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Book Spotlight: The New Education

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

by Cathy N. Davidson WF ‘70

Higher education as we know it today dates back to the turn of the century, defined by departments and majors and Carnegie units. But in today’s world, defined by rapid technological change and a gig economy, are these institutions equipping students with the right tools?

In her most recent book, The New Education, Cathy N. Davidson WF ‘70 introduces education innovators who are reimagining college. With an emphasis on each individual learner, skills like creativity, communication, and adaptability are measured and taught, rather than concentration and proficiency in a single subject. From the ivy league, to large research institutions, to small community colleges, Dr. Davidson shows how schools can better prepare students to succeed in the world today and face the challenges of tomorrow.

Dr. Davidson is the founding director of the Futures Initiative and distinguished professor in the Ph.D. program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY.


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