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Thriving in the 21st Century

Thriving in the 21st

Century

Thriving in the 21st Century:

 

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Contents

 

Introduction     vii

Section 1

·          How the American World of Work Has Changed      1

·          Technological Advances     4

·          Off-shoring   6

·          A Renewed Global Economy and Changing Living Standards   9

·          Learning From the Past      11

·          America’s History of Self-Sufficiency  13

·          What About the Schools?    15

·          Before We Begin    17

·          Likely Future Trends in the World of Work    18

·          Preparing Our Children for This New Economic Reality       25

Section 2

·          The Seven Strengths Your Children Will Need to Thrive in the 21st Century    27

·          Strength #1: Creativity and Innovation       29

·          Strength #2: Entrepreneurial/Self-Starter    56

·          Strength #3: Computer-Literate      93

·          Strength #4: Communication Skills   132

·          Strength #5: Empathy and Concern for Others       168

·          Strength #6: Self-Sufficiency and Practical Skills      195

·          Strength #7: Money Smarts   224

Section 3

·          Giving Our Children the Advantages of the Seven Strengths   263

Section 4

·          Careers, College, Self-Employment and Family Businesses    284

·          Careers     285

·          College     306

·          Self-Employment and Family Businesses     342

Conclusion

·          What Schools Don’t Do      353

·          What Parents Should Do     354

·          What Parents Should Not Do        355

·          What Parents Can Do       356

Appendix A

·          It’s OK for Children to Get Bored…Really!     359

Appendix B

·          Teaching Children to Recognize and Appreciate Quality      364

·          Learning to Recognize Quality       366

·          Exposure to Quality  367

·          A Resurgence of Quality     369

Appendix C

·          President Obama vs. the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics      371

Notes    376

Index    389

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Barbara Frank is the author of several books about education and personal finance, and the mother of four thriving young adults.

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