Sadly, many of our kids today are just not adequately prepared to make informed, confident decisions about what they want to do after high school. A thought-provoking examination of today’s education system and workforce preparedness, Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners: Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s World explores the career readiness pathways our youth take and how a different educational approach could prepare them for the detours life presents. It offers insights into the types of skills young people need to be successful in today’s workforce and prepare them for careers that we might not even have imagined in 2023.
Jean Eddy is the President and CEO of American Student Assistance® (ASA), where she develops and drives the overall strategic direction of the organization. Her direction is to help kids – as early as middle school to – know themselves, know their options, and make informed choices about their education and career goals. Deeply committed to student success, Jean came to ASA with more than 25 years of experience creating and leading education organizations.
Table of ContentsForeword IntroductionChapter 1. The Uncertainty ContinuumChapter 2. From A+ to A PathChapter 3. Start Early & Stay Many Steps Ahead
Chapter 4. Defrosting the Frozen ClassroomChapter 5. The Skills That Will Change Save the WorldChapter 6. The Shift to Work-Based Chapter 7. The Quest for Ikigai Chapter 8. Flipping the “Risk” Narrative on Education and Work
Chapter 9. Harnessing Informal
Chapter 10. A Powerful Vision