ERIC Number: ED458717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
What Schools for the Future? Education and Skills.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
What will schools look like in the future? What big trends are most influential in shaping education and how might these unfold in coming years? What policy questions need to be tackled today for desirable pathways into the future to become more likely? Four chapters in part 1 address these questions. Chapter 1 examines the "driving forces" in the wider environment of schooling, reviewing key economic, social, cultural, and policy trends, and discussing some of their educational implications. Chapter 2 focuses more closely on developments in educational systems and schools themselves. Chapter 3 present scenarios constructed through the "Schooling for Tomorrow" project for school systems over the next 10 to 20 years, grouped into "status quo,""re-schooling," and "de-schooling" futures. Chapter 4 reviews the main arguments, identifies implications for lifelong learning, and identifies questions for and tensions among the policies for the long-term development of schooling. Part 2 consists of contributions from eight international experts who look with different perspectives at the challenges facing schools today and tomorrow. Both parts conclude with a list of references. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Governance, Lifelong Learning, Parent Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Teacher Attitudes, Youth
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).