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ERIC Number: ED504580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-2
Pages: 88
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2640-4661-0
Trends Shaping Education--2008 Edition
OECD Publishing (NJ3)
This new biennial publication presents the latest available information on 26 major current trends in education, grouped in 9 broad themes (ageing, global challenges, the new economic landscape, work and jobs, the learning society, ICT, citizenship and the state, social connections and values, and sustainable affluence). For each trend, there is a two-page spread, containing a short introduction, two figures with accompanying text followed by three key questions about the impact of the trend on the future of education. A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each figure, which directs the user to a web page where the corresponding data are available in Excel[R]. Following an Introduction, nine chapters are included: (1) Ageing OECD Societies (Fewer Children; Living Longer; Changing Age Structures; and Find Out More); (2) Global Challenges (Our Crowded Planet; International Divides of Affluence and Poverty; Populations on the Move; Global Environmental Challenges; and Find Out More); (3) Towards a New Economic Landscape (The Global Economy; Knowledge-Intensive Service Economies; and Find Out More); (4) The Changing World of Work and Jobs (Lives Less Dominated by Work?; Less Securely Attached to the Labour Market?; Women at Work; and Find Out More); (5) The Learning Society (Educational Attainment; Rising Investments in Education; Global Educational Patterns--Inequalities and Student Flows; and Find Out More); (6) ICT: The Next Generation (The Digital Revolution; Rising Investments in Education; Global Educational Patterns--Inequalities and Student Flows; and Find Out More); (7) Citizenship and the State (Changing Forms of Political Participation; The Role of the Welfare State--Smaller Government?; and Find Out More); (8) Social Connections and Values (Living in More Diverse Families; Less Social Interaction?; Evolving Values; and Find Out More); and (9) Sustainable Affluence? (Growing Affluence, Growing Energy Consumption; Inequality on the Rise; Lifestyles with Health Risks; and Find Out More) (Contains 52 charts.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access