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ERIC Number: EJ1073159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
The Manifest Destiny of Education: Past, Present and Beyond the Boundaries of Tradition
Burian, Philip E.; Muhammad, Beverly; Burian, Pamela S.; Maffei, Francis R., III
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v5 n4 p301-314 2012
The generation currently in secondary schools has never known the world without the Internet, has spent thousands of hours each year interacting with video games and social media, and has high expectations for the degree of control and choices they will have regarding employment, entertainment, and the education they receive. The employers of our future graduates have undergone--and will continue to undergo--profound changes in consumer behavior and technology-based marketing and value creation, while simultaneously facing intense global competition, rapid technological advances, and dynamic markets. Employer demands for increasingly flexible, self-motivated, collaborative, communicative, creative, energetic, technology savvy employees will continue to rise. These conditions are fundamentally changing consumer and employer expectations of education and driving the need for ever greater relevance, personalization, flexibility, mobility, and meaningful and relevant outcomes. In many respects, we must work toward and plan for an evolving target and, as such, we should work to create dynamic contexts as well as learning what can change and be modified as needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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