The United Nations General Assembly brought an important milestone in the movement to transform education globally. A collaborative guide titled “Uniting Generations and Sharing Power to Transform Education” was launched, led by Big Change, Salzburg Global Seminar and over 10 other organizations, including the Learning Planet Institute.

The guide builds on the momentum of the Transforming Education Summit and Youth Declaration. It is a call to unite generations and share power, recognizing this as a necessity, not just an option, to transform education.

We are excited to join the long-term learning journey to bring intergenerational collaboration to the heart of reimagining education systems

You can take part by:

  • Downloading the guide to learn more about running intergenerational convenings.
  • Joining the upcoming session on World Children’s Day co-hosted with the guide partners
    to discover how to put these ideas into action!

More about the Guide: 

Young people across the globe are part of education systems that too often fail to prepare them for complex challenges within their local communities and our global society. Education systems must change to meet the disruptions we all face, and making incremental improvements will not be enough. We need transformed education systems that shift the purpose, power and practice of education, to be inclusive and enable all learners to thrive.

Yet, young people continue to be excluded from spaces where important conversations and decisions about their education are made. With every education convening that excludes young people, existing power imbalances are perpetuated.

Uniting generations and sharing power to transform education is not an option but a necessity. 

One year on from the Transforming Education Summit and the launch of the Youth Declaration, this guide offers a starting point for all those committed to sharing power and taking an inclusive approach to transforming education. This guide has been developed through the collaborative intergenerational efforts of more than 10 organizations, led by Salzburg Global Seminar and Big Change.

Whatever your role in shaping change in education, whether you are a teacher, activist, student, caregiver, government or community leader, researcher, innovator, or funder, this guide is for you. It is a starting point for all those committed to sharing power and taking an inclusive approach to transforming education. This guide makes the case for uniting generations and sharing power, explores definitions, provides examples, and offers a co-created checklist for organizations and leaders to consider in their events.