Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hagel: With liberty and talent for all

John Hagel writes with J.S. Brown about learning and economic opportunity. With the change in administration, he writes With liberty and talent for all about what kinds of changes we need in policy:

By systematically pursuing public policies helping people get better at what they do, we will move from the zero-sum mindsets dominating our current political debates to a positive sum outlook, where overall rewards increase at an accelerating rate, allowing everyone to share more fully in an expanding pie.

Now, that would be a change worth celebrating. After all, this is not really about something so sterile as talent development. It is ultimately about creating environments where we are all much freer to achieve our true potential.
He focuses on adults but many of the ideas apply to students and teachers, too.

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