I know it is more popular to focus on STEM – especially science and technology – but the truth is that we need artists and creative thinkers now more than ever as our world continues to change at an ever-increasing pace. I agree with Henry Doss’s idea of an innovative SEA curriculum that embraces science, economics, and arts as a much better idea, but whether you embrace STEAM, STEAM, or SEA, one fact has remained true under both old and new curricula – we need more writers.
Communicative abilities continue to be essential to employers and important for citizenship as my guru Clay Spinuzzi argues frequently when he writes about knowledge work (see The Way We Work Is Changing). Here in Kentucky, where we are all about college and career readiness, writing is an essential skill – for learning and working and participating in our global economy and community. I believe we are not unique in this need for more writers.
Read the full “We Need More Writers… What are you going to do about it?” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/