In his 2017 article
for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kent Pekel made it clear that the one key active ingredient in youth development is that of meaningful and lasting relationships. Decades of research support this view. Why, then, do our school systems generally ignore it?
Yuval Noah Harari (see below) argues that to succeed in the year 2050, young people will need to learn to reinvent themselves again and again. Are we preparing them that for that future? The articles in this issue offer some insights into how well.