Instead of prescribing higher education as the silver-bullet solution to poverty, we must provide diverse and contextualized pathways to disadvantaged children, enabling them to redefine the dominant narrative of success.
To make education systems more adaptive, innovative, collaborative, and empathic, we as change leaders must first model these characteristics ourselves.
University social impact centers are stretched thin. Rather than do more of everything, the best strategy may be to establish a baseline level of services, and then focus on making significant progress in one distinct area.
Social innovation educators are responsible for teaching students how to become collaborative community partners. Here's how.
Five lessons on scaling educational technology for the most vulnerable children.
Are social entrepreneurship education programs excluding those who have directly experienced social problems from working on social change solutions?
Universities play a critical role in producing social impact leaders committed to the public good and prepared to confront the challenges of an uncertain world.
For true social change to happen, we must welcome social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, but universities simply can’t do that in their current form.
Although we are ultimately most interested in long-term life outcomes for students, to achieve them education leaders will need a new focus on shorter-term, intermediate measures of success.
Academic institutions can help build the impact investing field by teaching students a fuller suite of skills, clarifying the range of career paths open to them, and developing a better theoretical and practical knowledge base.