How do you prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist? According to Brookings Institution scholar Makada Henry-Nickie, educational systems are putting too much emphasis on specific, teachable skills rather than on preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment. Taking cues from the way computer scientists program algorithms, Henry-Nickie advocates for an experiential, learning-based curriculum that will help equalize the existing skills gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. getAbstract recommends her analysis to HR professionals and educational policy makers.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why hard skills alone won’t prepare students for successful careers and
- How experiential learning can help disadvantaged students catch up.
About the Author
Makada Henry-Nickie is a Fellow of the Brookings Institution as part of its governance studies, race, prosperity and inclusion initiative.