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The Future of Employment

Employment and employment trends have always been an area of concern for many  people. But we have, at least since the 1970s, seen a steady rise in the number of Americans who have suddenly, and in some cases not so suddenly, found themselves unemployed,...

The Future of Childhood

Project Manager:  Sue Goodney Lea Whitney Houston sings in The Greatest Love of All (1985) that “the children are our future.”  What, though, is the future of childhood?  What does it mean, in our society, to be a child-- or to have a childhood?  And what might it...

The Future of K-12 Education

Editor - Adolf Gundersen The education project discussions explored the nature of education and learning, asking--and attempting to answer in different ways--a number of key, foundational questions, including-- What do we want education to achieve for individuals?...

The Future of Higher Education

Project Manager - Tim Steffensmeier When you think about higher education in our society, you might think about a number of different issues and concerns. For example: What does it mean to educate people beyond the high school level at a higher level? What does it...

Rewarding Work

Project Manager – Dennis Boyer What if citizens had an opportunity to reinvent the world of work?  This project arose not only from the sense that our hopes and expectations for our work were not always met by existing employment relations and human resources, but...