobs, and change the very nature of how work is carried out. The second report, K–8 STEM Career Competencies: Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work, focuses on helping educators understand how they can begin preparing students in the early grades for an ever-changing world of technology by cultivating the art of “learning how to learn.”
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On June 30th STELAR introduced an informative report that extends prior reports on the Future of Work to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in light of recent historical events. To view the recording click here
Suggested citation: Malyn-Smith, J., Badertscher, E., Guilfoy, V., McCurdy-Kirlis, C., Pillai, S., & Waterman, K. (2022). Developing the next generation of talent: Perspectives from the field on equity and the future of work. Education Development Center.
This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1312022 and DRL-1614697. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.