Samantha is a consultant focused on improving the quality of education for disadvantaged children, particularly in developing countries. She has a background in teaching, both as a teacher and curriculum leader in Maths and Economics, but left the classroom to pursue a career in education reform. She has spent the past three years supporting educational charities at a strategic level, while completing a master’s degree in education & international development. Find her blog about living and working in Cambodia here.
Exploring student futures is imperative to developing a successful education system. It is a crucial part of answering the question: “What is education for?” - a question which, against all reason, often seems to get neglected. This is bewildering to me; after all, how can there be a hope of providing quality education to children and young people without being very clear on the end goal? This is akin to asking Usain Bolt to compete in a sprint race, without giving him an indication of the finish line or the time he is expected to complete it in.