Topic : Youth

  • Students take notes from their iPads at the Steve Jobs school in Sneek Forum Article

    7 things that don’t work in the classroom

    What makes “great teaching”? It’s a complicated question, made more difficult by… more

  • ECUBLENS, SwitzerlandA student receives a measles vaccine injection at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Ecublens near Lausanne March 23, 2009. Both the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and EFPL have started a three day vaccination campaign to help eradicate a growing Swiss measles epidemic, in which more than 28 cases were discovered in both schools, out of a total of 370 in Switzerland since the start of the year. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud Forum Article

    Should we fear measles more than Ebola?

    News that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola sparked mandatory quarantine orders for heath… more

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    Can education benefit from business partnerships?

    While public-private partnerships (PPP) have been a central feature of many governments' attempts to improve… more

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    How to help the young unemployed

    I met Gilford Jirigani at a workshop in Port Moresby a few months ago. What struck me about him was his natural… more

  • Japanese college students listen to a speech by their graduates during a job-hunting rally in Tokyo Forum Article

    Five ways talent management must change

    Today’s workplace should look more like a jazz band rather than a Dilbert-style bureaucracy that looks… more

  • Protesters rest at Tahrir square in Cairo during a demonstration against the verdict for Mubarak Forum Article

    The promise of ‘civic tech’

    Can the internet be used to improve how democracy is practiced around the world? Micah Sifry, founder of… more

  • Children, who fled from the violence in Mosul, play inside the Khazer refugee camp Forum Article

    Why global recession hits children hardest

    Children have suffered the most as the effects of the global financial crisis have been felt in the… more

  • Visitors look at the bourse at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Forum Article

    The dangers of generational prejudice

    A medical colleague was shaking his head in disgust. “What is wrong with these medical students… more

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    Should schools have common standards?

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative (or Common Core) is a quintessentially American approach to… more

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    Do young people care about politics?

    A report conducted by ShareThis, the company behind a popular content-sharing widget, indicates that… more

  • Reynolds High School students observe a moment of silence during graduation ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland Forum Article

    How failing tests can help us learn

    Teachers give tests to find out what their students know. But tests do a lot more than that and can have a… more

  • A girl whose parents work in a brick kiln is watched by her teacher as she reads from a blackboard in a class in an open air school at Krishnadevpur village Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Go to the villages

    Here in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India, we are transforming an entire village into the… more

  • An Indian girl cracks stones into little pieces during her work at the banks of Mahananda river in … Forum Article

    How children are standing up for their rights

    The British social reformer, Eglantyne Jebb, once noted that the only international language that the world… more

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    Does free childcare help women back to work?

    Over the last 20 years, early childhood education and childcare for the under-fives has become a major… more

  • Children sit during a morning assembly at a school Forum Article

    Do good things come to those who wait?

    It’s an iconic test of willpower: sit a child down in front of a marshmallow, tell the child that he/she… more

  • Baby Leonard plays with his brother and parents in living-room in Ismaning Forum Article

    The economic incentives for pushy parenting

    Since time immemorial, parents have struggled with the question of how best to… more

  • Robot arms coat a Porsche Macan at the new plant in the eastern German city of Leipzig Young Global Leaders Article

    Men or machines: will technology take our jobs?

    As technology transforms millions of jobs around the world, it has created a “second machine age”… more

  • Swiss Economy Minister Schneider-Ammann speaks to members of the women’s section of the Swiss FDP on International Women’s Day in Bern Forum Article

    Why equality makes cold, hard economic sense

    In 1950, the world's population was 2.5 billion people. Today, it is over 7 billion. By 2050, it will be… more