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Skills Training and Civics Education to Make ‘Better’ Citizens

Nations have a short opportunity during which they can impart skills to any child, to prepare him or her for adulthood. What is better: to teach a trade in the hope of providing greater economic security, or to teach civic education with the goal of making a ‘better’ citizen?

A new research paper by Georgetown University Professor George Psacharopolous looks at what could be achieved in Haiti with a focus on civic education and vocational training.

Bjorn Lomborg discusses the research in the Huffington post. Lire l'article en français au Le Nouvelliste.