As a result of the worst shock to education and learning in history, “learning poverty”—the percentage of 10-year-olds unable to read and understand a simple written text—has increased to 70%, according to the World Bank.
And on top of that, we have constantly been hearing the word ‘reform’ quite a lot especially since the pandemic. A growing consensus that emphasizes the need for educaiton systems to not only prioritize academic skills, but teach students how to navigate uncertainty and change.
In a world where educational landscapes are increasingly complex and challenging, a pivotal question arises: Is collective leadership the key to building a path towards systemic change in education? Does there need to be a more unified effort to achieve these changes, and how do we go about that?
To answer these questions, we are honored to have Wendy Kopp, Founder & CEO of Teach For All and 2021 WISE Prize for Education Laureate, as our guest. Wendy’s vision of leadership aligns seamlessly with these emerging trends.
In this episode, Host of this episode Aurelio Amaral talks to Wendy on redefining education leadership in the face of current challenges and opportunities. They will delve into perspectives on equipping students for an ever-changing future, the importance of unlearning outdated mindsets, and the role of technology in education.
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